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Samsung tipped to launch ‘Emperor Edition’ Note 8 – but will the UK get it?

Samsung is probably going to launch a souped-up version of the Galaxy Note 8 with added storage – but you might not be able to get it.

Most phone makers – Samsung included – launch different versions of the same smartphone in select markets across the world. We’re expecting much the same from Samsung’s next smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8.

It seems one such variant of the Galaxy Note 8 is a special model that will have 256GB of storage – and is supposedly dubbed the ‘Emperor Edition’. It was previously expected that the Note 8 would be available in either 64GB or 128GB versions, but a new post to Twitter by prolific leaker Roland Quandt suggests otherwise:

The image that accompanies Quandt’s tweet appears to be some kind of stock listing for the Galaxy Note 8, although it seems that these models are specifically destined for the South Korean market – Samsung’s home turf. It’s entirely possible that they might go on sale elsewhere, but nothing is guaranteed.

Few manufacturers have adopted 256GB storage variants yet, although Apple helped lead the charge last year with a 256GB version of both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

If Samsung is working on a 256GB version of the Note 8, we’ll probably find out on August 23, when the phone is expected to be announced during a Galaxy Unpacked event in New York City. Until then, take all leaks with due caution.

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