Samsung is testing a Galaxy Note 8 variant with 6GB RAM and 256GB storage, two more variants in the works

Upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The clock is ticking and the release of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is drawing closer.

With Samsung having already given us a specific release date, the only thing remaining is for the specific info on the specs of the phone. As we pointed out late last week, one month is plenty of time for us to get more details on what the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will feature when it breaks cover. Well, it took less than a week and so far, we have fresh details on the expected specs of the phone.

Apparently, the South Korean tech giant has already started testing a variant of the Galaxy Note 8 that will be sold in the local market and China as well. According to reports, this variant of the Note 8 has the expected 6GB RAM alongside a massive 256GB of storage. The same report claims that this variant will be called the Emperor Edition and it will be accompanied by other variants carrying 64GB and 128GB of storage with the same 6GB RAM.

Previous reports had indicated that the company will release a base model of 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, a variant that will most probably be sold in Kenya and other developing markets. As for those in Europe, the U.S. and South America, the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant will be available for purchase at a reported price tag of at least $1100. If this is true, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will end up becoming the most expensive phone the company has ever sold to date.

Similar to the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the Galaxy Note 8 will come in several color variants that include Midnight Black and Orchid Gray, but the Coral Blue variant will reportedly be replaced by a new Deep Blue finish.

As for the rest of the specs, we don’t expect any changes to what we’ve heard before. These include a 6.3-inch curved screen with Infinity Display and QHD+ resolution, a Snapdragon 835/Exynos 8895 chipset and a 3300mAh battery capacity with support for fast charging as well as wireless charging. For the OS, you get the newer Android 7.1.1 Nougat that is skinned with Samsung’s Experience user interface, formerly known as TouchWiz. There’s also word that the phone will come with support for Daydream out of the box.

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