In what can be compared to the automobile industry, where special edition cars are made and sold in limited quantities, the smartphone manufacturers have also caught up with this trend. The latest is Samsungâ€™s reported plan to launch a special edition of its yet-to-be launched Galaxy Note 8.
While the regular Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be officially launched on August 23, a limited edition Samsung galaxy Note 8 Emperor is also being planned alongside. The eyebrow raising spec, if rumors are to be believed, is that this special edition Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Emperor will sport 8GB of RAM and a whopping 256GB internal memory.
In addition, more than a smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8, including the Emperor version, might turn out to be a phablet, with a display of 6.3 inches. There are also suggestions that the special edition phablet may be the first device with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 SoC. So will Samsung be able to beat Google Pixel to the market with this new chipset?
The leaks relating to the proposed Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Emperor edition claim that the device will be made available in three distinct color variations; Blue, Black and Grey.
It is also likely that the special edition may be sold only in South Korea and China. Most of these details are in the realm of speculations and rumors and not from any official Samsung sources and need not be fully correct.
The phablet will sport a 6.3-inch AMOLED display that will follow the Infinity Display feature found on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ with the aspect ratio being maintained at 18.5:9.
Some markets may have the Snapdragon 835 processor as the CPU while in others, Samsung could fit the Exynos 8895 SoC. The battery would be of 3300mAh.
Another interesting bit of information in this context is a special scheme being launched Samsung for its customers in Australia. This is called â€śScreen Assure Offerâ€ť. Under this, buyers of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 are being assured of a one-time free replacement of the screen if it were to be damaged during the first 12 months of purchase.
The pre-ordering facility in Australia will begin on August 25, a couple of days after the phoneâ€™s official release.
Customers in India may have to wait a little longer to know the plans Samsung has for the release of these smartphones, what their specifications and price would be.