Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with 512GB storage could be most expensive phone around

Are you looking forward to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9's imminent launch, but worried about the amount of space you'll have? Worry no more.

Twitter leaker Roland Quandt is claiming the 512GB storage variant of the new phone, which we first heard rumor of a few months ago, is indeed coming to Europe and looks to be landing on UK shores as well.

This is surprising, as the larger and more crazier-specified models are usually contained within South Korea or possibly China, so it's an interesting play from Samsung if it is releasing it to a wider audience.

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As you can see, the price for the phone - which will come in blue and black colors for the 512GB option - will be £1150 in the UK (around $1500 / AU$2000) and would see it cost more than the highest-spec iPhone X. However, that's only £1149, so the difference is negligible.

Of course, you're getting a larger screen, more storage and likely more RAM for that price, as well as the S Pen of course - and Note fans are unlikely to head for the iPhone anyway, given their penchant for high-spec devices.

This may all be incorrect anyway - as mentioned, Samsung doesn't really have a history of bringing out the high-spec variants in many other countries - but we'll know for sure on August 9, when the phone will be launched in New York.

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.