Samsung finally unveiled its Galaxy Note 5, but it appears that some bad news has been swept under the proverbial rug.
It turns out that the long-awaited successor to the Note 4 won’t be coming to the UK after all.
All other entries to the Galaxy Note line-up have launched in the UK, so it’s a shame the latest addition to the series won’t be.
We asked Samsung why the UK won’t be receiving its new handset, and this was the response:
“The market availability of the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 will vary according to consumer needs and the specific market situation,” a Samsung spokesperson tells TrustedReviews.
“The Galaxy Note 5 will be introduced in the US and Asian markets in August, and Samsung will look at further opportunities to launch Galaxy Note 5 in other markets.”
The spokesperson continues: “With the launch of the original Galaxy Note series in 2011, we created a whole new category that set a new industry standard, which all others have followed.
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It’s likely that Samsung feels its S6 Edge+ has the best shot of de-throning the long-rumoured iPhone 6s Plus, which looks set to launch in September.
It’s also worth noting that the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ have almost identical spec sheets.
If anything, the S6 Edge+ is arguably the better handset on paper. The only differences between the handsets are that the S6 Edge+ has a dual-edge screen, weighs 18g less and is 0.7mm thinner. The Note 5 does have a stylus, mind.
Fortunately, you’ll be able to grab the S6 Edge+ in the UK from September, so you won’t have to wait too long for a new Samsung phablet.
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