Note fans in Europe were disappointed to find out that the new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 would not be available in Europe. This is why only the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is available in the UK. A new report, however, claims that the phablet will be available in Europe in January of 2016.
Coming in January of 2016?
The new rumour comes to us courtesy of Romanian-speaking Gadget-Talk. According to the site’s sources, the South Korean tech giant is planning to launch the Galaxy Note 5 in Europe as early as January of next year.
Although you should take this information with a pinch of salt, this does make a lot of sense, since Samsung would likely want to take advantage of the holiday shopping season, which drives smartphone sales up.
To recap, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 sports a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (Quad HD). This works out to a pixel density of 518 ppi. Its camera combo consists of a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with OIS and F1.9 aperture (one of the best rear-facing camera on board a smartphone) and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with F1.9 aperture for taking selfies and video chat. Storage options include 32 GB and 64 GB options. It does not come with a microSD card slot. A fingerprint reader is integrated into the home button, which supports Samsung Pay. Under the hood is Samsung’s Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core processor (four cores clocked at 2.1 GHz and four cores clocked at 1.5 GHz) built using Samsung’s 14 nm process under the hood, coupled with 4 GB of RAM (one of the first devices made by Samsung to come with 4 GB of RAM on board). To keep the lights on, it features a 3,000 mAh non-removable battery. It is clad in metal and glass and is available in the following colour options: White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum and, Silver Titanium. It runs Android 5.1 (Lollipop) out of the box with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI slapped on top.
Again, this information should be taken with a pinch of salt, but here’s hoping that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will land in Europe in January of next year.
Do you believe the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will be available in Europe in January of 2016? If does land on our shores early next year, would you get your hands on one? Let us know through a comment on our Phones LTD Facebook page.