New rumor claims that the Samsung Galaxy Note5 will land in Europe as early as January 2016


According to a new rumor, Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note5 in Europe as early as January 2016. 

A couple of months ago when Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy Note5, the company brought bad news for potential customers in Europe. Probably looking for a more in-focus promotional campaign for the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, the manufacturer decided not to launch the Galaxy Note5 in Europe, much to the dismay of long-time fans of the supersized Galaxy Note series. 

While some customers have already turned to alternative solutions, such as importing a dual-SIM model from Asia through various channels, this path may lead to a painful warranty administration process and carrier compatibility problems.

As it turns out, however, it looks like Samsung's ban on the Galaxy Note5 in Europe might not be definitive. According to a Romanian tech blog, Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note5 in Europe as early as January 2016. This would be an interesting timing given that the December holiday shopping season a huge driver for smartphone sales.

The blog quotes unofficial sources close to Samsung's Romanian branch. Since this report is not joined by any sort hard evidence, make sure to digest this info with a dose of cold hard skepticism.



What do you guys make of this? Has Samsung postponed the Note5's European launch for too long?

source: Gadget-Talk via GSMArena

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23 Comments

1. aledelcastle

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 16, 2014

So it has been available for 9 months already? Fix your tittle

11. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Hope it's not a Sammy tactic to slowly kill the note line in favor of the "edge" smartphones

16. rantao333

Posts: 346; Member since: May 21, 2013

i think samsung has not enough capacity for their 14nm to fulfill apple a9's demand as well as maintaining s6 & s6 edge production. whats they might do is to delay note 5 availability in some region. up until now, there is no clear picture on how much can samsung produced per month from their 14nm fabrication line. Even after they announce that they can mass produce 14nm chips they never reveal how much they can produce.

2. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

what the hell is Samsung doing lol

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Smoking up that good-good

5. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

I think HTC passed the blunt to Samsung to see what stupid things they can do...lol

3. Elfmonster unregistered

Only if I can buy aa Samsung battery pack to carry around everywhere I go.

6. DillWeed

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

Why even bother by then?

7. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Edge is useless and ugly, Note5 is outdated, unless the price will be 30% off, around 550 usd, it's not worth buying.

8. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Bring it to Europe, but do not ask over €600 for it.

9. FluffyBled unregistered

It costs 630€ in my country :O! (Europe)

10. hanabi

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

i like edge look but dont wanna pay extra for it

12. Fellwalker

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Unless it has a bigger battery, and replaces that glass back with plastic, they can forget it.

13. Sam1986

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

I think they will ship the phone with S820 and Cat 12, Thats why January.

24. Shocky unregistered

That would explain a lot, otherwise it's a waste of time as everyone will be thinking of the Galaxy S7 and other 2016 flagship devices.

14. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Just when you think HTC is the most idiotic android OEM Samsung then tries to steal the crown. Ignoring 750 million Europeans while at the same time their sales are going down. Its like people are not buying our phones like they used to, what shall I do to improve that? I know! Lets not make available one of our most famous phones to 1/3 of our customers. That will fix it for sure. Dont worry samsung, if 6 plus didn't conquer EU phablet it will definitely now with help of 6S plus. Its like you are helping apple.

15. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

If they're planning to release a phone that's 5 months out of date the price they charge had better reflect that. For a newly released flagship Samsung I'm willing to pay flagship prices of close to £600, but 5 months old I expect 10-20% price cut.

17. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Samsung Should have made the Note 5 available once it was released,Why?should people pay so much for a phone that will be out dated,Sony Z5 Premium offers much better features than the Note 5,including the Micro Sd card Slot and a much better Camera,Sorry Samsung but your iPhone copy phones do not Impress loads of People nowdays and are way too Overpriced

23. Xardas2

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 15, 2015

My thoughts exactly! Picked up Note 1 sim free on release, same with 3. Fail at 5 I've gone to Z5 Premium for the next 2 years.

18. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

losing steam market by market. by then note 6 will be on rumor mill or in production

20. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 939; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

4k Screen, 4k Battery, 4k recording 6GB Ram cause 4 is too mainstream!

19. Limbopope

Posts: 63; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Rooted my Note 4 and now running a Note 5 port. Too late for me sammy

22. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It's just gone up for preorder in Ukraine, now you note it's not in the Eu, the note 5 as not come out in the eu as its having a redesign due to the spen problems, in the eu they have big problems with the problems linked to this, that why it's not out in the Eu and as nothing to do with Samsung not offering it to the Eu they can not do so to they redesign the phone but at the same time they need to give a big gap over when it was 1st offered to cover its back

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