Note5 model pops up in benchmarks with 3 GB of RAM only, likely headed for Europe

Note5 model pops up in benchmarks with 3 GB of RAM only, likely headed for Europe
A little birdie apparently told Samsung's focus groups that Europeans are not as much in a love affair with the S Pen stylus, as they are with unique side-sloping flexible displays. This could have been the reason behind Samsung's decision to release the S Pen-laden Note5 in North America and Asia, while Europe will be getting the stylus-less Galaxy S6 edge+, with its 5.7" dual-edge screen panel.

While here in the US the Note5 is already in the loving hands of its early adopters, most of Europe will have the chance to grab an S6 edge+ next week. What about the Note5, though, will there be a European release for those eager to start jotting things down on the Quad HD Super AMOLED display? Well, if leaked regulatory filings and benchmarks of a Note5 model, coded as SM-N920F, are any indication, the new S Pen will arrive to Europe, albeit at a later date.

The "F" at the end of model numbers typically denotes a European model of a Samsung handset, and an SM-N920F has already been submitted at the FCC last month, so, given the 180 days confidentiality request for the filing, the phone could land in Europe early next year, as rumored. The fly in the honey, however, is that the SM-N920F model, allegedly the European Note5, recently popped up on Geekbench with the specs you see below, denoting 3 GB of RAM only. Hopefully this is a prototype version, or Geekbench hasn't detected the extra RAM amount that the Note5 carries. Otherwise we'd imaging European users pretty peeved about their Note5 version having 3 GB of RAM, against the 4 GB of RAM for the US carriers' Note5 models.


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30 Comments

1. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

it could be a note 5 neo snapdragon 808 and 3g of ram and full-hd screen ( cost around 500 $ )

2. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

probably $550

5. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

It says it's 7420 in the pic

13. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Anyway, fraaaaaaaaaaaaaaagmentation.

14. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Stuuuuuuuuupidty

21. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

A little birdie apparently told Samsung's focus groups that Americans love sealed tin-can-glass design, and don't care about SD and Swappable battery. But Europeans love real Note functionality(sd, swap-battery-IR) over the "premium" iBS. Here are your answers

23. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

A Hi This again is a crap post as the same thing is going on for the s6 edge plus for the (f), it may be a fake score and listing and is the normal edge or a testing phone before they moved to 4gb But there also is 4gb listing, so you tell me??? So the full list for the plushttps://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/search?utf8=✓&q=Samsung+SM-G928f 3gb listing for the plus https://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/3294888 And the 4gb listing https://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/3300703 You also note some clear fake ones

3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

hehe,next year is when europe get note5 while galaxy S7 Is announce.

22. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

No Samsung just release the "premium"-sealed-tin-can-glass version of Note 5 EARLIER in US, to hunt for apple-fans in the Apple's nest, before the Apple's event. Ignorant

4. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Huawei gonna introduce mate8 in Europe so it's too late for Sammy

6. scramasax

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 07, 2015

Samsung is so shockingly inept !!!... After years and years of owning one or to Samsung new flagship every year (alongside an iPhone and a Blackberry), I have decided NEVER to buy any Samsung product anymore... It's not the lack of removable battery and of Micro SD, it's the absurd absence of a 128gb option on a power user tool like the Note 5 when the S6 has it and their contempt towards the European market who are just "allowed" to get the S6 Edge+ that made me give up on Samsung for good !...

7. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Not enugh supplies of UFS 2 dude.

24. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

You are up on the 128gb will be coming but it's about making the right number of the key phones, they just said it's not so customers buy now

8. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

WTF sammy?

9. superkuiken

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

Ugh, Thanks Obama.

10. Zero97

Posts: 37; Member since: May 15, 2014

Question:- In what cases do we require more than 3 gb of ram? Im asking coz i really dont know...

15. TyrionLannister unregistered

When you brag to your friends, 4 GB RAM is absolutely necessary.

16. Zero97

Posts: 37; Member since: May 15, 2014

And practically?

28. drifter77

Posts: 401; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

Practically, 2 GB works well.

11. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

As long as the price is lower, I'm ok with that. If not, then they can shove it.

12. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

it will be funny if EU version have microSD slot

20. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Let's hope it's same design like US Note 5 version , but with the beautiful cosy removable "leather" back. Swappable battery, SD support and IR. Ppl in EU will gladly let US to enjoy the "premium" sealed version even with one more gig of RAM. Apple's propaganda and all the tech media brainwashed the ppl in US that "premium" sealed tin-can-glass design is the MOST important feature , so let, them enjoy the "premium" Note 5. LOL And yes, ppl in EU love Note and S-Pen. (Kill the birdie:) They also don't care about the tin can or glass .

17. epdm2be

Posts: 822; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Apparently Sammy thinks that their (potential) 6, albeit large, clients in the US, whom buy whole stocks and demand huge discounts when doing so, are more important than the gazillions of individuals in Europe whom have to pay the full retail-price for their devices, and whom actually made Sammy's CEOs filthy rich in the first place. Don't worry Sammy, I've voted already in 2015 with my wallet and will do so again in 2016. Thanks for your confidence... and now please go away.

18. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

"A little birdie apparently told Samsung's focus groups that Europeans are not as much in a love affair with the S Pen stylus" This is the biggest nonsense I've read, yet. LOL Samsung let out the "premium" sealed tin-can-glass version of Note 5 earlier in US , to hunt for apple-fans. THAT'S THE ONLY REASON. US is the Apple's nest and Samsung is trying now to hit hard there , before next iPhone 6S to come. Note models and S-Pen are mote popular in EU than in US.

19. ShangTsung

Posts: 43; Member since: Jul 23, 2015

LOL 3 gb Ram. Keep the note 5 out of Europe. We don't want that abomination here. Really looking forward to the Surface mobile from Microsoft instead. This is their chance to shine.

25. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The same website also is listing the plus with 3gb and 4gb tests, so I be thinking there was a test 3gb phone in June for EU testing and if Samsung as changed it plans they back to testing

26. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

We , the real Note users prefer fully functional Note 5 EU version , over the one gb more "premium" sealed glass US version(made for iboys).

27. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

BTW Microsoft don't have S-Pen non-battery technology, pen to be imbedded, so no Note replacement coming from there.

29. monoke

Posts: 1161; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

European buyers shouldn't be concerned. They can put 8gb ram and it still wouldn't make a difference. These phones can't multitask for s**t.

33. HighOnAndroidFTW

Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

Damn a bunch of butt hurt euros that should spend more time getting their teeth fixed then complaining about America being better in yet ANOTHER category. And to the idiot who said note phones sell better in Europe then the U.S. is obviously retarded. Samsung released it here and the home land first because WE GOT THE MONEY. We know what we want and we go for it. Deal with it.

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