Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Winter Edition (with 128 GB of storage space) launches in Korea

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Winter Edition (with 128 GB of storage space) launches in Korea
Back in August, when Samsung released the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+, it surprised us by not introducing 128 GB versions of them - since the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge (launched in March) both have such variants. Well, the Note 5 now finally has a version with 128 GB of internal memory, though you'll have to go to South Korea to get it.

Called Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Winter Edition, the 128 GB Note 5 should be available to buy starting today via SK Telecom and KT (oleh), South Korea's largest mobile operators. The handset is offered in gold platinum and silver titanium (which, according to Samsung, are two of the most popular Note 5 colors), at the "special price" of 999,900 KRW (about $846). Save for the increased memory capacity, the Galaxy Note 5 Winter Edition doesn't seem to be different from the 32 GB and 64 GB variants.

Samsung didn't say if it's planning to release the Galaxy Note 5 128 GB in other markets, but we'll let you know if we hear anything about this.


source: Samsung (translated)

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40 Comments

1. Eurethya

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 18, 2015

And Samsung wonders why the sale plummeting. People expecting Samsung behave this way. They wait for "special" edition. But when the product actually released, the eagerness has died out due to rumour of next behemoth.

2. Android_Lollipop

Posts: 154; Member since: May 05, 2015

True.

6. tedkord

Posts: 17043; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Samsung Q3 2014 - 23.8% market share, 80 million Samsung Q3 2015 - 25.6% market share, 85 million Doesn't sound like plummeting.

11. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

what math are you using considering 2 billion cell in use worldwide and you give sammy 25% with 165million sales. come be my cpa with your accounting skills

12. tedkord

Posts: 17043; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You should really be embarrassed that I need to explain this to you. I clearly wrote the numbers were for 3rd quarter sales in 2014 and 2015. The 25.6% was even quoted in the article we're commenting on. You'd be a CPAs dream. He could rob you blind and you'd never figure it out.

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I love man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! +1000 Face-palm for BubbaDoesn't

18. ph00ny

Posts: 1976; Member since: May 26, 2011

As much as i would love to agree with you but all the special editions have been korean market release only so no I would have picked the 128GB version of the note but had to settle for the 64GB gold version when it became available

25. Acer_Predator unregistered

am getting note 4 just for £200-250 only great still

3. twens

Posts: 1154; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

If only their prices don't drop significantly low after 3-4 months I would have traded my 6s plus for this beast. Samsung needs to fix that after resale value. It's the reason I can't grab me a Samsung. I don't want to lose too much money after some few months of purchase.

5. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

If they compete only with iPhones Samsung won't lower prices but they are competing with androiders which offer similarly specced hardware for the same or less price

4. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Why can't SAMSUNG just offer 64GB and 128GB respectively on their Note and S lines and make both variants available on ALL countries? Why is that hard to do? so much fugging hatred and Puhleeez...NO MORE 32 GB!!!!

7. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 725; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

It's like we're asking too much or something.

8. Fatos unregistered

It sounds like people working at Samsung er stupid and are trying to damage their company. BUT: First why are all flagship phones of samsung in EU delivered with qualcom when possible? Patents.And lots of law related things . A bitt different in every country in EU . Secod: They have statistics where they can se what is selling or not. Therfore calculate if the marketing and software development , patents for different part of world will pay off. We fanboys think that samsung should be listening to us but it is the mass what is important to samsung. They want numbers , sales.Thats what they are after. I had decided to buy Note 5 long befor it came out and was really sad when i heard that it wont sell to Norway. So i bought one from Asia. I was not happy with their decission but I do understend that there is some reasoning behind.

9. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Yes, but they can sell in limited amounts if the demand is not that high..after all they can just dump the surplus into another territory

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I've said this so many times as well. I think the S should still have 32/64/128. But the Note should only be 64/128 period. They can do this and the only way they will is is we maybe create a petition and have it signed by as many Samsung fans as possible. We release the info to every blog site so everyone can go and vote.

10. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

whats next. a New Years edition. running out of steam Sammy!

13. tedkord

Posts: 17043; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nope. As I illustrated above (and you totally failed to comprehend), their numbers increased from last year in the same quarter.

14. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

More like Christmas edition...woo hoo!

15. GreatBigPhoney

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

"The handset is offered in gold platinum and silver titanium (which, according to Samsung, are two of the most popular Note 5 colors)" Yet, they initially released only two colors in the US, and only recently did T-Mobile get the gold variant. Personally I would have liked the silver and a 128GB model. Samsung does this kind of thing a lot though. They release a flagship and then a couple of months later they release some kind of minorly updated model a few months later exclusive to one country.

16. legiloca

Posts: 1673; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Waiting for DarkJeddi's say about this..

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30674; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Darkkjedii feels Samsung shoulda had this option at launch. Take away the SD card, and not give it the max available storage option, just sucks. I would've bought the 128 for sure. That's my say.

24. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I'm in the same boat. I very likely would have bought the 128GB version of the Note 5 or S6 Edge+ but passed on both because of the 64GB limit. for me the options have to include either expandable storage or a 128GB option.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 30674; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I woulda did a 128 for sure.

36. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hi dark, problem is apart from users on sites like this is, the 128gb ver does not sell, the only ver of the normal edge not selling is the 128gb ver I.e. Why it was not offered

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I agree 100%

38. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 478; Member since: May 26, 2011

I too would have considered purchasing a 128GB variant. As a result of them not offering a 128GB variant, I gladly settled with a Note 4 earlier this year after the release of the Note 5.

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 30674; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Watch the Note 6 launch with a 128 gig model, and a gold one too in the states. Samsung needs to stop these little bone head mistakes.

17. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

yeah this Christmas edition will increase numbers all the while a fire sale is going on for the s6 lineup. free samsung tvs. half off. bogos. etc. etc with purchase of s6

19. ph00ny

Posts: 1976; Member since: May 26, 2011

You guys are failing understand one thing. Korean market only just like every other special edition they released

20. hado86

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

That's so stupid and why I dislike Samsung! Despite the note 5's killer looks I'm more than happy with 128gb nexus 6p

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