Samsung Galaxy Note5 is now available to buy, but only in Taiwan

Samsung Galaxy Note5 is now available to buy, but only in Taiwan
While some lucky AT&T customers might get their Galaxy Note5 in the next few days, the brand new device will actually not be launched before August 21 in the US (and other regions). However, the handset is already available to buy in one market. It's not South Korea (Samsung's home country), but Taiwan.

Starting today, August 15, Taiwanese customers can get a Galaxy Note 5 32 GB for around $740, while the 64 GB model will be available towards the end of the month for around $820.

Reportedly, Samsung is launching the Note5 in Taiwan first because the Note series has always been very popular there, with nearly 2 million units sold since the first model was released back in 2011. While that's not a huge number on a global scale, it is impressive considering the fact that Taiwan is a small country (smaller than New York - the state, not the city) with a population of about 23 million.

Besides releasing the Galaxy Note5 in Taiwan, Samsung also started selling a bunch of accessories for it, including rear cases with Swarovski crystals (see below). For a closer look at the new device, check out our Samsung Galaxy Note5 hands-on.


sources: ePrice (1), (2), Focus Taiwan

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