Samsung won't launch the Galaxy Note Edge in Germany unless 120,000 people vote for its release


Usually, smartphone manufacturers don’t directly ask customers if they want a certain handset to be released in their region or not. Thus, we’re a bit surprised to see Samsung turning to its German fans in order to find out just how many of them want the brand new Galaxy Note Edge.

Samsung says that it’ll launch the Note Edge in Germany only if 120,210 fans vote to support its release. The voting process began on November 4, and will end on November 10. At the moment, there are already more than 44,000 votes, so the goal will probably be reached in due time.

If Samsung gets how many votes it wants, it will release a “premium edition” of the Galaxy Note Edge (with “additional”, unspecified features). This will be available in Germany from late November until December 31. After that, only the regular Galaxy Note will be sold.

As you may know, the Galaxy Note Edge can already be bought in Japan and South Korea, and will be launched in the US on November 14. Samsung previously stated that only 1 million Note Edge units would be shipped around the world this year. We already managed to unbox the Note Edge, so take a look at this post if you want to see how it went.


sources: Samsung Germany, Press release (translated)

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Galaxy Note Edge
  • Display 5.6" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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10 Comments

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

One would think with all the negativity associated with OnePlus and their marketing gimmicks that other companies would learn and not do any of those very same things. But here is Samsung doing dumb stuff. Nevermind that if Samsung made a world phone instead of making Exynos/Qualcomm models, then they could be flexible with stock.

7. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

I think it's a safe bet most focus will be on the Note 4, so naturally Samsung has produced a limited amount of this tech exhibition model; might as well get some extra publicity... A far cry from OnePlus' starving strategy towards a hungry target group.

10. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Lol you compare a click of a button (no email adress is needed, no purchase is needed) to a faulty invite system?

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

its now 45,000and counting went samsung germany just to cast my vote to help them out those who want the curve screen..

5. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

i voted for them as well.

3. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

OMG samsung.

4. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

WTF Samsung. Is this a type of their marketing. Well, people can vote here but the question is, How many people in Germany will buy the Galaxy Edge if they know that the Note 4 is better than this?

6. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Lol imagine if those 120000 wer trolls

9. gagakiller

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

I am one of the trolls who voted ! NOT GONNA BUY IT EVEN FOR 100$ LOL

8. mojtaba_mn

Posts: 268; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

noooooooooo

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