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)