By Stephen Schenck | January 23, 2014 12:27 PM
By the looks of things, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 Neo seems nearly ready to launch. The MWC initially appeared to be a decent possibility for a launch announcement, but with those new renders mentioning a January 27 date, the phablet could very well go official by early next week. But once it’s finally out there, just where will this Note II/Note 3 hybrid of sorts be available? According to Samsung, it may not be quite as widespread as we’d like, with the company confirming certain nations that specifically will not be getting the Note 3 Neo.
In a pair of separate statements, Samsung representatives have asserted that the Note 3 Neo will not be going up for sale in the US nor the UK. Beyond that, we’re just not sure – we saw those Belgian pre-orders, and Samsung itself won’t offer much more than that the phablet is coming to “select countries/regions” – but for the moment there aren’t any clear signs of just where else the phone might end up, and which other areas will be off-limits.
Really, we probably shouldn’t be too concerned over this development. After all, knowing Samsung, the Note 3 Neo isn’t likely to offer significant savings over the full-sized Note 3, and with that model still available, we suppose we can live without the Note 3 Neo. Oh well; there’s always importing!