Galaxy Note 5 tipped to be in UK for January
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has had its praises sung ad nauseam since the reviews of it had dropped. Sure, it might have been a “Galaxy S Big with a Stylus” during its launch, but the features it brought to the table went unmatched by the industry since then. Tough for most of our European readers to have to sit this one out, though.
We first got word from a source tied to a Romanian tech blog that Samsung could finally bring the Note 5 to Europe by late January. Android Central confirmed a more general “early 2016” timeline with its sources. We now have a more localized corroboration from another tipster to a United Kingdom tech blog, Gadgette.
The Gadgette tipster also hinted to the initial Note 5 no-show nonsense as well, so all of this equates to a positive track record so far.
We don’t have an exact idea of how this will line up with the Galaxy S7 launch — though there won’t be much of a design change to discount that they could theoretically be launched together across the nation.
Another issue is price: the 32GB S6 edge+ debuted in the UK at a staggering £700 ($1,060 as of this post and a premium of $245 when compared to AT&T pricing from launch day), though it had an introductory price of £599. The Note 5 was initially sold on AT&T for $740, though — $75 less than the S6 edge+.
All that to say, no certain bellwethers here.