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Galaxy Note 5 release likely limited to these countries

by Jacob Kleinman | August 18, 2015August 18, 2015 7:40 am PDT

Samsung disappointed a lot of phablet fans when it announced that the Galaxy Note 5 wouldn’t be launching in Europe. The company still hasn’t offered an official list of countries where the flagship phablet will be available, but SamMobile managed to round up the information based on currently available firmware.

Here’s the full list:

  • Afghanistan
  • Australia
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Libya
  • Malaysia
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • USA
  • Vietnam

SamMobile notes that this list may not be definitive. It’s possible a few more countries could make the cut or turn up in new firmware. Still, the report notes that if a country isn’t listed here now it probably won’t be included in Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 launch. Thankfully there’s still the Galaxy S6 edge Plus, which is getting a global release, but for S Pen fans that doesn’t mean very much.

Beyond the stylus and design, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge Plus are pretty much identical. Both offer a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, an Exynos 7420 processor, a 16-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 4GB of RAM and a 3000mAh battery.

According to one recent test the S6 edge Plus actually offers better battery life and faster charging than its flat-screened sibling. So at least there’s a little consolation for anyone who isn’t able to get their hands on the Note


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...