Samsung still doesn’t offer the Galaxy Note 5 in Europe, but the company could finally change its tune next year. The flagship phablet may launch on the continent in January, according to Romanian tech blog Gadget-Talk.
Until now, European shoppers were limited to the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus in an effort to promote the curved-screen smartphone. The news came as a huge disappointment to Samsung fans who consider the Note series to be the best of the best and, in the months since, some shoppers have even resorted to paying extra for an imported version of the handset.
The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus are pretty much identical when it comes to specs. They both pack a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, an Exynos 7420 processor, a 3000mAh battery with wireless charging, a 16-megapixel rear camera, 32GB/64GB of storage, 4GB of RAM and a fingerprint reader.
The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus has a more futuristic look thanks to its curved display, which can also show additional information. It also makes the device a little unwieldy as a result though, and you’ll also pay a bit less for the flat-screened Galaxy Note 5.
If you’re still holding out for the Galaxy Note 5 in Europe it may be worth waiting a few more months to see what happens, though for now we’d treat this rumor with a grain of salt.