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Petition Launched to make Samsung Release Galaxy Note 5 in Europe


News by Luke Jones on Wednesday August 19, 2015.

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We revealed last week that Samsung will not be launching the Galaxy Note 5 in Europe, saying the old continent will be focused on the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus instead. However, the Edge Plus is not the Note 5, it lacks the rich features, performance, and S Pen, and needless to say plenty in Europe (and even non-Europeans like us) are miffed about it.

Now there is an online petition that will hopefully get Samsung to change its mind, although we very much doubt that. You can check out the petition at the source link, but in the meantime here's our history on this story.

Sad news for Samsung fans in the United Kingdom as the Korean company confirmed that it will not be launching the Galaxy Note 5 in the country until 2016. That breaks a tradition as the previous four Note smartphones all landed in the UK at the same time as other regions, while the nation is still one of Samsung's primary markets, including being the biggest in Europe.

So, what's going on? Samsung is apparently focusing on Asian markets and the United States, while the UK and Europe will be focused for the Galaxy S6 Edge +. Samsung says it is playing to market needs, and the UK is certainly an iPhone focused nation, with 34% of the market taken by Apple's device.

However, this is still big news as Samsung has not said if the Note 5 will land in the country at all, although we are almost sure it will land in 2016. We find this a shocking move by Samsung and it seems similar systems will be employed throughout Europe. The company launched the Galaxy Note 5 early to avoid direct competition with the upcoming iPhone 6s Plus, but now we can't help but think that Samsung has just handed a whole continent to a whole continent.

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We told you last week about Samsung's bombshell announcement that the Galaxy Note 5 will not be coming to the UK or Europe this year. Man, are we still pissed about that! It seems that the phablet flagship will arrive on that continent next year (we hope, Samsung has yet to confirm), but plenty of other nations around the world have been pencilled in for the S Pen packing Galaxy Note 5.

We imagine that potential consumers in market rich nations like Germany, France, and the United Kingdom are scratching their heads over Samsung's strategy to launch the Note 5 in low income nations like Cambodia and Libya first.

source: Clove

 
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