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Rumor: Galaxy Note 6 will come to Europe, but no new Edge+ handset

An interesting new leak, from the folks over TechRadar, suggests that Samsung will be fixing one of its biggest mistakes from last year in 2016. The site cites a source within one of UK’s major network operators and says that Samsung will not be launching the next edge+ handset in the UK but will bring the Galaxy Note lineup back in August with the Galaxy Note 6.

That would be the exact opposite of what Samsung did with the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+ for the European region. The source says “backlash from loyal Note fans” is the reason behind the decision, and it’s not surprising – the Note 5 is the best Galaxy Note in the series’ history (well, since the Note II maybe), especially after the disappointing Galaxy Note 4, and it was downright evil that the Korean giant didn’t bring the handset to so many countries. Many rumors suggested the Note 5 would make an appearance in the continent, but that didn’t exactly turn out to be true (as we had hinted at).

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Sales of the S6 edge+ were reportedly not that great, but we guess that is why Samsung decided to make it its sole late 2015 flagship in Europe: push the new form factor and the Edge lineup by making it the only option for a large number of consumers, and simply make excuses about “consumer preference” for the move. The source of this information didn’t say if this means the edge+ lineup will be going away completely, but we wouldn’t put it past the company to do so.

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Why? Well, first off, the 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 in the first half of 2016 would leave little sense in making a Galaxy S7 edge+ with a screen that’s 0.2-inches larger, unless Samsung decides to go with a 6-inch or larger display instead. It would also give them a chance to bring the Note lineup back with a bang and make it the main phablet flagship offering once again. As current rumors stand though, the Galaxy S7 edge+ has only been postponed and not cancelled, so there’s no telling what Samsung will do a year after the S6 edge+ and Note 5’s launch.

Of course, there’s also the fact that we are many months away from a Galaxy Note 6 (there’s even a chance a new Galaxy Note will never arrive), so anything could happen between now and then. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are hogging all the limelight these days, and both are shaping up to be great smartphones that won’t let us spend any time caring about the next Note.

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acidrain303
acidrain303

Maybe the author never really tested a Note 4 running Kitkat or 5.1.1. True, the 5.0.1 was a mess but that was more a Google problem IMHO. Fact is that the Note 4 was the last Note in the line-up for the power user. Remove battery and SD card is for these people a must I think. Plus the latest hardware at that time and it was a phone hard to beat.

ChodaBoy
ChodaBoy

Sadly, the Note 5 turned out to simply be an “S6 Pen” edition. In the past, the Note series stood above the S series as the top of the line productivity powerhouse. With the S6 and Note 5, Samsung watered the Note down so much it was merely an S6 with added pen functionality. Bleh!

Master.Of.Mischief
Master.Of.Mischief

I’m not too sure where the writer of this post got his idea that the Note 4 was a failure as it has what people wanted on it. SD card reader, removable battery, excellent specs. I couldn’t care less for the Note 5. Once I got over the initial disappointment that it wasn’t coming to the UK then relief that it didn’t have the above, in my eyes it wasn’t the best Note. I’ve had the Note 1, 2, 3 and 4. If the 6th one is any good then I’ll be getting one. Regardless of what the writer thinks.… Read more »

Jovan97
Jovan97

nvm i like my Note 4 😀 it still best for me 🙂 after update to 5.1.1,it just fly and dont need this shit note 5

n900mixalot
n900mixalot

Not this AGAIN. Note5 is NOT that much better than Note4. It is not worth the upgrade. The only thing it really does better is Samsung Pay and I don’t even think that is available in a ton of places yet. Alternatively, anything that may be conceivably wrong with Note4 is purely Samsung’s fault and has everything to do with the software, and nothing to do with the phone itself. I’m back on my Note Edge and my Note5 is collecting dust. All I miss is Samsung Pay, and they don’t even support my bank. Which isn’t some random small… Read more »

preime101
preime101

Aside from a faster processor, which is pretty much redundant considering even the note 3 is fast enough to run all current apps, the addition of Samsung Pay and a slight tweak to the camera the note 5 is actually a downgrade from the note 4. No ability to customise the back with integrated flip cases etc, no expandable storage or battery, a downgraded voice recording app that only recognizes 2 vioces instead of 8 with the note 4, no IR blaster, no support for MHL, no UV sensor and probably a whole load of other features cut.

oljackson
oljackson

This douchebag has always been a idiot. Why he writes for SamMobile is beyond me. To say the Note 4 was a disappointment is a understatement. It was Google who messed it up with 5.0.2, but he wouldn’t know this since he’s got a LG v10. Smh

sammay69
sammay69

true one time he said that the note 4 was the phone that was worst treated for lollipop. but in my opinion i fell sadly it was the s5. but the note 4 first got 5.0.1 then later it got upgraded to 5.1.1. the s5 only got 5.0 wired because the s5 was a good phone. and i am an note 4 user

ntinos2014
ntinos2014

It was only expected. Since 2014 Samsung did a test-drive with the note EDGE. In 2015 the company did it again. Actually 2016 will be the year in which Samsung will finally launch a more solid edge phone. Not with the Note-line because that kind of rounded screen is not practical while using the S-Pen and not as a twin to the s-line phone. The customers appreciated the edge plus more. BUT considering the fact that the company is planning to launch the note 6 in Europe there would have been a fierce battle between two 5.7inch phablets, therefore the… Read more »

golem1102
golem1102

my wish is for the -note 6 edge-

q8peace
q8peace

save your money for note valley in august 2016 / note 6 (6inch) and note valley dual 6 inch display / and in march flat s7 and not bigger and not smaller final edge variant 5.5 curved display

ijazali
ijazali

i want s7 edge plus, i have s6 edge plus, and im enjoying it

sammay69
sammay69

rather want to have the note then a just a bigger S7 edge

a67543210
a67543210

Would be a mistake to now switch the Note 6 for europe and not sell the 7 edge+. I have been eagerly waiting for that. Looks like Sammy is confused. They need to smoke some weed.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

“especially after the disappointing Galaxy Note 4,…..” wait, what? Are you serious? Note 4 is a beast and more practical than Note 5 and if rumors are true that with marshmallow it will have some of the cool features of the Note 5 like off screen memo and air command view look even without scroll down screen shot and ability to sign a PDF document (though hopefully also with these two) it will even be way better than the note 5.

@home
@home

The Note 5 is way better then the Note 4. I have both & the Note 5 is a beast & does so much more than the Note 4.

IR blaster, meh. I never used it so I don’t give a shit.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

“….the Note 5 is a beast & does so much more than the Note 4”
Much more? Like?

SenorSjon
SenorSjon

Like running out of storage or battery faster than any other flagship. 😉 We only have the S6E+ here, and to add insult, only as 32 GB model. Why would anyone upgrade from a N3 or N4 from that in Europe? Both phones already have 32GB and a host of other options the N5 hasn’t. Samsung could do better to upgrade software in those versions as well. Both are more than fast enough.

golem1102
golem1102

been using the IR blaster on my note 4 every day and still are

preime101
preime101

What exactly does it do more other than Samsung pay?

adam.kirby5
adam.kirby5

I know not many people care, but I do care about the S-Pen… I really miss my Note 4 now. The S-Pen although it is not amazing in terms of functionality, but the convenience of having a device that tapers to a point. It makes navigating, typing and clicking small items etc. that little bit easier. I think I might buy the Note 6. :/ Or do I go and buy a Note 4? o_O.

Santoss07
Santoss07

You can buy Note 4 and keep it one year and think to buy Note 6 after 4-6 months after release when the price will go lower 😉

adam.kirby5
adam.kirby5

I mean that certainly is a possibility. However, although it is physically and financially possible for me to do this, I am not going to do it since it is a bit of a waste of money for me. You know, I already have a Galaxy S6 and an iPhone 6S Plus and I have been down this route before owning many phones and it is pointless. I say I will switch fairly and then I don’t… So I’ll wait for the Note 6, evaluate how good it is and then purchase it and sell all other phones! *Plot twist*… Read more »

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

If you already had the Note 4 and enjoyed it but for any reason got rid of it just wait for the Note 6 it’s probably coming with improved camera, might even be water proof / resistant and more importantly with micro SD card again (Ooopppsss opening the debate again? Hahaha)

adam.kirby5
adam.kirby5

I’d do anything so that I don’t have to put up with the petty and unnecessary whining. Put 50 SD card slots in the phone and run them all in a raid-like configuration, wrap the entire phone in a bullet-proof material and forge it at the centre of the Earth. Give a 9 BILLION MWh battery that lasts longer than humans do. A 99999999999999999999 MP camera with 900K SUFHHHHHHHHHHDDDDDDD video mode and super slow-motion at 9999999999999999999999999999999 FPS, but the camera hump is so non-existent that it’s actually a black hole. 1000 IR blasters to control everything ever, even if it… Read more »

adam.kirby5
adam.kirby5

On a genuine and serious Note though… Get it? Note? As in the Galaxy Note? No? Anyone? *Clears throat* anyway, I got rid of my Note 4 for a Galaxy S6. I did that because everything it had was that little bit more improved and refined than it was on the Note 4, which is always a good thing. Only thing I cared about which they took away was the removable battery. The S-Pen is another thing too, but the S series doesn’t have an S-Pen anyway, so I already accepted that. Mostly though, it was the software experience that… Read more »

n900mixalot
n900mixalot

Save money and get Note4. Or if you are patient just wait for Note6. But don’t get Note5 at this point. It’s not worth it.

adam.kirby5
adam.kirby5

Even if I wanted the Note 5 I couldn’t get it, I’d have to import it and have no warranty… Samsung had this really brilliant idea that they wouldn’t sell it in Europe. I mean it makes sense really because you know they’d only sell 1 in Europe and the price would be the equivalent of 1 USD so they wouldn’t be able to make any money from it. So yeah, really excellent business strategy there.

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

“from last year in 2016”

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I have a strong feeling that the S6 Edge+ is gonna be left behind with updates and security patches. Despite whats been reported, I’m running an unlocked Samsung store bought model of the edge+ and still haven’t received the January update.

thegeneral2010
thegeneral2010

“the Note 5 is the best Galaxy Note in the series’ history (well, since the Note II maybe), especially after thedisappointing Galaxy Note 4”
Plz tell me wat kind of drugs does this writer take????

iHeartBretski
iHeartBretski

Why do you feel he is wrong?

ijazali
ijazali

because ur DP is not good.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

Hahaha yes I’d like to know too. Until Note 4 the Note series was the undisputed king of phlabets in 99% of all tech sites even those biased to iPhone. With the Note 5 that changed and many put the Nexus 6P, iPhone 6s plus (of course) and even the S6 edge plus ahead of the Note 5 so it’s sadly no longer the undisputed king. Hope Note 6 can claim the crown back. I think that there are lots of good phablets in the market right now but the note series is for now the only one worth my… Read more »

n900mixalot
n900mixalot

Note2 was excellent because of how much it improved on one of the most exciting new tyoes of phones out there. Note3 was kind of an incremental upgrade and didn’t change much, but it brought crazy new S-Pen and other software features. Note4 maintained the progress and we got GearVR with it. Note5 brought SamsungPay to the Note line, which S6 had as well. It brought optimized TouchWiz, which S6 also got. It got fast wireless charge, which S6 also got. It saw the removal of three major hardware features, and an S-Pen that could cause debilitating damage to the… Read more »

sanayp
sanayp

Good as who wants a edge +variant .

I desperately wanted a Note 5 in UK but Samsung said they were going launch in Jan but never did.