Yesterday, Samsung added two new flagship-class handsets to its range, sitting above the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge that it launched earlier this year. The new Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 both offer some of the best specs ever seen in a smartphone, but one of the two devices won't be available in Europe.
Samsung has said that it has no plans to bring its new Galaxy Note 5 to European markets. The company is choosing instead to limit its 'super-flagship' offering to just one device in Europe, the Galaxy S6 edge+, which features a Super AMOLED screen with Quad HD resolution that curves around both the left and right edges of the device, but lacks the stylus support of the Note 5.
While the maturity of the European smartphone market continues to make it appealing to big tech brands, intense competition is taking its toll even on the giants of the industry, and the Note 5 is apparently a casualty of this. It seems that Samsung has realized that trying to sell two super-premium devices in an increasingly saturated market probably isn't the best approach.
That will no doubt come as a disappointment to European buyers awaiting the new Galaxy Note 5, but Samsung has to be pragmatic. The company's profits fell for the seventh consecutive quarter this year, while profits in its mobile division dropped 7%, following lackluster sales of its Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.
Source: BBC News