Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 could be released only in select countries, whereas the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is said to get a full global release Reuters/Hannibal Hanschke

Technology giant Samsung, which is expected to launch the next-gen Galaxy Note 5 along with the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus on 13 August, will reportedly release the Note variant only in US and South Korea, while the Edge Plus will roll-out globally.

According to The Korea Herald, industry sources have revealed that Samsung will release the Galaxy Note 5 only in select countries, where Note sales have been better in comparison to other markets.

The report further states that Samsung will enhance resources to market the Edge Plus more efficiently than the Galaxy Note 5.

The strategy is reportedly focussed on avoiding cannibalisation between devices, which happened when the company released the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge simultaneously.

This had also led to reduced Galaxy S6 Edge sales, as the Galaxy S6 could not match expectations, which resulted in lesser known players such as Xiaomi posing stiff competition in emerging economies.

Analysts had then suggested that the demand for Galaxy S6 Edge was higher than Galaxy S6, yet the company failed to capitalise on the demand.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is expected to feature key technical specifications such as a comparatively large 5.7in curved display, Exynos 7420 SoC, 16MP primary camera and 4GB RAM.

Key technical specs of the Galaxy Note 5 are also rumoured to be similar to that of the Edge Plus, but the former could feature an auto-ejecting S-Pen.