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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (R) could be launched in the European Union after all Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is rumoured to arrive in Europe in January 2016. Even as Samsung has not confirmed the launch, the device is said to go on sale initially in Romania.

GSMArena has quoted a GadgetTalk report (translated), as stating that prospective customers of the Galaxy Note 5 can procure the smartphone via official sources rather than relying on importing the dual-SIM variant from Asia. The rumours, originating from Romania in Europe, also suggest that Samsung could begin selling the Galaxy Note 5 in the European country as early as December this year.

The potential move is being attributed to the upcoming holiday and the South Korean giant would want to take advantage of it to increase handset sales.

Earlier, SamMobile had hinted that the Note 5 would be available in the following countries:

  • AFG – Afghanistan SM-N920C
  • XSA – Australia SM-N920I
  • VAU – Australia (Vodafone) SM-N920I
  • OPS – Australia (Optus) SM-N920I
  • TEL – Australia (Telstra) SM-N920I
  • CAM – Cambodia SM-N920C
  • CHC – China SM-N9200
  • TGY – Hong Kong SM-N9200
  • MID – Iraq SM-N920C
  • PTR – Israel (Orange/Partner) SM-N920C
  • CEL – Israel (Cellcom) SM-N920C
  • BTC – Libya SM-N920C
  • XME – Malaysia SM-N9208
  • MWD – Morocco (MWD) SM-N920C
  • MYM – MYM SM-N9208
  • NZC – New Zealand SM-N920I
  • VNZ – New Zealand (Vodafone) SM-N920I
  • TNZ – New Zealand SM-N920I
  • PNG – Papua New Guinea SM-N920I
  • XTE – Philippines SM-N9208
  • GLB – Philippines (Globe) SM-N9208
  • PCT – Puerto Rico SM-N920W8
  • KSA – Saudi Arabia SM-N920C
  • MM1 – Singapore SM-N920I
  • South Korea
  • BRI – Taiwan SM-N9208
  • TUN – Tunisia SM-N920C
  • TUR – Turkey SM-N920C
  • USA/Canada
  • VFJ – VFJ SM-N920I
  • XXV – Vietnam SM-N920C

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