When you think of phablets, nine times out of ten you think of Samsung’s Galaxy Note range. Or the Apple iPhone 6 Plus or the Nexus 6. But let’s be fair here: Samsung started the whole phablet thing way back when and still produces arguably the best phablet in the business -- the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
So why in God’s name has Samsung decided to ignore the UK with its upcoming Galaxy Note 5 release? The answer is as bizarre as the reason why Samsung chose ignore one of the biggest smartphone markets in the world at launch, and it goes by the name of the Samsung Galaxy S6 EDGE+, which is, for all intents and purposes, a bigger version of the already-excellent Samsung Galaxy S6 EDGE.
I know for a fact that A LOT of people were eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Some even passed on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 EDGE and patiently waited for the arrival of what was expected to be the best phablet device in the business. But then something bizarre, strange and disturbing happened -- Samsung decided to completely ignore the UK market.
The official line is as follows: Samsung has no plans to release the Galaxy Note 5 in the UK during 2015, so that could mean a launch in 2016. But why the hell should we have to wait!? Hasn’t the UK been good to Samsung over the years? I’ve used every single one of its Note devices since the original first launched and was really looking forward to the arrival of the Galaxy Note 5, largely because they’re ALWAYS better than Samsung’s Galaxy S releases.
But, NO, this isn’t happening. And instead we’re being fobbed off with a larger version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 EDGE. So what gives? Why is this happening? I read plenty of posts around the subject and even listened to Samsung’s official stance on the decision and I still don’t get it. For me, this is perhaps one of the only phones that would get me to ditch my iPhone 6 Plus, and now I can’t even buy one!
Guess I’ll just have to wait and see what Apple and Google come up with in Q4…