The fact that the Galaxy Note 5 is only being launched in the US and Asia has been well-documented since the handset was launched on August 13th, with a great fuss and even a petition (10,000 signatures so far) has been raised about Europe having to make do with the Galaxy S6 Edge+. But what about the other regions? Even India, with its fast-growing smartphone market, was ignored, but that could change in the near future.
Thanks to some digging by SamMobile, it has now been discovered that a test firmware build for the Indian Note 5 with a build date for August exists. The build version is N920GDDU1AOH2, with N920G being the model number of the Indian variant of the Note 5. Samsung India has said it can neither confirm nor deny whether the existence of the test firmware means anything at this point. Which, depending on your level of optimism, could be a sign that the Note 5 will launch in India before the end of 2015. Especially when considering the next snippet of news.
Before my fellow European consumers get their hopes up, this means diddly for us, as the last firmware for the European variant, N920F, was created way back in June with build number N920FXXE0AOFT. Still, at least it means that Samsung is at least starting to turn its thoughts to expanding availability of the Note 5, albeit extremely slowly. If you live in India, are you excited by the possibility of the Note 5 being released before the end of 2015? Or have you decided to order a different handset? Let us know in the comments below.