Could the Galaxy Note 5 finally arrive in Europe in January?

Don't get your hopes up. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Android

Don’t get your hopes up. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Android

Samsung still hasn’t reversed its decision not to sell the Galaxy Note 5 in Europe, but new reports claim that will finally change in January, five months after the flagship phablet made its debut in the U.S.

It’s probably best you don’t get your hopes up just yet, however.

As a big fan of the Galaxy Note 5 (and as a Brit), I’m disappointed the device isn’t on sale in Europe yet. Yes, I know we have the Galaxy S6 edge+, but lots of people like the S Pen that comes with the Note series, and not everyone is ready to adopt curved glass just yet.

Now a new report from Romanian blog Gadget-Talk, citing a source “close to Samsung,” claims we won’t have to, because the Note 5 will be coming to Europe soon. It’s thought Samsung is aiming for an early January launch, but could bring it forward to December to cash in on Christmas sales.

But don’t get too excited just yet.

A separate report from the ever-reliable SamMobile casts doubt on these claims, saying Samsung isn’t “actively working on a model for the European market.” Although the South Korean company was developing European firmware for the Note 5, it’s thought that stopped back in June.

We have no reason to doubt SamMobile, which was first to reveal Samsung wouldn’t launch the Note 5 in Europe before that was confirmed. They do add, however, that Samsung’s plans could change, so we shouldn’t rule anything out at this point.