Samsung to bring Galaxy Note 6 to U.K., drop Galaxy S7 edge+

Note fans in the U.K. won't miss out in 2016. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Android

Note fans in the U.K. won’t miss out in 2016. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Android

Samsung’s decision not to launch the Galaxy Note 5 in the U.K. last year, making the Galaxy S7 edge+ its only flagship phablet, may not have worked out quite as well as it hoped.

The South Korean company is reportedly reversing that decision for 2016, with a plan to deliver the Galaxy Note 6 but not the Galaxy S7 edge+ to Great Britain.

Europeans were bemused by Samsung’s decision not to launch the Galaxy Note 5 last year, given that previous Note series smartphones had been so popular in many EU markets. We did get the Galaxy S6 edge+ instead — and it’s great — but it’s just not the same for S Pen addicts.

But according to a report from TechRadar, citing “a source high up at one of the UK’s major networks” who claims Samsung endured a “backlash from loyal Note fans” last year, the company will launch the Galaxy Note 6 in the U.K. when it makes its debut later this year.

Yet again, though, Samsung doesn’t want to give the U.K. the best of both worlds, so the Galaxy S7 edge+ will reportedly be sacrificed as a result. If you’ve become attached to curvy screens over the last 12 months, then, it looks like you’ll have to get used to life without them again.

“Samsung isn’t going to launch the S7 Edge+ in the UK,” the same source told TechRadar. “I got the impression that it had been a bit of a disappointment sales-wise and that the decision to keep the Note 5 out of Europe is now considered a mistake.”

Personally, I’ve always been a fan of the Note series, so I was disappointed Samsung decided not to bring the Note 5 to the U.K. Having said that, the Galaxy S6 edge+ is a wonderful smartphone, and I’m super excited for the S7 edge+.

Until Samsung confirms these claims, it’s best you take them with a pinch of salt. The Note 6 and S7 edge+ aren’t expected to arrive until this fall, so there’s plenty of time for Samsung’s plans to change between now and then.