Besides European markets, India is noticeably absent from the inventory, which may or may not be a blunder on Sam Mobile’s part.
The United States obviously headline the limited availability catalog of the Galaxy Note 5, positioned by Samsung as the Galaxy S6 Edge+’s lesser brother, apparently. But the non-edgy, S Pen-capable phablet is also headed to Australia, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan in addition to a slew of smaller Asian, African and Oceanian nations.
In alphabetical order, these are Afghanistan, Cambodia, Iraq, Israel, Libya, Malaysia, Morocco, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey and Vietnam.
Wait, where’s Canada? Clearly, the North American territory was accidentally left out of the list, and we sure hope that’s India’s case as well. Unfortunately, the S6 Edge+ has been formally announced around those parts, and there’s no mention of the Note 5 joining it.
August 28 is the curvy, non-S Pen-supporting 5.7 incher’s Indian D-Day, with an MSRP set at the equivalent of roughly $890 (INR 57,900).
Across the Pacific, T-Mobile sales have started, as expected, and Verizon also reportedly managed to kick off shipments early. The “Uncarrier” charges $699.99 and up on full retail, while Big Red asks $696 outright for the 32GB variant and $792 with twice the internal storage space.
AT&T and Sprint shouldn’t leave you hanging much longer, as deliveries are slated to begin on Friday, August 21. Through both operators, the GNote 5 costs $250 with two-year pacts, whereas contract-free, the former wants $740, and the latter 20 bucks less.
On a semi-unrelated note (pun intended), the fast charge wireless charging pad compatible with the Note 5 and S6 Edge+ has popped up on Samsung’s US e-store, setting you back $69.99 in white or black. Not too shabby expensive, if the accessory indeed helps you go from 0 to 100 percent battery capacity in under 20 minutes, no cables needed.