Samsung seemed to have upset a few of its customers when it announced that the Galaxy Note 5 wouldn’t be launching in every region right away, but Indian consumers may be a little luckier. SamMobile has come across some test firmware for an Indian version of the handset with a build date created recently in August.
The build, version number N920GDDU1AOH2 (where H is apparently for August), is said to still be a work in progress for the Galaxy Note 5. However, the fact that development is still ongoing is a promising sign that Samsung may be planning to launch the device in India sometime soon. The country was not mentioned on the official list of launch regions, and Samsung decline to confirm or deny the rumor, so make of this what you will.
A similar work in progress build has previously been spotted for Europe, but it was last updated back in June, suggesting that development has been paused, at least for now. This certainly doesn’t mean that a European launch won’t happen at some point, but it likely won’t take place before any Indian launch.
Although Samsung’s decision not to globally launch the Note 5 may be infuriating for some potential customers, Samsung apparently misjudged and struggled to meet demand for its smaller S6 Edge display earlier in the year. Perhaps this is Samsung’s way of keeping tighter control over its display supply this time around?
Do you think that the Galaxy Note 5 would go down well in India?