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Good news: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 might be coming to the UK

Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung announced two new big and beautiful phones at the start of the month in the form of the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+.

Here in the UK we've been restricted to just the Galaxy S6 Edge+ with no official launch date for the Galaxy Note 5. New regulation documents suggest the S Pen-toting phone will be coming to Europe after all, just at a later date.

In the FCC listing is a phone called the SM-N920F – the "F" usually refers to a European model, and a Geekbench 3 testing shows it's a Samsung handset with a remarkably similar setup to the Galaxy Note 5.

Gimme that stylus

The only change comes in the 3GB of RAM on board - that's been dropped down from the 4GB of RAM on the US version of the phone.

It's possible that Geekbench hasn't detected the extra RAM on board, or that it's just a prototype model at the moment.

As for a release date, the FCC offers 180 days of confidentiality and the listing came in last month so it may be toward the end of this year at the earlier - or at least we hope that's the case.

Via Phone Arena

James Peckham

James is Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He has also worked on other leading tech brands, such as T3 and Gizmodo UK, as well as appearing as an expert on TV and radio for the BBC and other publications. Be sure to follow him on Twitter for all the latest smartphone news.