When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ to the world, one of the major disappointments was the absence of the 128GB variant. There was a temporary relief of sorts when Samsung’s online store and partner carriers listed the 128GB variant. Samsung has however put an end to all conjecture, and confirmed to The Verge that it will be not be introducing the 128GB variant for either of the phablets. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022Also Read - Galaxy S21 FE to support 25W charging but will Samsung put it in the box?
The company states that the listings were erroneously uploaded, and the team is working to get it retracted. The 128GB of the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ appeared on the online store, and American network operators like Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon. However, all the listings have now been effectively removed.
The two phablets will only be available in 32GB and 64GB variants, without a microSD slot. The absence of a microSD slot is a further let down. Recently, Samsung discontinued the 128GB variants of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in India as well.
Samsung launched early this year, to fend off impending competition from Apple’s new iPhones. With the absence of the 128GB, Samsung might lose out on users who love more storage, and will now look to buy that storage variant from Apple instead. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are scheduled to release next month.
Meanwhile, reports claim that the company is planning on launching the Galaxy S6 Edge+ in India as early as this month, followed by the Galaxy Note 5 next month.