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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge will be launched on October 23 (only in Japan)

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge will be launched on October 23 (only in Japan)
Earlier this October, Samsung said that its Galaxy Note Edge would be available starting this month, without providing an exact launch date. Now, thanks to NTT DoCoMo - Japan’s largest mobile carrier - we know that the Edge will be released on October 23 (this Thursday).

According to DoCoMo, only the black version of the Galaxy Note Edge will be launched on October 23, with the white model expected to go on sale sometime in November. October 23 is also the day when NTT DoCoMo will start selling the Sony Xperia Z3 - but this is already available around the world, so that’s not really news.

Japan was chosen by Samsung as the first country to get the Galaxy Note Edge, with other select regions expected to get it soon, too. As previously reported, the Edge won’t be widely available, and Samsung may ship only 1 million units by the end of the year. Of course, we must not forget that this is a unique device, and its manufacturing process is, most likely, a bit complicated.

The Note Edge is the world’s first smartphone to feature a display that curves around one of its edges. This curved screen can act as a separate display from the main 5.6-inch, Quad HD one, providing quick access to apps, notifications, and live information.

In the US, the Galaxy Note Edge will be released via all major carriers, but we don’t know exactly when it’s going to happen. We'll let you know when we hear more on this anyway. 


source: NTT DoCoMo (translated)

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posted on 20 Oct 2014, 19:24 3

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10434; Member since: 14 May 2012)


What a beauty. Those who pick it up on the 23rd will sure be happy. Any news on the release date for US carriers?

posted on 20 Oct 2014, 22:48

9. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1989; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


NO NEWS on release date in US, but we'll let you know when we get more info

PA.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 12:00

12. JC557 (Posts: 1321; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


I'm actually surprised because I got to try out the Note Edge at Best Buy here in NYC, though there wasn't a price tag next to it... I think. It's an interesting phone concept but nothing too wild.

For those wanting to see the Note Edge in NYC, the Best Buy I went to is on Union Square. I'm gonna go back to see if there was a price on it.

posted on 20 Oct 2014, 19:30 1

2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Japan always get the good stuffs.

..... :(

posted on 20 Oct 2014, 20:19 2

4. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


They keep the good stuff :(

posted on 20 Oct 2014, 19:48 1

3. theguy2345 (Posts: 1182; Member since: 24 Jun 2014)


I hate when they make such a big gap when coming to the west. I waited 9 months for the vita slim to come to the US, along with countless other games. It is really annoying especially when stuff gets sent over there, the wait is a couple of days, not months.

posted on 20 Oct 2014, 21:22

5. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


Not worried about it the nexus blows it away.

posted on 20 Oct 2014, 21:41 2

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10434; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Not at all. I'd say they're equal on everything but upper hand goes to Edge due to TW features and S-Pen.

posted on 20 Oct 2014, 22:01

7. Bertelgeus (banned) (Posts: 126; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


It's Samsung's third futile attempt to mean something in Japan.
Unfortunately, Japan's standard is way too high for Samsung.

posted on 20 Oct 2014, 22:07

8. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Samsung -- the US market is waiting too! :)

posted on 20 Oct 2014, 23:57 1

10. boriqua2000 (Posts: 50; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)


At least we took godzilla from them. In your face japan

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 09:43

11. dmakun (Posts: 312; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)


lmao.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 19:24

13. soldier1969 (Posts: 20; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


Was tired of waiting on word on this in the US, went for the standard Note 4 instead very happy with it. Only 1 million will be made worldwide anyway, very hard to get when it comes to the US.

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