Samsung has sold 630,000 Note Edge units so far
When Samsung took up to the stage at IFA 2014 this past September, it whipped out not one, but two whole new Note models, one of them being the oft-rumored Edge model with a screen that slopes to its side. The only difference between the Edge and the standard Note 4 was the screen, of course, so it was unclear if the public would react the way Samsung was hoping they would – after all, it is the less ergonomic of the two, and the side screen was unlikely to be seen as much more than a gimmick for the nerdier type.
As it turns out, however, response to Samsung's edgy phablet has been better than we expected. According to South Korean publication Dt, the Note Edge has sold-in some 630,000 units. That's a very small portion of total Note sales, of course – Samsung sold as many as 4.5 million units of the Note 4 in the first month of availability, for example. Still, it appears that the Edge is well on its way to hitting the million units sold milestone.
This should be some welcome news for Samsung, considering its recently dwindling sales. The Edge is not enough to keep a behemoth such as Samsung afloat, of course, but the company has likely won itself future support from major carriers around the globe who are seeing decent interest in an otherwise wacky device. In case you didn't know, focusing on innovative and hard-to-copy tech lies at the center of Samsung's new strategy, so don't be surprised if all those rumors of a Galaxy S6 Edge pan out – this may just be a part of Samsung's way out of the mire.
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