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Samsung: the Galaxy Note Edge is a "limited edition concept device", only 1 million units to ship in 2014

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Yesterday, we learned of Samsung's "emergency" plans to release the Galaxy Note 4 earlier than scheduled, but the bent-display curiosity that is the Galaxy Note Edge wasn't mentioned anywhere. Today, we're filling in more details in the picture. This morning, Samsung held a press-conference in its homeland of South Korea, where it officially announced the Galaxy Note 4 launch schedule. 

The phablet's regular version will be released in Korea Friday, September 26, and it will arrive in an additional 140 markets by the end of October. It looks like the official US launch date remains October 17.

The Galaxy Note Edge is where things get pretty interesting. Samsung Electronics president D.J. Lee confirmed that the edgy phablet is a "limited edition concept", "technology-intensive" device that will see limited shipments and different release dates for each country. It will start selling in South Korea in late October, but other regions might have to wait until next year. Chances are that the Note Edge will be more expensive than the regular phab as well.

A little more than a week ago, Hyundai Securities analysts said that Samsung plans to ship a fairly modest 1 million Galaxy Note Edge units along with 11 million Galaxy Note 4s in 2014. Samsung's announcement falls in line with this prediction. Previously, the company confirmed that manufacturing the Note Edge is "expected to be complicated", while another Korean analyst added that adapting to the curved screen could become an initial challenge for users.

Do any of you plan to wait it out, or maybe import the Note Edge from abroad? What are your reasons?


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posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:28 18

1. chaosnightmare (Posts: 165; Member since: 20 May 2010)


http://hi-tech.mail.ru/review/Apple_iPhone_6_Plus_vs_Samsung_GALAXY_Note_4.html read this article, note 4 beated iphone 6 plus camera even in low light conditions and display (you can translate it with google)

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:36 15

7. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


iPhone camera is actually quite inferior. Doesn't matter what the fans say. The pictures come out too warm (with 6 even warmer than 5s) and 8mpx is not even near enough. Plus the lack of 4k. 240fps video is nice but even that's nothing new if we look at all the brands.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 06:27 3

26. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Welcome back after a weeks banned.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 06:46 2

28. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Thanks :) The "reasons" for my ban were kinda hilarious but I guess I can't say them here if I don't want to get banned again xD

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 06:56 5

31. silencer271 (Posts: 254; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Iphonearena gets mad at stupid stuff lol. Love how "iphonarena" is a bad word here hahaha

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 07:59 2

41. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4833; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Hey!!!! We missed you!

+1

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 08:01 1

42. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Haha thanx :D

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 09:43 1

51. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


welcome back Art... you become a kinda star :D

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 10:19

53. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Lolllz :D

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 08:23 2

43. JC557 (Posts: 1516; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Hey, I'm under a weird ban. For some reason I cannot post using my phone but can on my desktop. It's pretty bizarre. Unless it's by IP and not username.

As for the topic on hand, this doesn't surprise me considering that this is treading toward niche territory with it's edged screen and all. We'll see what creative devs will be able to do with it in due time.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 08:29 1

44. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


That's weird. For me it was about the username. Limited on every one of my devices at least.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 08:38 1

45. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Same to here, I got warning for stupid reasons, aswell.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:37 7

9. Python212 (Posts: 363; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)


Oh my......The Beast is for real......It even looks better than the iPhone 6 Plus.

Thank you for this nice review chaos!!

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 09:49

52. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


1 million is a pretty good number for such a relatively new device... good strategy

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:48 2

17. Dthawk (Posts: 42; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


Great find! I wonder how they get their hands on things so early..

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 06:10 4

22. chaosnightmare (Posts: 165; Member since: 20 May 2010)


Perhaps in soviet russia note 4 releases before iPhone 6, here's a full review i found btw:http://mobile-review.com/review/samsung-galaxy-note4.shtml

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 06:12 2

23. Python212 (Posts: 363; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)


You're the freaking man chaos!!!

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 13:54

59. Dthawk (Posts: 42; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


I don't know how you do it, but you did it again.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 06:52 2

29. slh163 (Posts: 138; Member since: 19 May 2014)


OMG..the beast have murdered that iBend 6+ in almost everything especially display and camera
now that is a killer phone

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 07:02 4

35. Jimrod (Posts: 1365; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


So this is an article about the Note Edge, all the comments up here are slagging off iPhones. Obsessed much?

You don't have to try and justify your Samsung love to anyone but yourself when you choose what you want to buy. If iPhone specs are on your mind 24/7 then you should probably just buy one of them... :p

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 07:11 4

37. Pattyface (Posts: 1612; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


That's what android fans do with their time. The truth is that no one outside of their nerdy thoughts cares what they think. People use their money on things they want not what some kid with a hard on for Google thinks

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:28 1

2. mistercarter (Posts: 360; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


lol, expect sky high prices for this crap, cuz that side-screen doesnt add anything to the user experience, actually it gets in the way when trying to reach parts of the screen with 1 hand

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:32 8

3. Python212 (Posts: 363; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)


And it doesn't even have bendable feature like the iPhone 6 Plus :)

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:37 4

10. walnuttt (Posts: 153; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)


Iphone 6 plus doesn't have bendable feature whatsover, its just it is a crappy phone indeed.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:51 3

18. alouden (unregistered)


I think he was making a joke about the Iphone "bending issue."

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:35 2

5. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1214; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Hi, did Samsung secretly sent you one to test out? Can you make a review? You seem to know alot about it already.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 07:04 1

36. wilsong17 (unregistered)


I'm sorry but I already see my self using those side features.. just cut you don't don't call it crap.. beside the general public actually like the edgel

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:33 3

4. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Loved my N9. Last Nokia made in Finland and I guess it was quite limited also :)

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 06:28 2

27. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Loved mine to. Aswell as the N900.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:35 2

6. willytbk (Posts: 231; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


looks like samsung in emergency mode for launching this flagship to counter iPhone 6 and 6+. let's see how it performs when its available

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 21:59

64. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


Please dont compare something that cheaply made like iphone 6+ to this monster of smartphone.. Hey even the 6+ not that "smart" either..

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:36 6

8. AlikR (Posts: 27; Member since: 05 Sep 2013)


@mistercarter... It's easy to criticize true innovation when the only thing you can show for is your easily bending iphone 6+, LOL

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:39 5

11. walnuttt (Posts: 153; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)


well he's a butthurt samsung hater. He cant even realize how crappy his iphone6+ compared to note edge. Poor kiddo!

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:41 2

13. mistercarter (Posts: 360; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


Samsung hater, oh yeah, thats why i have a Note 3 LOL get your life together

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:47 6

15. Python212 (Posts: 363; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)


darkk says the same **** and we all know that's a lie.... You iFans just can't **** on the note series so some of you choose to lie about owning one and still always iDefend & hate on Samsung....like that darkk guy....

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 06:59 2

33. walnuttt (Posts: 153; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)


You are a Note 3 user? I bet you just forced to used a Note 3 oh and you pretend owning a Note 3? Get life first before I get mine.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 07:39

39. AlikR (Posts: 27; Member since: 05 Sep 2013)


So do I :) Just not sure why you even made a comment about the Edge. If it's available, I will get it

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:41

12. mistercarter (Posts: 360; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


innovation is something helpful and useful, something the side-screen is NOT

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:48 1

16. Python212 (Posts: 363; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)


and you know it's not helpful & useful because you've used one before? Go enjoy your bendable iPhone 6 Plus LMAO

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 06:02 2

21. joe1blue (Posts: 169; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)


And did apple add anything you consider new to their nwe phone they didn't even add something as simple as an i.r. blaster to their crap phone lol.. nothing but a larger screen.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:47 1

14. geordie8t1 (unregistered)


this actually a smart move to be honest, it is a prototype for a new type of design, 1 million units i bet will be snapped up, im sure it will sell a bit over the top price but hey its a new design so be it, im waiting to see if it arrives in the uk (Unlikely for now) to pass judgement on this, i like the concept but real life situations will dictate if its actually of any use over a traditional flat screen, but this is the beginning of the bendable screen so it has to start somewhere, who knows? i mean a second gen version could have the screen the same as last years youm prototype, gen 3 could even have a FULL wrap around screen, 2 full displays going right around the phone, at least samsung have been trying to be brave! something that they have lacked a little over the past 18 months by getting complacent.....the way apple have become as well,

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:55

19. Settings (Posts: 1591; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Another hype marketing. Next thing we know its not limited edition anymore.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:59 1

20. willytbk (Posts: 231; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


guys. it's just a phone.it's just a phone -_-'

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 06:25 3

25. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


iBoy, it's more than your iBend6.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 09:18 2

47. willytbk (Posts: 231; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


Fyi, i am not using 6 now, still 5s and it doesn't bend. Oh btw, goodluck waiting for ur note 4, make sure the manufacturer doesnt screw u with those bloatware or unuse gimmick features oh ya and also enjoy ur note 4 coz finally u can taste the feel of real metal in a phone. Yay !!!! Lol

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 09:28 2

48. MEeee (Posts: 352; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


What do you think about the similar Samsung gimmicky one handed feature on the i6?

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 11:05 2

55. willytbk (Posts: 231; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


gimmicky features = air view, smart stay, smart scroll and other smart-smart features. i can't comment about the one handed features since i never use samsung's phone with that feature nor i am not using 6+ so i can't comment much. i refer to airview, smart scroll etc because i used S4 before and i turned off all of those coz its pretty useless for day to day usage.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 16:07

61. BlankSpaceNai (Posts: 127; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)


useless to you, not everyone. Features that are meant to satisfy different people, so that everyone finds their own uses for it.

>_> They dont make a phone to just please one kind of person, OR to change everyones phone usage to one simple type of consumer that makes them believe that people dont need 'new features' anymore...cough...

its meant for everyone to find their own ways to use the phone and to utilize the number of ways to make the phone great for you....and if you dont like it, turn it off or replace the overlay or UI, simple.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 12:36 1

57. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


iBoy are you calling features gimmick.

So true Apple fans hate technology. They live in the past.

Are you saying that the BMW540s extra features are gimmick than the 325 offers?

So your telling me the ios8 has more features than ios6, that ios8 is gimmick.

Gtfo in denial iBoy.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 15:55

60. Armchair_Commentator (Posts: 222; Member since: 08 May 2014)


no because those are features, and not gimmicks. Smart stay and smart scroll? the only time these have remotely worked for me is in perfect light and at the right angle. and unless both your hands are holding something flicking your thumb is so much more accurate and efficient.

Airview was cool the first couple of times I used it and the only real use I could see is the video preview option, however most players now have video preview in their scrubbing by just holding your finger down and dragging.

Features are nice but adding features for the sake of adding them doesn't add value.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 16:26 1

62. Blazers (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


I've been using Notes since the original, and I'll be honest, I rarely have any use for Samsung's added "features". The battery % and folders in the app drawer are the most useful features.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 23:47

65. iushnt (Posts: 1687; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Gimmicky features > cheap bendable and faulty hardware

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 05:09

66. walnuttt (Posts: 153; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)


oh I read that "gimmicky" word again coming from a hater/ifanboy. Did you ever own a Samsung phone? And oh, your iphone is aluminum thats why it bends easily in just a seconds. Enjoy wasting your money kiddo!

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 06:25 4

24. shikroi (Posts: 187; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


I will get the Edge or die trying.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 06:53

30. dorfoz (Posts: 149; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Such a pretty phone! This should be released in conjunction with the gs6 with even better internals and more in stock. 1m units isn't enought to appease the masses.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 06:58

32. JohnnyB2020 (Posts: 6; Member since: 23 Sep 2014)


Great my ipbone 6 plus bent

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 07:02

34. wando77 (Posts: 838; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Looks like people will have to look towards the iphone 6+ for their bendable screen needs

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 07:36

38. twens (Posts: 978; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


did any of you check the review posted in the comment? If this is true the note 4 just took a huge dunk on the entire iphone generation. wow!

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 07:56

40. AustinPaul (Posts: 67; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


I am going to do my best to wait it out. I've had my Note3 since mid-Dec and am totally happy with it, but getting antsy for something new and different. I would like to see if I can get an Edge, but also see how well it works first. Even if it becomes cumbersome, if it can be locked to prevent accidental presses, it looks like it could be fun to use in downtime.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 08:38

46. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Good luck selling those 1 million weird looking "phones" Samsung.

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