Note Edge priced $399 with AT&T contract, and cool $946 without subsidies

Note Edge priced $399 with AT&T contract, and cool $946 without subsidies
Yesterday, Samsung announced that it is bringing the innovative Galaxy Note Edge phablet to the US customer starting next Friday, but stayed mum on the price and preorder status. Well, fast forward to the evening, and AT&T came out with a smorgasbord of announcements about upcoming handsets, and one of those is the venerable Note Edge.

You will be able to get the world's most curved phablet on direct fulfil orders in select stores as soon as this Friday, November 7th, but the handset will cost you. How much exactly? Well, uniqueness doesn't come cheap, and Samsung is apparently intent on recouping some of the costs associated with the flexible OLED display research with the Note Edge, as it is listed for $399.99 on a two-year contract, and the whopping $945.99 without any subsidies. Alternatively, you can get it on an AT&T Next 18 plan for $39.42, or a Next 12 one for $47.30 a month. Edgy, ain't it?

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Galaxy Note Edge
  • Display 5.6" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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19 Comments

1. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Lol the Note 4 and iPhone 6/6+ are about that price in my country So I guess the Edge would be $1500-2000 in my country

2. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

That ain't gonna sell well anyway...

18. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

400 bucks subsidized? Reminds me of the old iPhone days. But back then, it was understandable considering there was no competition. Just because the Display curves down to the edge they feel they can put a high premium? Gtfo Samsung.

3. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

i still dont understand these prices on phones. a tablet less than 2 inches bigger can cost less than half the price......whhyyyyyyyyyy!!!???

7. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Because people are willing to pay absurd prices for phones, but not for tablets. That's why.

8. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

smh and i know someone will say because the phones are smaller......thats not a valid reason to me. remeber when the most a smartphone cost was $300

13. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Anything with a radio in it goes up by about half. Look at how much more you pay for a tablet with data... The prices are out of control this year

15. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

A 3G chip costs a few dollars. You don't pay for the hardware, but for your freedom to use your tablet anywhere and not just in your bedroom or more likely bathroom. And yes, the prices are out of control. Solution: Don't buy expensive toys, boycott them. Capitalism is okay, but not if it gets out of control.

5. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Why people say this is costly? It is better than iPhone 6+ so why bash the price? When 6+ was announced that time everyone said to high for those specs but what's up with edge? It has top end specs n its unique. Point is people always brag when they don't get what is not in their budget. Specs is 2nd to non (for most ppl) . same with nexus 6. Till last month nexus devices were the best now with that price n6 isn't good buy .So many ppl bashing them on YouTube and other tech sites.

6. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

When uniqueness costs usability in day to day life, I don't justify the extra price.

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

There will be some early adopters who will fork over the $ for an Edge. Question is how many. Apple is going to be watching very closely, as this will show how big the market is for an ultra high end smartphone. $300 on contract ($750 no contract) for a 16 Gb 6+ seems to be the sweet spot for high-end phablets in the U.S. The Edge may blaze new trails. Then again, maybe not.

10. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

sammy added a couple of hundred bucks just for that curved screen.and plastic frame not metal no good sammy.

14. kamejoko

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

metal frame too

11. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 207; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

"innovative" Obsolete with Lollipop, the curved side is problematic. There is no need for that.

16. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

"Edgy, ain't it?" The sarcastic tone worked well... But you didn't complain when the IPhone 6 Plus announced the 1000 dlls price tag for the 128Gb option, did you? Biasedgy, aint't it?

17. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

No matter how "high end" a cell phone is, I cannot see how anyone can justify spending nearly $1,000 on a cell phone. That's more than a new gaming console, a laptop, and a tablet!

19. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

It's cheaper to buy it unlocked with out puttin money into AT&T greedy pockets

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So ATT is subsidizing less of the cost? Good thing Samsung is only making 1M of them. because they aren't worth that cost for a gimmicky useless design for now. If they did this to a tablet and made he edge 1" wide, it would be perfectly useful. But on a small phone this is lame. Looks cool though. I'm lovin my Note 4

21. michael95gt

Posts: 45; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

I just don't really see the usefulness of the "EDGE" display really over a regular one. It looks kinda cool, but thats it.

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