Samsung Galaxy Note Edge could be priced at over $1100 in China

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge could be priced at over $1100 in China
Allegedly a China Mobile employee who posts on Weibo, "Jack_Zhu Njie" recently revealed that the Samsung Galxy Note Edge could have a retail price as high as $1139 USD in China. This is the variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 that includes extra screen space as the glass curves over the right side of the device, a perfect place to put notifications and status bar information (like battery strength, signal bars, etc.). Volume and power controls can go virtual on the extra real-estate, and the "Edge" can be used as a stock ticker or as a news reader.

If "Jack_Zhu Njie" is right, the retail price of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is going to be prohibitive for many consumers in the country. And there is a chance that other carriers in China will offer it at an even higher price. Consider that last year, China Mobile sold the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for $882 USD. China Telecom and China Unicom both priced the phablet at $944 USD.

The original post on Weibo by the alleged China Mobile employee has been taken down, and replaced with a new one that lists a launch date of September 26th for the Galaxy Note Edge in China. That would be much earlier than anticipated. Originally, we were expecting the device to see the light of day after the mid October launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

An analyst at Hyundai Securities expects just 1 million units of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge to ship this year. Part of the problem is that building this phone is complicated. Also playing a role in the low shipping estimate is the question of how much demand there is for this device. Does the consumer need the extra space from the wrap-around screen? Is it a useful addition to the phone? After the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge has been around for awhile, we should have a much better idea of how much the consumer experience is enhanced by the unique display.


Thanks for the tip!

source: Weibo (1), (2) via GforGames

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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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77 Comments

1. binerry

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Does this mean Android fanboys can't complain that just Apple has too high-priced hardware? Save up your lunch money kids!

2. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

At this point? Not anymore... Since Apple pushed out their iPhone 6 Plus and it's priced around that. I know Note 3/4's price wasn't cheap either. I guess we are even now. Let the world of big screen phone begins!!

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

We'll all know the Note 4 will be priced cheaper (unlocked) than the 6+. That's a given.

17. ankitp

Posts: 138; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

it is priced $780 ,$30 more than 6+ you sammy boy

23. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You're comparing the 16GB 6+ ($749 before tax) to the Note 4. If it carries the same retail price tag from the Note 3, it's $699, with 32GB +128GB SD support hater.

28. ankitp

Posts: 138; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

wtf are you talking about..where the hell sammy selling note 4 in $699..send me link please

29. ankitp

Posts: 138; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

and how about resell value,iphone 5s is selling $400 + used phone on ebay where as noone buying that sammy crappy new note3 phone

32. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

first of all you are comparing the price of high end Note 4 with a mid range iphone 6+.... your comparison is totally flawed... second why not compare HTC desire 820 with iphone? do the justice

70. willytbk

Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

what's the problem with you ? always go by the on paper specs. you eat RAMs and Processors as your daily vitamins huh ?

73. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

thats not on paper specs... these are physically present in the phone as well... OMG, you dont know?

77. willytbk

Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

oh God, now i feel like talking to a kid. waste my time. enjoy your phone and don't bother on other people's preference over a phone, and stop talking about rams, roms, this is bigger, that one is smaller. get over it, not all people looking at those things, and its not ur business to judge why people buy a phone which you don't like. again, get over it, and....don't forget to get a life !

60. Cicero

Posts: 1117; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Which one? That with 8GB memory, 512k ram and with a pen from your kid schoolbag.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

At least it has 3GB of RAM.

8. cse.vicky unregistered

And it still lags.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Prove it.

10. serrano989

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

Said no one

11. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

And you know this how?

33. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

may be Samsung has given him a preproduction unit of note edge

19. plumix

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 28, 2014

I'll think your lagging with that comment !

24. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

The only thing that lags is your brain......Oh! and your iToy that you're typing from...LMAO!

35. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Safari reloading is amazing/brilliant

45. slh163

Posts: 140; Member since: May 19, 2014

i just seen a video interview of the iphone 6 from the iverge. and in that video i've seen 2 clear laags from your beloved iphone 6. you can just check youtube :D LOL

46. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Yup that's right! Note 4 FTW!!!

61. Cicero

Posts: 1117; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

It is like you pushing an empty barrel or pushing a full one. You have to prove lag on apps not on menu settings or true multitasking (a la N4). ios is only icons on a screen. Boring.

51. willytbk

Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

so you pay that much just to get 2GB extra RAM ??? and a MicroSD support and still lags ? WHAT A JOKE.

55. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

you are totally wrong... you pay extra to get the best screen in the world, 2gb extra ram, 16gb extra internal storage, micro sd slot, s-pen, .2inch extra screen size, bigger & removable battery which you can swap any time, great multitaking features, twice the camera of your overly priced midrange iphone, twice the front facing camera, IR blaster, heart rate sensor, UV sensor, USB plug n play which iphone can never provide, customizable interface and many many more.... Yes, your comment is what a joke

67. willytbk

Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

i can get all of them except the best screen in the world in an Android phone cheaper than Note4 Edge. oh btw, and the phone is not using Touchwiz skin by Samsung ! Lol So can i say you pay extra just for the screen and the brand called SAMSUNG ?

74. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I am not an ifan so I will never pay extra just for brand name... I am buying Note 4, not the edge ;)

62. Cicero

Posts: 1117; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Lags, lags, lags on Android. You never touch an Android phone. You feel so insecure with your lovely iphone that you spit this thing with lag because in your mind you realize that something is wrong with your choice and you are trying to convince yourself that you are on correct side.

69. willytbk

Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

i am using iPhone and Moto G right now. my Moto G is fine (because Moto doesn't custom too much with their skin), no lag. i refer lag on Samsung with Touchwiz. i've experienced using HTC M7 and G2 too, it's fast. my bad experience is only with phones comes with Touchwiz (S4 and Note 3)...i've used both phones before.

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