Samsung Galaxy Note Edge launches in South Korea

Samsung has finally released the Galaxy Note Edge in its home country – South Korea – making it available through carriers SK Telecom (available today) and KT (will have it tomorrow). Customers can grab the edgy handset in one of two colors – Charcoal Black or Frost White – for the price of ~$1,016 (₩1,067,000).

Sammy's homeland is not the first country to receive the Note Edge – earlier this month, pre-orders for the device were open in Japan, and the handset was launched there on October 23rd. Where and when the curved-screen leprechaun of a smartphone will land next remains a mystery, due to Samsung's decision to offer it as a "limited edition concept device", which will probably only see 1 million units sporadically shipped by the end of 2014. The reason for this is the complicated manufacturing process, required to achieve the curved screen, which the device is unique for.

The Samsung Galaxy Edge was announced together with the Note 4 and sports pretty much the same hardware – a powerful Snapdragon 805, with an Adreno 420 GPU, and 3 GB of RAM. The battery of the Edge is slightly smaller – at 3,000 mAh, compared to 3,220 mAh in the Note 4, and the screen is just 0.1" smaller, at 5.6".

Of course, what sets the Note Edge apart from its sibling, and any other smartphone for that matter, is the curved screen, which adds a second, stripe-shaped display where the phone's right bezel is supposed to be. This stripe serves various supplementary functions and you can read more information about it here, in case you missed it.

Are you holding your breath for a Galaxy Note Edge in your area? Or are you just going for the Note 4, instead?

source: Samsung via SamMobile

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