Samsung Galaxy Note Edge launches in South Korea

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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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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18 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Absolutely useless feature, having a chunk of the screen at an angle won't really do anything useful. Really can't stand it when a company makes a technology and has no idea what to do with it themselves. They should maybe focus on making a flexible phone that can actively be squeezed or something to make reaching across the screen easier. Instead of just bending a portion of the screen (easily replicated by attaching a thin separate screen) which really serves no new purpose.

2. g2a5b0e unregistered

Harsh, man. You gotta start somewhere. Rome wasn't built in a day.

12. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea, but that is because building Rome required planning and effort, not just throwing random designs against the wall and seeing what sticks. Honestly, this is just an attempt to solve a problem that does not exist. There are a thousand better things you can do with a flexible display but the tech isn't there yet.

13. g2a5b0e unregistered

What problem is trying to be solved here exactly? Innovation begins with trying different things. I don't personally see the value in this device & you clearly don't either, but I'm not naive enough to think that other people won't. This device could eventually evolve into something that more people could see as beneficial.

15. DaveElliott

Posts: 147; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Exactly. There will be evolution from this either directly in next generations or from the lessons learned when incorporating into other products.

3. phljcnth

Posts: 552; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Concept device bruh

4. ChrisK_5434

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

So, giving more choices is a bad thing. Let the people decide what is useful or not. And they are actually working on foldable displays.

5. synthetic_llama

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

u simple minded human. I have multiple uses for this second edge display. As well as others who can think the bigger picture.

7. ez31k

Posts: 45; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

and a "squeezable" phone serves what purpose exactly??

10. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

it depends whether you're a man or a woman.......it serves both the gender in a different way ;)

6. sunday

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Samsung know some people wil prefe EDGE and its not for everybody thats why the produced 1million unit few people that want it. If you need a flexible display, buy LG G flex or u produce one for yourself because samsung is not ready for that now and if they finally produce flexible screen it will be at a very high cost not $300

8. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Nobody cares, everybody is buying the iPhone 6 there.

9. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

guess you forgot about the lg g3 and the note 4 both also hot sellers there.

18. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

hahahha Ipussy6?

11. smacsteve

Posts: 86; Member since: May 16, 2012

I'm more interested to see what type of cases that companies introduce to protect this unique display! I can see something that you'd slide the phone into from the side so as to have the phone slide into the case from the curved edge first. Thoughts?

14. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Very nice. Want to get my hands on one, after holding the Note 4. This is an awesome phone and great concept, can't wait to see what Samsung can do with this in the future.

16. TechWorld_Observer

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

This is certainly another effort at staying ahead of Apple, not because they get ahead of Apple, but just so they can say "We came up with that first" -Blacksmiths made swords, not many are famous, but the ones who found good use for them, now those get the credit. I still remember the feature that woke the S4 just by waiving your hand on top of the screen. Nice feature, but it has no real application on real life other than look nerdy enough and brag about it to all of your friends before becoming super annoying with it... It's not just inventing things Samsung and all others, but finding real life application. Now Apple is not perfect, but they know this is true, just take a look at their commercials, they're all based on real life scenarios and what their devices do on the commercial is exactly what they do on real life... for the most part, again Apple's not perfect

17. cleat-glitch

Posts: 109; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

when it comes...i'm skippy work

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