Samsung Galaxy Note Edge will be launched on October 23 (only in Japan)

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge will be launched on October 23 (only in Japan)
Earlier this October, Samsung said that its Galaxy Note Edge would be available starting this month, without providing an exact launch date. Now, thanks to NTT DoCoMo - Japan’s largest mobile carrier - we know that the Edge will be released on October 23 (this Thursday).

According to DoCoMo, only the black version of the Galaxy Note Edge will be launched on October 23, with the white model expected to go on sale sometime in November. October 23 is also the day when NTT DoCoMo will start selling the Sony Xperia Z3 - but this is already available around the world, so that’s not really news.

Japan was chosen by Samsung as the first country to get the Galaxy Note Edge, with other select regions expected to get it soon, too. As previously reported, the Edge won’t be widely available, and Samsung may ship only 1 million units by the end of the year. Of course, we must not forget that this is a unique device, and its manufacturing process is, most likely, a bit complicated.

The Note Edge is the world’s first smartphone to feature a display that curves around one of its edges. This curved screen can act as a separate display from the main 5.6-inch, Quad HD one, providing quick access to apps, notifications, and live information.

In the US, the Galaxy Note Edge will be released via all major carriers, but we don’t know exactly when it’s going to happen. We'll let you know when we hear more on this anyway. 


source: NTT DoCoMo (translated)

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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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13 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

What a beauty. Those who pick it up on the 23rd will sure be happy. Any news on the release date for US carriers?

9. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

NO NEWS on release date in US, but we'll let you know when we get more info PA.

12. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I'm actually surprised because I got to try out the Note Edge at Best Buy here in NYC, though there wasn't a price tag next to it... I think. It's an interesting phone concept but nothing too wild. For those wanting to see the Note Edge in NYC, the Best Buy I went to is on Union Square. I'm gonna go back to see if there was a price on it.

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Japan always get the good stuffs. ..... :(

4. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

They keep the good stuff :(

3. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I hate when they make such a big gap when coming to the west. I waited 9 months for the vita slim to come to the US, along with countless other games. It is really annoying especially when stuff gets sent over there, the wait is a couple of days, not months.

5. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Not worried about it the nexus blows it away.

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Not at all. I'd say they're equal on everything but upper hand goes to Edge due to TW features and S-Pen.

7. Bertelgeus

Posts: 126; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

It's Samsung's third futile attempt to mean something in Japan. Unfortunately, Japan's standard is way too high for Samsung.

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Samsung -- the US market is waiting too! :)

10. boriqua2000

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

At least we took godzilla from them. In your face japan

11. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

lmao.

13. soldier1969

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

Was tired of waiting on word on this in the US, went for the standard Note 4 instead very happy with it. Only 1 million will be made worldwide anyway, very hard to get when it comes to the US.

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