Samsung: the Galaxy Note Edge is a "limited edition concept device", only 1 million units to ship in 2014

Samsung: the Galaxy Note Edge is a
Yesterday, we learned of Samsung's "emergency" plans to release the Galaxy Note 4 earlier than scheduled, but the bent-display curiosity that is the Galaxy Note Edge wasn't mentioned anywhere. Today, we're filling in more details in the picture. This morning, Samsung held a press-conference in its homeland of South Korea, where it officially announced the Galaxy Note 4 launch schedule. 

The phablet's regular version will be released in Korea Friday, September 26, and it will arrive in an additional 140 markets by the end of October. It looks like the official US launch date remains October 17.

The Galaxy Note Edge is where things get pretty interesting. Samsung Electronics president D.J. Lee confirmed that the edgy phablet is a "limited edition concept", "technology-intensive" device that will see limited shipments and different release dates for each country. It will start selling in South Korea in late October, but other regions might have to wait until next year. Chances are that the Note Edge will be more expensive than the regular phab as well.

A little more than a week ago, Hyundai Securities analysts said that Samsung plans to ship a fairly modest 1 million Galaxy Note Edge units along with 11 million Galaxy Note 4s in 2014. Samsung's announcement falls in line with this prediction. Previously, the company confirmed that manufacturing the Note Edge is "expected to be complicated", while another Korean analyst added that adapting to the curved screen could become an initial challenge for users.

Do any of you plan to wait it out, or maybe import the Note Edge from abroad? What are your reasons?


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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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67 Comments

1. chaosnightmare

Posts: 182; Member since: May 20, 2010

http://hi-tech.mail.ru/review/Apple_iPhone_6_Plus_vs_Samsung_GALAXY_Note_4.html read this article, note 4 beated iphone 6 plus camera even in low light conditions and display (you can translate it with google)

7. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

iPhone camera is actually quite inferior. Doesn't matter what the fans say. The pictures come out too warm (with 6 even warmer than 5s) and 8mpx is not even near enough. Plus the lack of 4k. 240fps video is nice but even that's nothing new if we look at all the brands.

26. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Welcome back after a weeks banned.

28. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Thanks :) The "reasons" for my ban were kinda hilarious but I guess I can't say them here if I don't want to get banned again xD

31. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Iphonearena gets mad at stupid stuff lol. Love how "iphonarena" is a bad word here hahaha

41. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Hey!!!! We missed you! +1

42. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Haha thanx :D

51. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

welcome back Art... you become a kinda star :D

53. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Lolllz :D

43. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Hey, I'm under a weird ban. For some reason I cannot post using my phone but can on my desktop. It's pretty bizarre. Unless it's by IP and not username. As for the topic on hand, this doesn't surprise me considering that this is treading toward niche territory with it's edged screen and all. We'll see what creative devs will be able to do with it in due time.

44. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

That's weird. For me it was about the username. Limited on every one of my devices at least.

45. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Same to here, I got warning for stupid reasons, aswell.

9. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Oh my......The Beast is for real......It even looks better than the iPhone 6 Plus. Thank you for this nice review chaos!!

52. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

1 million is a pretty good number for such a relatively new device... good strategy

17. Dthawk

Posts: 42; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Great find! I wonder how they get their hands on things so early..

22. chaosnightmare

Posts: 182; Member since: May 20, 2010

Perhaps in soviet russia note 4 releases before iPhone 6, here's a full review i found btw:http://mobile-review.com/review/samsung-galaxy-note4.shtml

23. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

You're the freaking man chaos!!!

59. Dthawk

Posts: 42; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

I don't know how you do it, but you did it again.

29. slh163

Posts: 140; Member since: May 19, 2014

OMG..the beast have murdered that iBend 6+ in almost everything especially display and camera now that is a killer phone

35. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

So this is an article about the Note Edge, all the comments up here are slagging off iPhones. Obsessed much? You don't have to try and justify your Samsung love to anyone but yourself when you choose what you want to buy. If iPhone specs are on your mind 24/7 then you should probably just buy one of them... :p

37. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

That's what android fans do with their time. The truth is that no one outside of their nerdy thoughts cares what they think. People use their money on things they want not what some kid with a hard on for Google thinks

2. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

lol, expect sky high prices for this crap, cuz that side-screen doesnt add anything to the user experience, actually it gets in the way when trying to reach parts of the screen with 1 hand

3. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

And it doesn't even have bendable feature like the iPhone 6 Plus :)

10. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

Iphone 6 plus doesn't have bendable feature whatsover, its just it is a crappy phone indeed.

18. alouden unregistered

I think he was making a joke about the Iphone "bending issue."

5. Jason2k13

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Hi, did Samsung secretly sent you one to test out? Can you make a review? You seem to know alot about it already.

36. wilsong17 unregistered

I'm sorry but I already see my self using those side features.. just cut you don't don't call it crap.. beside the general public actually like the edgel

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Loved my N9. Last Nokia made in Finland and I guess it was quite limited also :)

27. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Loved mine to. Aswell as the N900.

6. willytbk

Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

looks like samsung in emergency mode for launching this flagship to counter iPhone 6 and 6+. let's see how it performs when its available

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