Samsung had taken the stage in Berlin and had announced a few devices which included Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Gear VR, Gear S smartwatch, and a unique new product called the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.
Galaxy Note Edge will be a member of the Note family and will come equipped with a Quad HD resolution, a 2.7 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 805 with 3GB of RAM, Android 4.4.4 KitKat with Samsung TouchWiz, 16MP camera with Optical Image Stabilization, massive battery, and a thin 8.3mm frame. It also features the S Pen stylus.
The accurate color saturation and the high contrast of 5.6” Quad HD + Super AMOLED display lets the user feel the fluent and vivid color as if you are looking with the naked eye. High resolution gives tremendous viewing experience.
Note Edge has been truly optimized for web-browsing and e-booking. Let us have a look at some of the specs and features of Galaxy Note Edge.
Specs of Galaxy Note Edge
151.3 x 82.4 x 8.3 mm / 174 g
5.6” Quad HD+ Super AMOLED (2560×1440+160)
2.7 GHz Quad Core Processor
3GB RAM + 32GB Internal memory
Supports microSD up to 64GB
2.5G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) : 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G (HSPA＋ 42Mbps): 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
4G (LTE Cat.4 150/50Mbps) or 4G (LTE Cat.6 300/50Mbps)
Front Camera 3.7MP + F1.9/ Selfie (90º), Wide selfie (120º)
Rear Camera 16M+ Smart OIS/ Fast AF, Live HDR (Rich Tone)
Android 4.4 (Kitkat)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2X2 MIMO)
Download Booster, NFC, Bluetooth® v 4.1 (BLE),ANT+ ,
USB2.0, MHL 3.0
IR LED (Remote Control)
3000mAh Fast Charging
Codec: MP3, AAC/AAC＋/eAAC＋, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis,
Adapt Sound, Sound Alive, Wise Voice 2.0, Extra Volume 2.0
3 Mics (Directional Voice Recording)
15g, hovering 15mm, Pressure level 2,048
Gesture, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope,
RGB ambient light, Proximity, Barometer, Hall Sensor,
Finger Scanner, UV, HRM
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge’s unique curved screen gives the user quick access to frequently used apps, alerts and device functionality even when the cover is closed. Users can also receive notifications directly on their screen even if they are watching videos. When Samsung had unveiled the Galaxy Note Edge it also revealed a number of specs but did not give any date for its release nor did it reveal the price tag of the device. However during the course of last month, there have been a number of leaks which have filled the blanks about the device.
Note Edge Release Dates
There is no information about the release date of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge release date. There are no concrete dates except the official line of Samsung which says ‘later this year’ and ‘fall’ release. This is the common dish which is served by companies when there are no concrete dates for the release of a device.
Samsung has been notoriously unpredictable when it comes to announcing release dates. However there have been a number of leaks pertaining to necessary certifications, it can be assumed that the device is ready for release in the near future. The notable piece of certification which is missing is the FCC which Galaxy Note Edge needs to clear before Samsung and its carriers can announce a final release date. The Galaxy Note 4 obtained FCC certification about a week before Samsung made the official release date.
Limited release for Galaxy Note Edge
The Galaxy Note Edge is a concept phone and it means that the release is going to be limited in scope and will be released in select regions around the world. The Galaxy Note Edge is being marketed as a high end flagship smartphone and it is possible that it will see release in premium markets like US, UK< Korea, Japan and Canada. This is in sharp contrast to the Galaxy Note 4 which is set for release in 140 countries.
South Korea and Japan to get Galaxy Note Edge first
A specific release date has not been given by Samsung for Galaxy Note Edge though there are some leads which points out to a release date window of the Galaxy Note Edge for some regions. A Samsung official had said that the Galaxy Note Edge will be released sometime in late October. Most experts have hinted that the release will happen first in South Korea but now it seems it will be released in the Japanese market also. One Japanese carrier has confirmed the arrival of the Galaxy Note Edge by the end of October after the release of Galaxy Note 4.
One of Japan’s largest carriers, NTT DoCoMo, recently announced the Galaxy Note Edge will feature in its inventory and it will start selling it from the end of October. It will start selling the White Galaxy Note Edge in November. The Galaxy Note Edge is available in two colors –Black and White.
Galaxy Note Edge Release delayed in UK
There was another bit of news, this time from Clove, a retailer based in UK which said that UK will not get the Galaxy Note Edge during the initial launch of the device. This could lead to delays in other parts of Europe also. It is not clear how big the issue is but Samsung UK has said that the availability will be announced in due course though no exact date or the time frame has been declared.
Samsung Canada has meanwhile confirmed that it will release the Galaxy Note Edge in 2015 after the release in the US. It is not clear when the device will be released after its launch in the US. It is also not clear if the 2015 date applies only for Canada or to other regions also in its close vicinity.
However, Clove is taking pre orders for the Galaxy Note Edge. Retailers like Clove are likely to charge a steep price for the device before its release. When it was announced that there are delays it also added that it will try to source the devices from other sources also. The Galaxy Note Edge carries a steep price tag though the retailers say that it’s not official.
A German retailer is also taking pre orders for the Galaxy Note Edge. Like Clove this retailer is also charging a steep premium for the Galaxy Note Edge before its release. There is no specific Galaxy Note Edge release date.