The unique Samsung Galaxy Note Edge smartphone which is distinguished by its display that develops a gradual bend towards its side is all set to make its debut in the US now. The South Korean manufacturer has made it known that all major carriers from the country will be offering the handset on their respective networks from November 14 onwards.
However AT&T has already announced that it will be making the device available through select stores on November 7 itself. The blue carrier will sell the handset at a whopping $945.99, but getting a two-year contract along with it will bring the price down to $399.99.
T-Mobile will stick to the November 14 release date, and will offer the device for free to those who agree to pay $36.25 a month for 24 months, bringing the total cost up to $870 total. A similar option exists for Sprint customers as well, who will have to pay $35 monthly installments for 2 years, which will eventually amount to $840.
Verizon and US Cellular are still to outline their plans for offering the Galaxy Note Edge to their customers in the US. Apart from all these carriers, Samsung Experience Shops in Best Buy as well as the company’s other retail partners will also be selling the handset soon.
A look at the specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge:
– Display: 5.6-inch Super AMOLED, 2560 x 1440 (additional 160 pixels)
– OS: Android KitKat
– Processor: 2.7GHz quad core Snapdragon 805
– Memory: 3GB RAM, 32/64GB storage (expandable up to 64GB)
– Camera: 16MP Smart OIS rear, 3.7MP with f1.9 front
– Battery: 3000mAh
– Dimensions: 151.3mm x 82.4mm x 8.3mm
– Weight: 174gms
– Connectivity: 4G, WiFi, GPS, GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth v4.1 (BLE, ANT+), IR LED, USB2.0, MHL 3.0
The fact that the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge has turned out to be this expensive is not a surprise, since it’s a niche device that’s not targeted towards usual buyers.