The distinctive Galaxy smartphone with a bent display, which Samsung calls the Galaxy Note Edge, will be released in Japan this month itself. This announcement was made in Tokyo earlier today, and it makes Japan the first country to get the unique device, as it’s not even available in Samsung’s home nation, South Korea.
It has been revealed at the Galaxy World Tour 2014 Tokyo that KDDI and NTT Docomo will be the two carriers that will be offering the handset in the country. This expensive phone is already on pre-order in several European countries, but no plans about its launch in any other markets are out at the moment.
The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge was displayed alongside the Note 4 last month at the IFA event in Berlin. It comes equipped with a 5.6-inch Super AMOLED display panel, and while 2560 x 1440 pixels are occupied by its face, the curved portion on the side plays home to 160 pixels.
This area is utilized by the phone to showcase useful information without waking up the entire screen. The device’s other features are pretty similar to those of the upcoming Galaxy Note 4.
Here’s a clear look at the specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge:
– Display: 5.6-inch Super AMOLED, 2560 x 1440 + 160 pixels
– Processor: 2.7GHz quad core
– Memory: 3GB RAM, 32/64GB storage (expandable till 64GB)
– OS: Android 4.4 KitKat
– Camera: 16MP rear, 3.7MP 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
Like we said, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge will be hitting Japan sometime later this month, and it can be expected to arrive in other major markets before the end of this year.