As we push deeper into the month of December and toward the end of the year, the Verizon Galaxy Note Edge release date is still missing in action leaving interested consumers wondering if, and when, Verizon might release the curved counterpart to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. In response to that, we take an updated look at everything we know, right now, about the Verizon Galaxy Note Edge release.
Verizon’s Galaxy Note Edge is a concept phone and one that’s intriguing given the unique and powerful specifications that it has on board. The Galaxy Note Edge specs include a curved Quad HD resolution display, 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 comes with an S Pen stylus like the Galaxy Note 4.
The Verizon Galaxy Note Edge was first announced back in September but it took a few months for it to arrive on carriers inside the United States. AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are now selling the Galaxy Note Edge through their physical retail locations and through their online portals, offering consumers a solid alternative to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
Verizon, for one reason or another, still has yet to confirm its Galaxy Note Edge release date. Same goes for the United States’ fifth largest carrier, U.S. Cellular. The lack of a release date has prospective Verizon Galaxy Note Edge buyers looking for answers, answers that the carrier simply won’t offer in the months after the Galaxy Note Edge launch date.
We’ve spoken to several people who are on the fence about buying the Verizon Galaxy Note Edge and we don’t blame them at this point. It’s been three months since the phone was announced and several weeks since the other top U.S. carriers released the device onto shelves. Today, we want to take an updated look at everything we know about the Verizon Galaxy Note release date. We’ve seen some new details emerge in recent days and we also want to recap older details for those that may have missed out.
Verizon Galaxy Note Edge Release Date MIA
The first thing you need to know is that the Verizon Galaxy Note Edge release date is still missing in action. We thought that Verizon might try to capitalize on the visibility of Black Friday but that obviously didn’t materialize. Instead, we’re back to square one and we’ve neither heard, nor seen anything about its upcoming release date.
The carrier’s sign up page still lists it as “coming soon” and Samsung still lists it on its website which means that the release could come at any time. Our guess, at this point, is that the release date is going to come out of thin air without much warning. It’s clear that Verizon isn’t putting too much stock into this phone and it probably won’t get the red carpet treatment when it arrives. Announcement, release, and done.
Of course, the question now is, when is this going to happen? Verizon tells us that “we don’t have any updates to share yet” regarding the Galaxy Note Edge release date. So, it’s not clear when the company plans to finally unveil this device. It’s all a bit strange given that Verizon was among the first to confirm the Galaxy Note Edge’s arrival but it shouldn’t be too surprising. Verizon is often late to smartphone releases.
Verizon did, however, promise to let us know when the Galaxy Note Edge is available.
Verizon Galaxy Note Edge Release Still Coming
That language, to us, means that the carrier is still planning to release the Verizon Galaxy Note Edge. We’ve gotten a lot of questions asking whether or not it still plans to make it available. The concern is that we’re getting deep into the year and we’ve seen nothing. With Verizon telling us that it will let us know when it’s available, we have to assume that a release is still on the way. With FCC and GCF filings available, we have to assume that a release is on the way.
Remember, the Verizon Galaxy Note Edge release date received clearance from the FCC several weeks ago so it’s now on Samsung and Verizon to get the device out onto shelves. These companies would not have gone to the trouble if they did not plan on releasing this phone so it’s only a matter of time before we get an announcement. Hopefully, that announcement comes before the end of the year but nothing is guaranteed.
We know that some regions (Canada) won’t be getting the Galaxy Note Edge until next year so it’s possible that Verizon’s launch will extend into 2015. There’s no guarantee but it’s a possibility at this point.
Verizon Galaxy Note Edge Price
Still haven’t heard anything about the Verizon Galaxy Note Edge price but what we can say is that we still haven’t seen any details for this device in the United States. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and the retailers that carry the Galaxy Note Edge have kept the models at their steep price points. Even during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, two of the biggest shopping days of the year.
This leads us to believe that the Verizon Galaxy Note Edge price will be steep and it leads us to believe that Verizon Galaxy Note Edge deals will be non-existent when it finally does arrive. Something to keep in mind as we push deeper into the year and as top flight phones like the LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 drop in price.
New Verizon Galaxy Note Edge Release Details
We’ve discovered some new Galaxy Note Edge release details lurking on Samsung’s site. The Verizon Galaxy Note Edge product page used to list the device in two colors, white and black. Now, the device is only listed in black. This hints at a limited release for Verizon Galaxy Note Edge buyers and it mirrors what we’ve seen at other U.S. carriers.
AT&T stocks both the white and black models but Sprint only stocks the black model. This doesn’t rule out a white Galaxy Note Edge on Verizon but it does make one less likely. So, those of you who are thinking about buying the Verizon Galaxy Note Edge will need to keep that in mind as we inch closer to the Verizon Galaxy Note Edge release date.