The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge release date and Galaxy Note Edge price remain missing in the United States but that hasn’t stopped shocking Galaxy Note Edge pre-orders from becoming available to prospective buyers.
Nearly two months ago, Samsung took the stage in Berlin, Germany announce a number of new products. While the spotlight was on the rumored Galaxy Note 4, the company made a surprise announcement in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, a device that shares many of the Galaxy Note 4′s features but comes with a curved display.
Samsung’s brand new Galaxy Note Edge is a concept phone and one that should be intriguing to those that are looking to upgrade to a high-end smartphone. Its specs include a Quad HD resolution, a 2.7 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 805 with 3GB of RAM, S Pen 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 a curved display unlike any other.
While the Galaxy Note Edge specs are confirmed, the Galaxy Note Edge release date and Galaxy Note Edge price in the United States remain confirmed at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. Their silence hasn’t stopped U.S. Galaxy Note Edge pre-orders from emerging and we’ve seen a number of listings appear in recent days.
Numerous Galaxy Note Edge pre-orders are available on eBay. And while early listings on eBay are not unusual, these Galaxy Note Edge pre-orders are a little bit shocking. On one hand, there are Verizon Galaxy Note Edge pre-orders that are nearly $1000. That’s a ton for a smartphone, especially for a phone that has yet to see its official price, or release date, confirmed.
We’ve also seen shockingly cheap Galaxy Note Edge pre-orders emerge. We’ve spotted several pre-orders that are currently in the $500 range though with a day to go, we could see those prices skyrocket as consumers find them and place bids. Gotta Be Mobile advises consumers in the U.S. to stay away from these third-party pre-orders and simply wait for the Galaxy Note Edge to officially arrive in the United States.
The past couple of weeks have proven to be very fruitful for the Galaxy Note Edge release date. The Galaxy Note Edge finally made an appearance on Samsung’s website alongside the Galaxy Note 4 which means that Samsung, and its partners, continue to make progress behind the scenes.
Devices typically get listed on Samsung’s website shortly before their announcement so we could possibly see some movement in the next couple of weeks as Samsung irons out the final details with its partners and the FCC.
In the past few weeks, the AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint Galaxy Note Edge models have all passed through the FCC. FCC approval is necessary before a smartphone can be released and their approval means that three of the four Galaxy Note Edge models are ready to hit shelves across the United States. There is, however, one straggler.
The Verizon Galaxy Note Edge is the only model yet to clear the FCC. We expected it to arrive a few days after the others but we still haven’t seen anything emerge. Interesting, given the fact that the Galaxy Note Edge is now listed in all flavors on Samsung’s website.
Samsung’s listings also confirm two important details for U.S. buyers ahead of the Galaxy Note Edge release. First, colors. The black and white models will hit all four carriers. This was never in any doubt though with Japan struggling to get the white Galaxy Note Edge out onto shelves, the white model could be a little harder to find at launch.
Carriers have also opted for the 32GB and not the 64GB Galaxy Note Edge. This was expected given their allegiance to the 32GB Galaxy Note 4. With a microSD card slot on the side, 32GB of internal storage space should be enough storage space for most people.
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