The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge release date and Galaxy Note Edge price have been confirmed for several carriers in the United States, two months after the unique device debuted alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
Two months ago, Samsung took the stage in Berlin, Germany to announce a number of new products. While the spotlight was on the rumored Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the company also announced its new Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, a device that shares many of the Galaxy Note 4′s features but comes with a curved display.
The 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. Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge specs include 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 comes with an S Pen stylus and a unique curved display.
In October, Samsung released the Galaxy Note Edge in Korea and Japan with more release dates expected in November and December. Today, after several weeks of waiting, the U.S. Galaxy Note Edge release date has been confirmed for several carriers. The elusive Samsung Galaxy Note Edge price has also been revealed for a select few.
U.S. Galaxy Note Edge Release Date
Today, all five major U.S. carriers confirmed the Galaxy Note Edge for arrival. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon all confirmed the release back in September but U.S. Cellular, the nation’s fifth largest carrier, is new to the party. That release comes as a bit of a surprise though given U.S. Cellular’s penchant for launching Galaxy-branded smartphones, it makes sense.
While we’re still waiting on all of the details, we’ve seen a number of specific Galaxy Note Edge release date details emerge today for several carriers including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.
AT&T today announced that it will put the Galaxy Note Edge on display in select stores starting November 7th. It appears to be the first in line to the device though it will be charging a pretty penny for the rights to the smartphone. AT&T’s NEXT monthly pricing is $39.42 for 18 months or $47.30 for 12 months. On-contract, AT&T will charge $400. Off-contract, the Galaxy Note Edge price comes to $945.95. By comparison, AT&T’s Galaxy Note 4 is priced at $299.99 on-contract and $826 off-contract making the Galaxy Note Edge price far more expensive.
Sprint also confirmed a Galaxy Note Edge release date and Galaxy Note Edge price today. The Now Network will release the device on November 14th, a week after AT&T. Sprint will charge $35 for 24 months, or $840 total, with Sprint Easy Pay. It’s not clear how much the carrier will charge for the Galaxy Note Edge on-contract.
T-Mobile tells Gotta Be Mobile that it will sell the Galaxy Note Edge for $0 down and $36.25 per month which works out to $870 off-contract. The carrier confirmed a November 14th release and told us that those interested can pre-register to find out more about the device’s release date.
U.S. Cellular and Verizon also confirmed the Galaxy Note Edge today though it’s not clear if they will release the device on November 7th, November 14th, or some other date. We do know that the Verizon Galaxy Note Edge release date is inching closer given that it recently passed its GCF certification, one of the final steps needed ahead of its release.
Here are some things to keep in mind, though. U.S. Cellular typically releases phones in and around the same price as major carriers which means we could see it release the Galaxy Note Edge for in and around $399.99 on-contract. Finally, Verizon is well known for releasing phones later than its rivals, it did so with the Galaxy Note 4, so there’s a chance that Verizon buyers might have to wait.
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