The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge release date in the United States continues to move closer as another U.S. bound model has been spotted crossing a necessary roadblock ahead of the Galaxy Note Edge release announcement from Samsung and its carrier partners in the United States.
In the early part of September, Samsung took the stage and announced a slew of new products including two new Galaxy Note models dubbed Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. The Galaxy Note 4 will be the true successor to last year’s Galaxy Note 3 and it will go on sale with a number of high-powered features starting in mid-October. The Galaxy Note Edge release date had, up until yesterday, been unknown though we now know that its release will follow close behind.
Earlier this week, Japanese carriers confirmed an October release date for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, becoming the first carriers to call out a specific Galaxy Note Edge release date. Samsung also confirmed the Galaxy Note Edge release date for late October though Japanese carriers took it a step further.
KDDI recently announced plans to start selling the Galaxy Note Edge on October 23rd. The device will arrive in black and the company says that the white version of the Galaxy Note Edge will arrive in November. NTT DoCoMo will also stock the Galaxy Note Edge in late October though it’s not clear when it plans to start selling it.
They’re not the only ones making preparations though. Yesterday, we spotted the AT&T Galaxy Note Edge, also known as the SM-N915A, crossing through the FCC on its way to shelves. While the filing didn’t confirm a release date, it’s a clear sign of the U.S. Galaxy Note Edge release date making progress behind the scenes.
Today, another U.S. bound Galaxy Note Edge model has passed through the FCC’s clutches. The T-Mobile Galaxy Note Edge release date is one step closer now that it has passed certifications at the FCC. The filing does not reveal the Galaxy Note Edge release date in the U.S. or for T-Mobile though again, it’s a sign that the release itself is drawing closer.
The Sprint Galaxy Note Edge and Verizon Galaxy Note Edge will be next in line and once they cross over, we should see Samsung and its carrier partners make their announcements regarding pre-orders, release date and price. U.S. Cellular, the nation’s fifth largest carrier, will not be carrying the Galaxy Note Edge on release day.
The U.S. and Japan, along with China and Korea, are expected to be a few of the initial Galaxy Note Edge release regions. Other regions like the UK and Canada will not get the Galaxy Note Edge at launch. Samsung Canada recently confirmed a Galaxy Note Edge release for 2015 while Samsung UK remains tight lipped about its release. UK based retailers though have told consumers to prepare for a delayed release.
The new Galaxy Note Edge is a concept phone but one that should be intriguing to those that are looking to upgrade to a high-end smartphone. 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.
It’s still not clear how much the Galaxy Note Edge price will be though we expect those details to arrive once Samsung and its carrier partners have a clear grasp on the release date in the U.S.