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Galaxy Note Edge for Sprint Gets Cleared for Landing

by Jacob Kleinman | October 17, 2014October 17, 2014 11:00 am PDT

The Galaxy Note Edge is slated to launch on all four major U.S. carriers, but we’re still not sure exactly when that might happen. Today it looks like Samsung is one step closer to releasing the futuristic smartphone after a Sprint supported model passed through the FCC.

At this point, the Note Edge has been cleared for landing on AT&T and T-Mobile as well. We’re still waiting for a Verizon variant to gain FCC approval though, and hopefully it won’t be long before the device is ready to launch on all four carriers. The company previously referred to the Note Edge as a “limited edition concept” device, though it’s unclear if that means supplies will be limited in the U.S.

The upcoming smartphone offers a pretty identical experience compared to the Galaxy Note 4, but with one big difference. On the right side the display slopes downward at what looks like a 45-degree angle, adding a sliver of extra screen space where you can check notifications, see what’s trending on Twitter or even play a simple game. Samsung also plans to offer an open SDK so developers can create their own programs to take advantage of the Edge’s unique design.

The big question is how much the Galaxy Note Edge will cost. The regular Note 4 definitely isn’t cheap, and we’re guessing the curved-screen variant will be even more expensive. Hopefully Samsung will reveal official availability and pricing soon, though for now we’re still in the dark.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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