Samsung’s funky Galaxy Note Edge is coming to the U.K. later this month, and it will be available from a number of carriers and smartphone retailers. Pre-orders will begin through select channels on Friday, November 14, two weeks ahead of the handset’s launch.
The Galaxy Note Edge’s official launch date in the U.K. is Friday, November 28 — but those who want to avoid the disappointment of not being able to get hold of one on launch day can place a pre-order through Carphone Warehouse or Samsung’s own online store starting tomorrow.
Vodafone is the first carrier to confirm it will offer the handset to customers directly, though its own pre-order plans are yet to be confirmed. Neither Samsung, Vodafone, or Carphone Warehouse have provided any details about its price tag yet, either.
However, smaller handset retailers, which have already begun taking pre-orders for the Note Edge, are advertising prices around £650 (approx. $1,025). Mobicity is charging £649.99, to be precise, while MobileFun is charging £645 (approx. $1,017) — neither is providing a launch date just yet, though.
The Note Edge is like the regular Galaxy Note 4 in many ways, packing the same 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 processor, the same 3GB of RAM, and the same 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization. The biggest difference between the two is, of course, the displays.
While the Note 4 has a more traditional flat screen, the Note Edge’s curves around its right side to provide users with a secondary display that shows things like app shortcuts, notifications, media playback controls, and lots more. It’s the first handset of its kind, but it’s unclear at this point whether the Note Edge’s curved glass will be a big hit with consumers.
Will you be pre-ordering yours tomorrow?