The Galaxy Note Edge is now available in the US, and to anyone out there who wants its intriguing curved strip of extra screen space, well, it's going to cost you. If you missed our last report, then you might want to sit down. This handset comes in at roughly $900 off-contract, and even if you're thinking of making a two-year commitment, you will still have to hand over the cost of one 32GB Nexus 5.
Let's start with AT&T. The carrier's on-contract price is a $399.99. That amounts to a full $100 more than the already expensive Galaxy Note 4. With no annual contract, the carrier wants $945.99, which is uncomfortably close to a grand.
Sprint's two-year contract price starts even higher, at $429.99! But if it's any consolation, the carrier sells the phone for $100 less than AT&T, just $840. That amounts to 24 payments of $35 a month with $0 down.
What about T-Mobile? Well, the un-carrier doesn't do contracts, but it will sell you one for $870 divided up into $36.25 a month.
The phone is also coming to Verizon Wireless and US Cellular, though it hasn't gone live on their websites just yet. Expect the price to come in there just somewhere north of crazy, but slightly south of insane.
On the specs sheet, the Edge is virtually identical to the Note 4, with both offering a 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, and a 16MP rear camera (3.7MP on the front). Both have a 2560 x 1440 screen resolution, with the Edge having a separate 160 pixels on the side reserved for the extra strip. This part of the phone can display shortcuts, notifications, and information, but it also takes away a bit of the battery space. Users get 3,000mAh instead of 3,220.
If this is the phone you've been waiting for, here are the links. I hope your wallet is ready.