After months of rumors and speculation we finally have an official U.S. launch date for the Galaxy Note Edge. Mark your calendars because Samsung’s fancy new curved smartphone will be available in America starting next Friday, Nov. 14.
We already know the Galaxy Note Edge is set to launch on all the major U.S. carriers including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and U.S. Cellular, and some carriers started to reveal pricing and launch information on Monday.
According to AT&T, the device will be available from some retail stores and online as soon as Nov. 7, though “full in-store availability will be available at a later date,” which suggests you won’t be able to find it in every AT&T on Nov. 7. The carrier also revealed that the Galaxy Note Edge won’t come cheap, starting at $399.99 with a two-year contract or $945.99 at full price. Meanwhile, Sprint is offering the device for $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $35 for a somewhat more manageable total of $840. It will stock the device on Nov. 14.
What’s so special about the Galaxy Note Edge? Well, as the name suggests the display curves around the edge of the device on the right side, creating an extra column of screen space that can display your notifications or other relevant information. Otherwise it offers a pretty similar experience to the Galaxy Note 4, though the screen is slightly smaller at 5.6-inches across instead of 5.7-inches.
Samsung’s newest smartphone comes equipped with a 5.6-inch Quad HD display, a 2.7GHz quad-core processor, a 3000mAh battery, a 16-megapixel rear camera, a 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage expandable with up to a 128GB microSD card. It also runs Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box with Samsung’s own TouchWiz software on top.
We’ve already spent a little time with the Galaxy Note Edge, and we’re looking forward to spending even more time with it for a full review. You can check out our hands-on video while you wait for the new smartphone to finally make its U.S. arrival next week.