The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge will go on sale in the UK on November 28 after Samsung announced Old Blighty had been chosen as one of the launch countries. Announced back at IFA 2014, the Galaxy Note Edge is almost identical to the Galaxy Note 4 aside from the unique curved Edge Screen secondary display.
In a statement to The Inquirer, Samsung said:
Samsung can confirm that the UK is one of the markets that has been chosen to range the Galaxy Note Edge.
The device will be available to buy from selected retailers from Friday 28th November, with the option to pre-order from Samsung eStore and Carphone Warehouse on Friday 14th November.
Alongside the Samsung eStore and Carphone Warehouse, the Galaxy Note Edge will also be available from Vodafone after the network added the handset to its coming soon page. There’s no word on price however but Samsung have previously said the Galaxy Note Edge will not have a massive launch and it’s likely the handset will cost considerably more than the Galaxy Note 4.
Both Mobicity and MobileFun have listed SIM free versions of the handset at £649.99 and £645 respectively which is quite a bit more than the Galaxy Note 4 which retails for around £550-£575. On contract, the Galaxy Note 4 costs between £42 and £52 per month and the Galaxy Note Edge is likely to cost even more (either as a higher price upfront or each month).
The key difference between the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge is ‘Edge screen’; showcasing Samsung’s knowledge of curved displays as the world’s largest display manufacturer, Edge Screen is a secondary display that wraps around one edge of the handset. Dependent on the app currently being used, the handset can either display information or provide additional controls (such as music controls when playing music) and when not in use, the display can showcase time, data and notifications information.
Here’s our Galaxy Note Edge hands on from IFA:
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