Yesterday we were happy to report that Samsung has big plans for the Galaxy Note 4, and that in response to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus’ success, the Korean tech giant intends on releasing the phablet earlier than expected, at the lowest price the Note series has ever seen.
Sadly we can’t say the same for the brand new and unique Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, as earlier today it’s been revealed that this smartphone may be just another concept with limited availability.
Samsung Sees the Edge as a Limited Edition Concept
Earlier today Samsung held a press conference in South Korea, where the company announced the availability details of the new Galaxy line-up. As expected, the Galaxy Note 4 will hit the shelves in Korea starting with the 26th day of September, and availability will expand gradually to an additional 140 countries by the end of October.
Unfortunately, Samsung wasn’t able to reveal much about the Galaxy Note Edge, other than the fact that availability will vary from region to region. Meanwhile, ZDNet has apparently learned more on the matter and according to Samsung’s Electronics President (DJ Lee), the company intends on releasing the Note Edge in South Korea in late October. However, we wouldn’t be surprised if the Edge would hit the shelves in certain regions as late as 2015.
Samsung Electronics’ president also reaffirmed that “this new technology-intensive” device will be released as a “limited edition concept” with different release dates for each country. With that in mind, the chances for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge to be more expensive than its sibling are pretty high too.
In the meantime, the South Korean versions of the Galaxy Note Edge have just arrived at the FCC (SM-N915S / SM-N915K / SM-N915L – corresponding to South Korea’s 3 main carriers: SK Telecom, KT, LG U+)
We’ll keep you posted as soon as we learn more so stay tuned, and in the meantime don’t hesitate to share your thoughts below.