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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge to be ‘limited edition concept device’

Luke Johnson

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Samsung Galaxy Edge

Following the phone’s unveiling back at IFA 2014, Samsung has suggested the Galaxy Note Edge could be a difficult device to get your hands on.

According to the Korean manufacturer, despite being given a high profile launch, the curved screen hosting Edge will go on sale as a ‘limited edition concept device’.

Featuring an identical specs sheet to that of the flagship Galaxy Note 4, the Edge’s party piece is its curved screen which has been wrapped around the phone’s right-hand edge. Samsung has used this interactive side to offer app shortcuts and provide quick access to your most frequently accessed information – weather, music controls, time.

According to Samsung President DJ Lee, it is this “new, technology-intensive” feature which will force the Edge into being “released as a limited concept device”.

Speaking at a media briefing in the company’s native Korean this week, he revealed the Edge will launch in Korea next month but might not hit further territories until 2015.

Although Lee failed to touch on pricing, the folks over at ZDNet have suggested the Edge will be considerable more expensive than the already pricey Note 4.

The Edge features a 5.6-inch QHD display alongside a 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM and a 16-megapixel, optical image stabilised rear-mounted camera.

Although we were impressed with the engineering and technical achievements of the Edge during our time with the device at IFA, we struggled to see the long-term benefits of such a device. As such, perhaps a limited release is a wise move for now.

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