NEW DELHI: The Galaxy Note Edge is Samsung’s latest ‘Limited Edition’ smart phone that is decided to launch in India and few other select countries. Thus it will be released in limited quantities, available to a handful of select stores.
The phone is said to be pretty much a Note 4, except for a curved display, which doubles up as a quick-access notification bar. While many may argue that it is a gimmicky feature, it’s still unique to Samsung.
It’s also expected to be priced around the same as the Note 4. The curved screen aside, the Galaxy Note Edge has a display that’s sure to impress just like the Note 4. It has a powerful set of specifications including a 2.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 chip-set with 3GB of RAM, Android 4.4.4 Kit Kat with Samsung Touch Wiz, 16MP camera with Optical Image Stabilization; it comes with a Stylus and a massive 3000 mAh battery.
From great design to high-end features, the Note Edge seems to have it all. So what’s stopping Samsung from making the Note Edge a flagship device for the mass market? While some say that the Note Edge is merely an experiment, others believe that even if Samsung does decide to make it available for a wider audience, the Note Edge will not attract many buyers
Though the phone was showcased on a global stage, Samsung has not explained its reasons for launching the Note Edge in limited quantities. This isn’t the first time Samsung has played ‘hard to get’ with its devices. The company had taken a similar route with the curved-screen Galaxy Round, by selling it mainly only in its home country, South Korea.
The Note Edge is currently selling only in Japan, South Korea and the US. In the US it is selling at a steep $946 off-contract, which translates to around Rs 58,200 in Indian rupees.