Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge is an intriguing curvy smartphone, but will it ever actually be released in the UK?
When Samsung revealed its latest quirky handset, the Galaxy Note Edge, at its IFA 2014 event last month, it caused quite a stir with its curved, semi-wraparound screen. It may seem like a gimmick, but we were still disappointed when it emerged that the Galaxy Note Edge wouldn’t hit the UK at launch. And now that the release date has been pegged for tomorrow (October 23rd), it appears that Japan is the only country presently on the cards to get it.
Samsung has been guardedly calling the Galaxy Note Edge a ‘limited edition concept’ and although the UK, China, Australia, Canada, Russia, and Korea (as well as the US once it gains FCC approval) are expected to also receive the device, there’s no confirmation on when that might be.
The high-spec handset, which features a Quad HD display and mighty 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor (also found in the Galaxy Note 4), will likely boast a high-end price-tag when it does finally go on sale; online retailer Clove is already offering the chance to pre-order the device for the princely sum of £650, which leads us to think that a UK launch can’t be that far away.
We’ll be interested to see how the curved Edge performs in real-life situations; will it be a stroke of genius, in terms of functionality and design, or simply an aesthetic quirk which doesn’t really add anything to the usability of the device? Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long to find out.