Galaxy Note Edge will be out before the month’s over

For as intriguing a smartphone as the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is, it’s also been a frustrating one to talk about, as even as we find ourselves over a month post-launch, plenty of important details about the model’s release have continued to be unavailable. Questions about pricing have forced us to turn to retailer pre-orders, and the best we’d managed to come up with in regards to availability is this vague “later this year” release window. Today Samsung finally comes through with some new launch details, committing to getting Note Edge sales underway by the end of the month.

Before October is out, the Galaxy Note Edge will be available in Japan from carriers KDI and NTT DoCoMo; as of today, pre-orders are going live. While we’re still not sure what this release in Japan spells for Samsung’s plans for the Note Edge in other markets, it’s certainly a start, and has us optimistic that we won’t be waiting until the tail-end of the year before we start seeing the Edge come to nations elsewhere.

Then again, we still have to consider Samsung’s earlier description of the Note Edge being a “limited edition concept,” so maybe we should temper our expectations for this Japan release ushering in a much broader push for Note Edge availability; Samsung could instead be intentionally takings things slowly, seeing how a market like Japan responds to the unusual phone before bringing it to carriers and retailers in the West.

Source: Samsung

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