We had reported last week that the Galaxy Note Edge had just been launched in Japan. Today, we found out that Samsung’s controversial handset with a hanging edge designed was also launched in South Korea. While the Galaxy Note Edge is said to be a limited edition device, with only 1 million units made available from Samsung, it seems that the company is heading for an international launch anyway. The Galaxy Note Edge will be available at South Korean carriers SK Telecom and KT in black and white color variants for the price of $1015.
The Galaxy Note Edge is the more controversial and unique variant of the Galaxy Note 4, featuring a hanging display on the edge of the phone. That display can be used by various apps to display actionable notifications, weather information, calendar reminders, sports scores, stock information as well as act as a ruler. The main difference between the Galaxy Note Edge and Note 4 is that the former doesn’t feature the metal frame Samsung finally decided to include in its handsets. Otherwise, the South Korean variant of the Galaxy Note Edge features the octa core Exynos CPU, backed by 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage expandable to 64 GB via microSD card slot, a 16 MP camera equipped with optical image stabilization, a 3.7 MP front camera and a massive 3000 mAH battery. An IR blaster, LTE Cat 6 and Bluetooth 4.1 are also featured on the handset.
While the Note Edge is already available in two major markets, Japan and South Korea, there has been no confirmation from Samsung that the device will make it to European or U.S. markets. Seeing as Samsung said that the Edge will be available in very limited numbers, we might be confronted with a device especially made for Asian markets. Since there’s no confirmation on that, we can still hope that the Galaxy Note Edge will make it to U.S. shores so that we can get our hands on the unique device. We could also speculate that even if the Galaxy Note Edge won’t be available for purchase in the U.S., Samsung might organize some sort of competition or raffle in order to let American citizens experience the new edge-display that has everyone riled up.