Samsung on Monday announced that the Note Edge will be available in the U.S. beginning Nov. 14, in a bid to catch some holiday shoppers. It will be available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, U.S. Cellular, and Best Buy.
Announced last month at the IFA trade show, the Note Edge’s main differentiator is a 5.6-inch Super AMOLED screen that wraps around the right side of the device. The so-called “Edge” display offers quick access to email, Internet, apps, music controls, notifications, news, and more, without interrupting the content on the main screen.
You can, for instance, receive notifications on the Edge screen without disturbing a video you’re watching on the main display. Or, turn on “night clock mode” so that the time and weather glow softy along the edge, in perfect eyeshot when placed on a bedside table.
Otherwise, the Edge is identical to the Galaxy Note 4 $0.00 at Amazon. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat and has the same 2.7GHz Qualcomm processor, 16-megapixel main camera, 3.7-megapixel wide angle front camera, a USB 2.0 (rather than 3.0) port, 3220mAh removable battery, and MicroSD card slot under the removable back cover. It also has the same slightly upgraded, but still plastic S Pen.
The Note Edge will be available in black and white color options.
At Sprint, you’ll be able to purchase the Note Edge for $0 down, and 24 monthly payments of $35 for a total of $840, excluding taxes and your service plan.
AT&T said it will have the Edge on display at certain stores beginning Nov. 7. It will be available for $0 down on an AT&T Next plan at $39.42 per month with AT&T Next 18 or $47.30 per month with AT&T Next 12. It will also sell for $399.99 with a two-year contract or contract-free for $945.99.
Other carriers have yet to announce pricing details.