T-Mobile Galaxy Note Edge passes through FCC with band 12 support

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Pre-orders for the T-Mo Galaxy Note 4 have already gone live, with the device expected to land on store shelves as soon as next Friday. And it has also been confirmed that it will be compatible with T-Mobile’s A-block 700MHz frequency LTE band. Known also as Band 12 LTE, it’s T-Mobile’s attempt to provide a high-speed network that’s more capable of penetrating building walls than the current, higher frequencies.

As you’d probably expect, the Note Edge is also going to play nice with T-Mobile’s band 12 network when it’s officially live. An FCC filing was unearthed yesterday showing that T-Mo’s model Note Edge has been tested on the 700MHz frequencies used by the carrier.

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You can dig through the FCC filing in its entirety here. But I suppose the biggest question surrounding the Note Edge is: Will you even buy one? Or is it just one of those devices you’re definitely interested in playing with, but not convinced it’s worth handing over cash for?

Personally, I’m not convinced by it. I was at the Note 4 launch event last month and got to play with all the new goodies, and the Note Edge was really confusing. The curved screen looks like its there purely so Samsung can say “look what we can do”, rather than serve any real practical purpose. And I guess I don’t mind that really. I’ve long lamented at the lack of creativity in the smartphone market, so I shouldn’t be complaining.

T-Mobile is yet to set a concrete release date for the Note Edge, but we assume it will be released at some point between now and the holiday season, to make the most of the mass spending spree that normally occurs this time of year.

Will you be picking one up?

Source: FCC
Via: GforGames

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  • Fabian Cortez

    What’s going on Apple?

    • Android_God

      Let it go buddy, no one cares.

      • Fabian Cortez

        You clearly didn’t get my comment.

        • Android_God

          maybe because you didn’t speak very clearly? Are we supposed to read your mind as to what you meant with your very vague commitment?

        • Fabian Cortez

          Let it go buddy, no one cares.

          Then why comment?

          I know it’s hard, but try to resist the urge to comment if you don’t understand or if “no one cares.”

          Okay, buddy?

        • Nark Smithey

          The hurt is strong with this Apple fan boy. Fabian, give it a rest boy.

        • Fabian Cortez

          You [too] didn’t get what I was saying.

    • 0815 Telekom

      apple lost its edge

    • Paul Garrison

      The almighty Apple couldn’t have band 12, I guess you’ll need to get the iphone 6s and 6s+. Apple continues to milk its sheep or zombies, but I don’t think you can milk a zombie though.

  • J.J.

    i worry about protecting that side of the screen(cases/curved tempered glass cover?) since i like to keep my devices pristine for later sale. note 4 already preordered but i know it would be hard to not walk away with one if they were side by side. guess i dont have to worry bout that tho.

    • Decalex

      I have the same exact concern– the smaller run makes me think that case manufacturers won’t pay as much attention to this device.

      • J.J.

        tru

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    This is the phone I want. But there is also Nexus 6 or whatever it will be called since it will be unlocked. Choices choices

    • Go with the Nexus.

    • Erick Espiritu

      Go with the Note 4.

  • SEBA

    Where did you get the info that you can already pre order Note Edge and that it will be available on 17th? As far as I know nobody knows exact date.

    • MadJoe

      The normal Note 4 is what is already up for preorder and will be available on the 17th, not the Edge.

  • SEBA

    Pre ordered Note 4 and Jumping to Note Edge as soon as it’s available. I see a lot of benefits having that side panel especially having those home icons handy while commenting on Tmo News.

    • randpost

      I just received a text stating my Note 4 was shipped. I will also buy the Edge. I will keep which ever I prefer, or neither if I prefer my Oneplus One. The edge looks like a good idea, but I have to play with it for a few days before I decide.

      • SEBA

        Really? Shipped? Nice! I pre ordered on the first day but I didn’t received any text from Tmobile. No love.

        • T-Mobile Cares

          This is not an official statement:

          Samsung Galaxy Note 4 preordered devices will be shipping prior to the official release date. We want you to enjoy your new phones and you deserve to be the first to have them.

          Alright somewhat unofficial. 4

  • dkbnyc

    As is post, T-Mobile has started sending text message to pre orders stating their devices have shipped.

    • JB

      They finally took the money for my preorder out of my account last night, and I’ve yet to receive a text, I’m assuming my text will come in short order?

      • T-Mobile Cares

        This is not an official statement:

        Samsung Galaxy Note 4 preordered devices will be shipping prior to the official release date. We want you to enjoy your new phones and you deserve to be the first to have them.

        Alright somewhat unofficial. 3

  • Janey Montgomery

    Will this work like a phone or is it a tablet? Any trade promos for trading in my Nokia Astound? I NEED A NEW phone.

    • Red Nova

      phablet, its a note 4 but with a curved display

  • wargamer1969

    Waiting for this on AT&T. Thinking November.

    • taron19119

      Y at&t

    • 21stNow

      Me, too. I’ll get the Note 4 on T-Mobile.

    • Just curious why you are on a tmobile site talking att? Just sayin

    • Red Nova

      it already passed through the FCC registration on att

  • mreveryphone

    I went to my local best buy and played with both the regular note 4 and the note edge… The edge is the device to have hands down. The curved screen is very functional and leaves more room on the main screen for other things or vice versa.. I’ll get the note 4 just to have the new note but that thing will be sold as soon as the edge drops!

    • Walter

      What state do you live in because the edge is not available to view in Texas?

      • ND

        I read email from best buy they have some in Dallas area near Frisco

        • superg05

          yes the area with much much less minorities going to go check it out so i can know how it feels be a pebble on a sandy beach an followed around and watched at the display while they call the cops no thanks I’ll wait a few weeks to see it in t-mobiles store here :|

      • mreveryphone

        Kansas City Missouri

    • Oliver Jackson

      I played with both at my local Best Buy and yes the Note Edge is very practical.Say your in a business meeting or hanging with the fellas at the local bar,that edge can have you read emails,texts,sports scores,etc.Very handy and revolutionary

      • mreveryphone

        Or while playing games or watching movies…

        • Oliver Jackson

          That as well. It’ll be interesting as in how manufacturers will make cases for it

        • mreveryphone

          Right, that’s what I’m waiting to see…

      • KijBeta

        Did you actually get to hold the phone naturally? Like one handed using my right hand, will it be easier to navigate? Or holding with left using right to tap on stuff, will your fingers of your left hand accidentally tap stuff on the curve?
        I don’t have time this weekend to go experience it my self, so any information like that would be great, thanks.

        • Oliver Jackson

          Im right handed so me scrolling the edge of the screen isnt a problem at all

  • ZxyLady

    I agree with Mr Every Phone I intend to buy the edge as soon as it becomes available but until then I know the Note 4 will be my new phone. They are both very beautiful phones but I do believe that the Note Edge will have a lot more functionality once more developers’ start developing for it, though even the basics that it already includes are full of promise and added functionality. They will both be incredibly useful independently but I do believe that the Note Edge has that certain… WOW FACTOR. My husband doesn’t plan on getting one, so I think it will come down to taste and a person’s personal use, if they want the Edge over the Regular Note 4.

    • nycplayboy78

      YASSS GAWD!!!! :)

    • mreveryphone

      The simple fact that while playing a game or catching up on TV episodes/movies during down time your emails, texts, etc. Will scroll accross the curved screen not interrupting what you are doing on the main screen is brilliant… To me at least.

  • nycplayboy78

    OMFG…YASSS GAWD!!!! Galaxy Note Edge will be my next phone :)

  • Android_God

    T-Mobile ran the payment for my Note 4! Does this mean they are shipping eminently?

    • Billy

      It should ship in 2 days, that’s what happened with the crazy wait for my iPhone 6 plus! T-Mobile also charged my card for my wife’s Note 4 so expect arrival time I’m guessing is either Weds or Thurs! I’m personally waiting for the Note Edge, I’m 100% tired of Samsung’s same look. I think it’s a plus to have ALL the features of the Note 4 with a little twist to it!

      As far as the iPhone 6 plus I 100% don’t know my I got it! There’s absolutely NO innovation in that phone what’s so ever! Everyday I think about putting that phone on ebay but I heard updates are coming to the phone that will make it an AWESOME phone! But, I’m thinking how an update can change a phone!

      Anyway, I’m waiting for the Edge and this update for the iPhone 6 plus!

      • Android_God

        Thanks!! Really hoping it goes out tomorrow but we shall see!

    • Joshua Hendershot

      When did you preorder?

      • Android_God

        I ordered midday on the day pre-ordering opened. I’m hoping it ships out tomorrow so I will get it probably Tuesday.

        • T-Mobile Cares

          This is not an official statement:

          Samsung Galaxy Note 4 preordered devices will be shipping prior to the official release date. We want you to enjoy your new phones and you deserve to be the first to have them.

          Alright somewhat unofficial. 2

    • johnyboyluzig

      Mine too, I’m hoping It’ll arrive by Saturday.

    • T-Mobile Cares

      This is not an official statement:

      Samsung Galaxy Note 4 preordered devices will be shipping prior to the official release date. We want you to enjoy your new phones and you deserve to be the first to have them.

      Alright somewhat unofficial.

      • Android_God

        Thanks!

  • skittle

    Now, to develop a new product that protects that possibly vulnerable edge on the Edge phone. Edge Guard? We do not want an edgegate or an edgeghazi. Seriously, as a Samsung user I like this phone and the rest of the Note series. Samsung has really pushed the envelope making this bold statement. Can’t wait to see how everyone loves their new phones and to start seeing how many of you find some band 12 love as it launches!

  • macho man

    Yet when Apple does this in two years it will be revolutionary. Apple drones always take shots at Android and when Apple does it they flip out and praise Jesus.

    • Ricardo216

      I think the only thing apple does is find a way to make something that’s already been created a lil better but as far as innovation Samsung I think will always be top dog reguadless if the product is useful in everyday life. I will give credit for the finger print scanner even tho they were not the first.

      • nelagster

        Eh actually I disagree. While Samsung makes great phones and they usually have great execution, I don’t think they are all that innovative.

        • Ricardo216

          Well you gotta give them credit for the curved screen on the edge I suppose. Let’s say that then

    • nobiz

      Yes, haven’t you heard Apple invented NFC? Every metrosexual in tech told me so two weeks ago.

  • macho man

    Whats funny to me is how the comments are loving the Note Edge and the editor for a site on technology passes it off as niche. If you dont like Android go work for BGR, lord knows they will love you there.

  • Law

    Definitely spending the cash for the Edge, its a welcomed surprise in a world of smartphone boring.

  • No Knowings

    hey guys quick question.. if i do a JUMP upgrade to the NOTE4 when it comes out next week ,is it still possible to JUMP again in a month or 2 for the NOTE EDGE…i have the first JUMP program and i know they allow 2 upgrade a year.. someone please explain thanks in advance

    • Brendan

      Jump 1 allows u to upgrade every 6 months, Jump 2 let’s u upgrade whenever you want as long as half the phone is paid off

      • T-Mobile Cares

        Brendan, please see the correct answer.

        • Brendan

          Awesome, that means I can upgrade as soon as the Note Edge is released

        • T-Mobile Cares

          Brandon, we appreciate your business. I have personally tested both devices and you are making a great choice either way. Enjoy your new phone(s).

        • Art Faucett

          I”m guessing my little 30 dollar a month prepay plan with 100 voice minutes won’t quite qualify (<;

    • T-Mobile Cares

      So let me correct the previous comment. The original Jump program allows you to upgrade twice in a twelve month period. Your first upgrade is not eligible until after having been in the Jump program for 6 months. After which you can can upgrade at anytime. Please be forewarned, should you upgrade now and the again in, let’s say two months, you would not be eligible for an additional 10 months. I hope this answers your question.

      • No Knowings

        so ur saying i would be able to do it then correct… 10 months is ok because by then the EDGE2 or NOTE5 will be coming out….but why would it not allow me to jump again is 6months.. since i got my NOTE3 last year ive never jump until now..so plz explain if u can

        • T-Mobile Cares

          It would be my pleasure to explain. You are allowed two upgrades in a 12 month period. Your Note 4 would be your first upgrade and let’s say you do that in October. Your second would be the Edge done in November. That is two upgrades in a 12 month period, therefore, you would have to wait 12 months until your next upgrade. I hope that helps.

        • Guest

          From what I understand is that the current JUMP program allows you to upgrade to a new device only after you have had your current phone on the JUMP program for a minimum of 6 months so they at least receive 1/4 of the total cost of the phone. Then they will “pay” off the remainder of the phone so that you can upgrade to a new phone of your choice. Of course you would have to give up your current phone and the payments you made on it do not count towards your new upgrade. What this means is that you can upgrade 2 times per year but only after they have received 6 months of your current phone.

        • Cellphone Chris

          Is the Note Edge “unofficially” slated for a November release? 1

        • taron19119

          There’s is not going to be a note EDGE 2 Samsung said that the note EDGE is limited time product

      • Jose Hernandez

        Ok, I just went to a store to get the Nexus 5 and was told that I would have to wait the 6 months before I could jump again. I am also under the original jump program as well. When I called customer care they also said I would need to wait.

        I guess I will fight this and upgrade and move to the Nexus 6.

    • Ricardo216

      You have to have your phone paid off at least half way or pay a small fee to use your jump early. I paid 24 bucks to use mine early instead of having to wait till my original eligibility which was the six month period.

    • thepanttherlady

      T-Mobile Cares response is correct but why would you Jump! so close after the first one? It doesn’t make good financial sense. If the Edge is what you are going to end up with, why not just use your first Jump! on it?

  • Brendan

    Definitely considering jumping from the M8 to Note Edge

    • Nathaniel Ily Jacob-Joshua Hud

      ^^you’re so fine, you can jump to me!

  • Note rider

    I’m getting both. Will wait for more real life reviews and good deals before jumping.

  • Jay Holm

    I can’t wait to see what carrier aggregation will be capable of, but I won’t have a 700 Band 12 capable device til the Galaxy S6 comes out, likely.

  • Art Faucett

    I like the looks of the Edge, but I’m concerned with that odd sidebar feature that is on the phone. I can’t imagine how my big hands aren’t going accidentally hit things I don’t want to hit. I think I’ll probably have to go with the “basic” Note

  • Des

    Personally, I’m not convinced by it. – Cam .. Of course you are not, you’re too enthralled on the sophistication and the never ending innovation of your iphone6. what a joke.

    • Cam Bunton

      lol… Okay. Because it’s completely impossible for me to like an Android device and enjoy my iPhone 6 Plus.

      • nelagster

        Ignore the trolls Cam. Completely unrelated, do British people use the term ‘holiday season’? Because I know they use holiday when referring to vacations so I was just curious

        • Fred Kay

          No…In the UK holiday season would mean Summer if anything…US holiday season in the UK would simply be Christmas.

        • Cam Bunton

          No, we don’t really have a “holiday season”. We just have Christmas. No Thanksgiving.. Holidays are vacations for us. Makes no sense, since “Holy day” points towards a traditional celebration of some kind.. On this one, the Americans got it right. ;-)

        • nelagster

          of course we did. Along with democracy, guns, and apple pie :)

      • Android_God

        Don’t feed these retards! Let us do that for you!

      • nobiz

        it can be. Apple employs people to check up on tech writers and compile a list of those who are playing along with the cult’s scripts. And you and your colleagues are all aware of this.

        • Cam Bunton

          Yep, and we’d only care if Apple supplied our devices or invited us to press releases. We don’t get either of those privileges, so a negative review really wouldn’t affect us at all.

  • nycplayboy78

    CammyKins :p

    When will this be available from T-Mobile USA??!! Because I wants it NOW!!!! :)

    • DE

      Officially Friday the 17th.

      • KrustyLovesYou

        no, that is the note 4, note edge release date has yet to be announced.

        • DE

          My bad. Krusty is right.

  • TechnoRealz

    But we have no timeline on when Band 12 @ 700 Mhz will arrive – true?

    • enkay1

      They are already rolling it out.

    • KijBeta

      In the second quarter results call they gave a rough estimate. First couple markets should be up and running by spring 2015. They have been trying to accelerate the testing and clearing channel 51. So hopefully sooner, but don’t expect any significant large markets until next year.

  • monkeybutts

    This device just seems so gimmicky to me.

    • Thorn in AZ

      Well arn’t all smart phone gimmicky to a point? If you wanted a phone with now gimmick then get e FLIP phone.

      • KijBeta

        Flip phones were not a gimmick years ago, they had a few practical purposes.

  • skywalkr2

    If love to have it but not at the rumored msrp

  • AllThingsReviewed215
  • swimsalot

    I was skeptical of this device and thought it was gimmicky.. Until I used it a few days ago. The edge allows for you to access apps and features with one hand instead of two. There are many gimicky features they threw in but I think I was sold that I could use one hand to browse the device. I can also see potential for 3rd party app support.

    With regards to the LTE it’s very fast. I got 60mb down indoorS AND 100MB outdoors in Seattle.

    My question is, are these bands different than the note 4 offerings?

  • Justin Jay Burton

    My card was charged too! I got overnight shipping so does that mean it will be here today?!

    • Android_God

      We will have to chew our fingers off together, while we wait for that text message from TMobile!!

  • swimsalot

    I used this device last week (proof: http://imgur.com/QUnBpUy ) and was convinced that it was just going to be gimmicky. . After using my co-workers iphone 6plus and my buddy’s note 3 this was actually usable with one hand. If you put your most used icons on the ‘edge’ you can easily browse your device with one hand. They definitely threw in some gimmicky features but i think the edge makes things usable. Not to say you cant get a launcher that arranges your most used icons on the side of the phone, but the ergos of this felt nice. I can see possibility for 3rd party support and usefulness in games as well. IT was really nice to have the camera buttons on the ‘edge’ as well and felt very natural to use.

    Side note, the image was indoors 60mb down. We took it outside and it got 100-103 down consistently in Seattle.

    I assume that the the note 4 get the same LTE and 12 band support as the edge?

  • Android_God

    Geez!!!! When I pre-ordered my LG G3 (soon to go to my son) ALMOST THE EXACT pattern occurred! They billed my CC and the next day the LG G3 shipped. They billed my CC on the 9th for the Note 4 but so far today no text that it has shipped!! They also billed my CC on a Thursday and shipped the G3 on a Friday. It’s still somewhat early in the day but man I am going to chew my fingers off soon!!! Should arrive Monday if it ships out today!! This will be a LONG WEEKEND!!!!!!!

  • Myphone007

    Just got sms my ups tracking info for my note 4! Ups data hasn’t populated yet so not sure if I’ll get tomorrow or monday!

    • CalicoKJ

      This note was part of the shipping email: “For all Pre-Orders your tracking number will not be visible on UPS(dot)com prior to the product launch date.” So you won’t see any status on ups(dot)com until after next Friday…which by then hopefully the device will be in hand. :)

    • swerve

      Me too

    • Android_God

      So jealous!! Haven’t gotten mine yet but I would imagine they wouldn’t charge my card if there was a delay.

    • Android_God

      Ended up getting an email in the wee hours of the morning that it shipped yesterday!

  • Myphone007

    Wish someone on amazon would have available Note 4 case and spare battery now! Want to all be prepared.

  • swimsalot

    why do you guys keep nerfing my posts?

  • Myphone007

    Day and night difference with what went on with iphone last month. Also got an email confirming order shipped today and tracking shows arrival Monday! Just amazing when the system finally works as should be! Congrats to tmobile for getting it right and thanks to all those that didn’t crash tmobile by ordering too many!

    • Android_God

      Same here!! Arriving Monday!!

      • Newcleus

        Are you two saying you’re able to order the Note EDGE?

  • TrueOrNotTrue

    Im concerned about a case that will protect that side screen. I may go with the Note 4. I’d actually be happy with my S3 if I hadn’t lost it a few months ago.

    • Myphone007

      The Edge side screen has to be a problem as when the phone hits the floor, the side is going to be so vulnerable to crack. It should be interesting…

      • TrueOrNotTrue

        Yeah…and I’ve cracked the screens on all of my S3’s. Luckily Ive been able to buy a new screen on Amazon for $5 and change it myself. Somehow I see the edge screen being impossible to change myself.

  • Ellen

    I wonder what kind of clear cases they will come up with.

  • Droid 4evr

    For my job, phone overall performance is important to me so it looks like I will get the iPhone 6 Plus…

    “Samsung Galaxy Note 4 delivers poor graphics performance vs. Apple iPhone 6 Plus”

    {link n/a, google it}

    • kb

      Written by an Apple fansite – nice try, troll!

  • Droid 4evr

    For my job, phone overall performance is important to me so it looks like I will get the iPhone 6 Plus…

    “Samsung Galaxy Note 4 delivers poor graphics performance vs. Apple iPhone 6 Plus”

    http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/10/04/samsung-galaxy-note-4-delivers-poor-graphics-performance-vs-apple-iphone-6-plus

  • Android_God

    It shipped! WOO HOO!

    • Billy

      I just received my tracking number!

      • No Knowings

        already ..so when are u suppose to be recving it.

  • abhishek200

    This is exciting!! I was going to pre-order the Note 4. But I wanted to get this, and will now wait for it. The Edge functionality, if they can do it right, will be a killer feature. Unlike the Samsung Continuum they released with Verizon 2-3 years ago.

  • rjizzle

    Gimmicky? Being able to conveniently reach extra apps etc… poor article

  • tsl

    I am amazed anyone can compare any phone especially an i phone with the note they are the just worlds apart the i phone cannot doo what a note can do so why do people.compare them it is just daft.

  • Timothy Welch

    Wish BestBuy was shipping early

  • Justin Jay Burton

    I just got mine!!! I LOVE IT!!!

  • penny

    you idiot! have you seen the specs difference. my note 3 looks better than the iPhone 6. the note 4/ edge will be 3xmore powerful.