Galaxy Note Edge units arriving at T-Mobile stores ahead of launch [pics]


Samsung’s unusual innovative dual monitor-equipped smartphone is due to launch on T-Mobile in two days time, on November 14th. And as expected, the devices are now arriving in stores in preparation for going on sale. Once available, it will cost $870 full retail, or $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $36.25, making it one of the most expensive devices available from the carrier.

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Minimal is the new black, and so Samsung’s packaging this year looks incredibly bare, with nothing but the device name and a giant ‘E’ on the front of the packaging. On the rear, you’ll see all the usual key specs, FCC information and other fine print.

Among those key specs are the following:

  • 5.6-inch 2560×1440 Super AMOLED display
  • 160 pixels on the side Edge screen
  • 2.7GHz quad-core processor
  • 16-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization
  • 3.7-megapixel front camera
  • 32GB of storage
  • microSD card slot
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 3000mAh battery

Every now and then, a device is released which many phone and tech fans are intrigued by. Whether it’s the latest BlackBerry, or a crazy luxurious Android device by Vertu, there are always gadgets we’re intensely interested in, but will never hand over cash for. To me, this seems like one of those. Perhaps not to the extreme of Vertu, but I can’t for the life of me figure out why anyone would shell out nearly $900 for a smartphone of any kind. Especially one that seemingly has no advantage over the Galaxy Note 4.

Maybe I’m being old and grumpy, but, will any of you buy a Note Edge? Or will you just go and check it out without walking out of the store with one?


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