Samsung has bowed to public demand and will grant the Galaxy Note Edge a release in Germany, raising hopes that the innovative, but alas stillborn, smartphone may yet surface in the UK.
Despite rave notices for its radical form factor, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge has so far remained a curio. Seemingly unconvinced its handset had genuine mass appeal, Samsung afforded it ‘limited edition concept device’ status and had no plans to bring it to market.
However, after 130,000-plus Teutonic tech fans lent their signatures to a campaign to get Samsung to change its mind, the gadget giant relented and is set to launch a premium version in Germany some time in late-November. It will be yanked from sale December 31st.
A standard edition, presumably it’s the one that made such a splash in the first place, is due along next year.
It’s not clear exactly what’s ‘premium’ about the special iteration of the handset and how much more expensive it will be.
However, the smart money must be on Samsung ditching the regular-joe model’s plastic-metal construction for an all-metal number.
The Note Edge’s USP is its edged display that effectively doubles a secondary screen.
Depending on what you’re getting up to, this changes function and can act as everything from a notifications bar to panel that houses media-player controls.
The Note Edge was denied a proper release in the UK after domestic carriers passed up the chance to carry what we thought was a very smart handset indeed.
If you're up for getting together to try and force a UK release, let us know and we'll do what we can to help publicise it.
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