Samsung officially unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, and its curvy screen variant, the Galaxy S6 Edge, at the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain. Both devices represent a new direction for the South Korean phone maker, especially in terms of design, not only in the physical appearance of the devices, but also in their software and user interface.
With regards to physical design, Samsung has always had favored using plastics in its choice of materials for its smartphone products. The phone maker has even weathered some flak from certain circles who often criticize the company for continuing to use plastic materials, while its competitors have already begun shifting to metal-clad designs.
An edition of Samsung's upcoming flagship device, the Galaxy S6, may come with a display screen that can be viewed from the front, the left, and right sides. As reported by Bloomberg, the South Korean tech giant is purportedly planning to introduce two versions of the next Galaxy S device -- one that functions with the usual front-facing display screen, and another with a display screen that stretches to three sides of the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is finally coming to regional carrier US Cellular on January 7th, and to Verizon Wireless on January 8th. But make no mistake: the curved-edge device will still not be cheap.
Shoppers can get the Galaxy Note Edge from US Cellular for a $400 on-contract price. If buyers want to take off-contract, they can get the device by completing 20 monthly installments of $41, for an all-in price amounting to $820.
On Verizon, the Galaxy Note Edge will be available for $399 on a two-year agreement, $799 off-contract, and $33.32 through the carrier's Edge program.
Samsung recently announced that the Galaxy Note Edge will be coming to the United States on November 14th of this year. The Galaxy Note Edge was first introduced by the South Korean phone maker back in September. At the time of the device's unveiling, the mobile manufacturing giant had stated that the uniquely designed smartphone would hit US stores sometime in fall. Unfortunately for fans of the device, no release date was ever announced. But now, Samsung has finally given future buyers of the Galaxy Note Edge a date that they can all look forward to. And that date is on Friday, November 14th, less than two weeks from now. And it appears that the device will be offered by all four major wireless carriers in America, namely AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless, plus US Cellular. In addition to that, Samsung Experience Shops located in Best Buy stores will also be pushing the Galaxy Note Edge.
A week ago, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition was spotted in Samsung's official website. Shortly thereafter, Samsung officially revealed that the special Galaxy Note 4 edition is indeed launching soon, further adding that it would be coming to Verizon Wireless very soon. Now, it appears that the wait is over. Samsung had now made the Verizon Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition available for purchase for $699.99 (no subsidy available). Fans of the Galaxy Note 4 phablet may notice that the Developer Edition's price is about the same as that of the no-contract Galaxy Note 4 offered by Verizon. The specs of the Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition are roughly the same with that of the regular Verizon Galaxy Note 4 edition. The one difference of the special edition is that it comes with an unlocked bootloader. This would allow users, especially those with a habit of tinkering, to make changes to the device's built-in software system, or install another one that is custom-made.
When Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note Edge earlier this month, many were in awe of its very unique design. Indeed, the Galaxy Note Edge may be the only high-profile handset to feature a curved screen which wraps around its side. Those who were excited about this particular Samsung offering were obviously wondering when and where they will be able to get a Galaxy Note Edge of their own. But it appears that the device may be more difficult to purchase than thought before. As quoted in ZDNet Korea, Samsung Electronics President D J Lee stated that the smartphone will be deployed as a "limited concept" product, as opposed to a mass-produced handset like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
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