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Galaxy Note Edge to release November 17: $949.99 off-contract at AT&T
Love hurts: Your ego, your pride, your self-esteem. If you’re a fan of the flexible however, it’s also going to hurt your wallet.
American customers are going to be in for a world of pricing pain when sojourning to their local electronic store for Samsung’s premier phablet, the Galaxy Note Edge. Released over two weeks ago in Japan and last week in South Korea, the Note 4 variant is set to drop on 5 major US carriers (Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and U.S. Cellular) on the 17th.
AT&T pricing has leaked and it’s pretty. Expensive that is: $399.99 on a 2 year contract, $945.99 off-contract, and $0 down on AT&T Next (with monthly payments over $40 per month).
Before anyone busts a gasket at this “outrageous” price, consider a few things: Both Japan and Korea’s variants retail for a similar price. Furthermore, the unlocked Galaxy Note 4 itself retails for around $850. In reality, Samsung has added about $100 to the Note 4’s price tag, and quite frankly given how novel the Edge screen is, it’s definitely worth the extra outlay for those who can afford it.
What remains to be answered is actually how a device the manufacturer claims is a concept to be produced in limited quantities has managed to hit so many potential customers in such a short amount of time. Either the Korean chaebol is understating its true production numbers or else it honestly doesn’t expect many to sell.
Stay turned to Android Authority for a full written and video review in the coming weeks, and make sure to check out our impressions from the Japanese model if you haven’t already.