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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge UK release date confirmed

Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge, based heavily on its Galaxy Note 4, has been confirmed for the UK - but it is likely to cost a fortune

Samsung’s bizarre Galaxy Note Edge smartphone will launch in the UK on 28 November, with Vodafone confirming it will stock the handset. The Galaxy Note Edge will be available to pre-order from Samsung stores and Carphone Warehouse from 14 November.

There’s no word on price from Samsung, but some retailers have been listing it for around £650. Earlier this week Vodafone added the Galaxy Note Edge to the ‘coming soon’ page of its website although provided no information about contracts or stand-alone handset cost.

It also isn’t yet clear is the handset will be sold by networks other than Vodafone. Three and O2 have said they won’t stock the device, while EE has neither confirmed nor denied whether it will be available. Samsung had initially been coy about when and where it would launch its quirky smartphone, suggesting that it may never get a showing in the UK.

The Galaxy Note Edge has almost identical specifications to the Galaxy Note 4, albeit with a quirky ‘wrap-around’ screen that flows down one side of the handset. It has a 5.6in quad-HD screen (2560 x 1440 + 160), a quad-core 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 16MP rear camera, LTE and comes with 32GB of storage expandable via microSD up to 128GB.

It will run Android 4.4 KitKat at launch but is extremely likely to see an upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop in the near future once Samsung has finished optimising the operating system for its handsets.

The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is available to pre-order from 14 November at Samsung stores and Carphone Warehouse and will go on sale in the UK on 28 November.

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