Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge is coming to the U.S. this week

The Note Edge is coming. Photo: Samsung

The Note Edge is coming. Photo: Samsung

Samsung made phablet fans in the U.S. wait a while for the Galaxy Note 4, and they’ve been waiting even longer for its peculiar brother, the Galaxy Note Edge. But the South Korean company has today confirmed that the Note Edge will be arriving in the U.S. this month, with AT&T first to kick off sales this week.

The official launch date for the Note Edge is Friday, November 14, according to Samsung’s press release — and that’s when you’ll be able to get the device in most carrier stores. But AT&T appears to be getting the device a week early. Others may, too, but as things stand AT&T and Sprint are the only two to have confirmed availability.

Samsung says you’ll also be able to get the Note Edge on Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular in either Charcoal Black or Frost White. Pricing will vary depending on which carrier you decide to choose, of course, but we expect the Note Edge to come in at around the same as the regular Note 4 — perhaps ever so slightly more expensive.

It’s essentially the same device; it has a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor clocked at 2.7GHz, a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and Android 4.4.4 KitKat pre-installed with Samsung’s latest TouchWiz user interface.

The Note Edge has a slightly smaller display — 5.6 inches vs. 5.7 inches — due to its curved glass, but it still boasts the same Quad HD (2560×1440) resolution.