Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge is now up for pre-orders in India via Amazon. The online retailer is taking pre-bookings for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, priced at Rs. 64,900, and notes that the device will be released on January 5, 2015.
The Amazon India listing of the Galaxy Note Edge reads, “This item is due to be released on January 5, 2015.” It is available in Charcoal Black and Frost White colours in India.
The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge was launched last week in India and Samsung had promised January first week availability via select retailers.
Launched initially at IFA this year, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge was announced to be available in select markets only. Apart from India, the smartphone sporting side display is available in 21 countries – Australia, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Nepal, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the UK.
The South Korean consumer electronics giant had confirmed that the smartphone was a ‘limited edition concept’, and that it would be selling 1 million units of the Galaxy Note Edge across the globe in 2014.
The Galaxy Note Edge uses Samsung’s flexible-display technology. While the main screen remains flat like previous phones, the right edge extends and curves until it reaches the back. That creates a side display so information such as weather and time can be seen from the side when the phone is laid on a table – such as a nightstand next to the bed.
With the side display, the Galaxy Note Edge’s camera functions more like a standalone, point-and-shoot camera, as the shutter button and other functions appear on top when the phone is held horizontally.
As far as specifications are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge features a 5.6-inch Quad-HD+ (1440+160×2560 pixel) Super AMOLED display, and is powered by a quad-core 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 processor coupled with Adreno 420 GPU and 3GB of RAM.
The Galaxy Note Edge comes with a 64GB built-in storage variant, and packs a 3000mAh battery. It ships with Android 4.4 KitKat onboard, and has dimensions 151.3×82.4×8.3mm, weighing in at 174 grams. It features a 16-megapixel autofocus rear camera with Smart OIS, and a 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/1.9 lens. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS/ Glonass, NFC, Bluetooth v4.0, IR LED, USB 2.0, and MHL 3.0.
The Galaxy Note Edge features an accelerometer, geo-magnetic sensor, gyroscope, RGB, IR-LED, proximity, barometer, hall sensor, finger scanner, UV, heart rate monitor.