Sorry, folks: Samsung’s curvaceous Galaxy Note ge is a ‘limited edition concept’

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 25 Sep 2014

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 phablet is barreling towards release, but amid all the talk about the phone’s preorders super-nifty Gear VR headset accessory, one question has remained unanswered: at’s up with the Galaxy Note edge, the curved, second-screened counterpart that Samsung announced alongside the Note 4 at IFA?

Now we know the answer: The nifty-looking Galaxy Note ge was never intended to be produced in bulk sold to the masses, despite being revealed on a gr stage.

The impact on you at home: Easy! You won’t be able to buy a Galaxy Note ge unless you know somebody at Samsung or get really, really lucky. The Note ge is another case of Samsung rushing to announce something early just so it can scream “First!” like all those annoying forum commenters—2013’s curving Galaxy Round being another example.

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The news comes straight from the head honcho’s mouth. Calling the Galaxy Note ge “technology-intensive,” Samsung Electronics president D told reporters that the device is a “limited edition concept,” according to ZDNet Korea. mited sales of the device will start in South Korea next month trickle out from there.

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That jibes with an earlier report from independent mobile retailer Clove, which said earlier this month that the Galaxy Note ge will not be available in the United Kingdom at launch (as was first noted by Neowin):

” have heard from distribution channels that the Samsung Galaxy Note ge will not be available in the UK at launch… en the Note ge launches, there will not be UK stock available. It will not be available in the majority of European countries.”

Not that a limited release is a bad thing for the Galaxy Note ge. en ‘s got her grubby paws on the phone she found the curving edge (which functions as a secondary display for information apps) to be more of a gimmick than anything else:

“I wasn’t particularly impressed with the ticker’s different abilities,” she wrote. “I think Samsung jumped the gun on this product, just so it could say it was first.”

Sadly, it looks like she was right.