Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Hits US Market

Samsung said Monday its big-screen Galaxy Note Edge smartphone will be available in the US starting Nov. 14.

The electronics giant unveiled the new phone in September, offering up a 5.6-inch display that curves around the side of the device.

The Galaxy Note Edge is one of the first major smartphone design risks Samsung has taken that it’s releasing globally. Typically, it introduces new features — such as a curved display in the Gear Round or metal frames in the Galaxy Alphasmartphones — in only a limited number of test markets, such as its home country of South Korea. Many of its more innovative devices have never reached the US. But the Note Edge was slated to hit the US in the waning months of 2014.

The Galaxy Note Edge will be available through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular. Samsung Experience Shops in Best Buy will also carry the device. Retail partners and carriers will provide specific pricing and availability, Samsung said.

AT&T said Monday the Galaxy Note Edge will be available for $400 with a two-year contract or $946 off-contract. It’s available for no down payment on the AT&T Next plan, then $39.42 to $47.30 per month, depending on what specific plan is chosen.