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If you are looking at purchasing the high-end Samsung Galaxy Note Edge in the United Kingdom starting 28 November, then an extended waiting period is imminent, as Samsung has officially announced delayed retail availability of the smartphone.

According to an Engadget report, you will neither be able to purchase the Galaxy Note Edge from retail stores starting 28 November, nor will you be able to pre-order the smartphone until 5 December.

This means you will have to wait until 5 December, to even book your Galaxy Note Edge, from either Samsung's official store or from Carphone Warehouse, in the United Kingdom.

Also, according to Engadget's report, Samsung will be stocking in the Galaxy Note Edge in retail stores only from 12 December.

However, the South Korea based electronics manufacturer has not cited any reason for the delay in retail availability/pre-orders, as of now.

Currently, Vodafone UK and Clove are the only retailers having confirmed Galaxy Note Edge stocks.

Earlier, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge was almost a no-show in Germany, until prospective buyers in the country voted to get the high-ender released.

The official street price and online pricing of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge are yet to surface at this juncture, but if you are looking at buying the large-screen smartphone, then anticipate the device to have a comparatively high price tag.

However, Clove has put a price tag of £650 on the phone. A 32 GB variant of Galaxy Note Edge (4G LTE enabled) is also available for unofficial pre-ordering from MobileFun, at £645.

Key hardware aspects:

  • 5.6in Quad+ HD Super AMOLED touchscreen
  • Android 4.4 KitKat operating system; out of the box
  • 2.7GHz quad-core processor
  • 16MP auto focus rear camera, and a 3.7MP front snapper
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion up to 128GB
  • Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, Wi-Fi and USB 2.0 connectivity
  • 3,000 mAh Li-Ion battery

S-Pen optimised features:

  • Air Command
  • Action Memo
  • Screen Write
  • Image Clip
  • Smart Select
  • S Note
  • Photo Note
  • Direct Pen Input

Additional features:

  • S Health 3.5
  • Dynamic Lock Screen
  • Multi Window
  • Ultra Power Saving Mode
  • Edge Screen - Revolving Interaction, Side Controls (Camera, Video, S Note),
    Ticker board, Express me, Quick Tools, Night Clock