Samsung announced today that its recently unveiled Galaxy Note Edge smartphone will launch first in Japan by the end of this month. Samsung kicked off preorders for the device today through carrier partners KDDI and NTT DoCoMo and said the limited edition Note variant will ship by the end of October. It’s hasn’t yet, however, confirmed availability for other markets. 

Samsung first showed off the device, which includes a curved edge on its right side that can be used to display contextual info independent from the main screen, earlier this year. We went hands-on with the 5.6-inch Note Edge at IFA in September.

While other carriers in the US and UK have hinted they are interested in carrying the device, Samsung hasn’t confirmed availability for carriers outside of Japan. It originally said the Note Edge would launch in select markets in black and white variants. Samsung later said the device would be a limited edition run.

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