Samsung Electronics announced the expansion of its flagship Note series. It unveiled Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Samsung Galaxy Note Edge at IFA event on 3rd September at Berlin. Samsung had mentioned a technology twenty months ago; it was a nameless prototype at CES 2013. Then it had seemed like afar thing. Now Samsung’s sloping, curved OLED phone is real: meet the Galaxy Note Edge.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge has a display that bends towards the right side of the screen. Samsung has tried using this to their advantage in various features that this device offers. For example: It has moved notifications to the curved side.
The curved section of the display, which wraps over the phone’s right edge, operates independently from the main area of the phone, giving users a persistent area from which they can launch apps or view information, even while the cover is closed. The curved area also serves as a secondary notification area so you can get notifications there while watching videos.
Going by the specifications, Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is a replica of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 except the screen size. Galaxy Note Edge sports a 5.6 inch screen size with super AMOLED display. It has the same metallic design, a huge improvement on anything Samsung’s done before. It has the same soft-touch back, blissfully without the fake stitching. It has the same 16-megapixel camera, the same heart-rate monitor, the same processor, the same memory, the same software, the same new Multi Window feature, the same everything. It’s an incredibly high-end, incredibly powerful phone. It even has a Quad HD, 2560 x 1440 display like the Note 4.
Look and Feel of Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
It’s on the right side of the phone’s front face that a sharp difference appears between the two models (Note 4 and Note Edge). The screen starts to slope downward, falling off toward the edge and wrapping around the side. It’s as if two screens have been connected to each other at an acute angle, but there’s only one display here. The asymmetry of the phone feels a little odd, like someone chipped part of the right side off by accident, but it doesn’t really hurt the aesthetic appeal of the phone. There is no compromise it the grip it offers.
Price is not confirmed as yet. This device is set to hit store shelves by late October 2014. Carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint are already working on various offers and term plans to entice customers.