Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note Edge with a curved display

It was rumored quite a few times that the Galaxy Note 4 would have a variant with a curved screen, and Samsung has officially announced that variant today alongside its new flagship. Called the Galaxy Note Edge, the device comes with a curved screen on one side of the device, similar to the one we saw on Samsung’s YOUM prototype. The Edge screen is somewhat similar to a smartwatch – basically, it will be a companion display that shows things like notifications and allow access to frequently used apps, with the advantage that you won’t need to move away from whatever it is you’re doing on the main display, and will be able to access it even when the phone’s cover is closed.

It might seem like an over-the-top thing, but the curved screen side does look like it could be pretty useful, mainly for quick access to some functions. Other than the curved screen, the Galaxy Note Edge is mostly similar to the Galaxy Note 4 in terms of hardware. The display is a Quad HD+ (2560×1600 + 190) Super AMOLED unit, though it is a tad smaller at 5.6-inch. The phone is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor clocked at 2.5GHz, and also includes 3 GB of RAM, a 16-megapixel rear camera with Smart OIS, 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera, 32/64 GB of internal storage expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card, and a 3,000 mAh battery with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology.

The Galaxy Note Edge runs on Android 4.4 KitKat, and it will be available in Charcoal Black and Frost White sometime later this year (likely in October, along with the Galaxy Note 4.)


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2 years 7 months ago

Galaxy Note ‘EDGE’ – Bleeds beyond the Bezel.

Don’t think any competitor can beat that at this moment!! :)

2 years 7 months ago

Impressive, when I first read about the Curve version, I though Samsung would scimp on the specs by putting in a 1080p display or over sacrifices, but this looks like it’s a Note with a curve screen.

Nate B.
2 years 7 months ago

Respectable upgrade for sure. I was thinking the Edge was going to be slightly under-spec, but it’s the same exact phone essentially. The smaller battery will still put out the great battery life you expect since it’s two independent screens. The screen is technically smaller on the Edge. I’m now curious to see how Samsung will change the look of L when that is released to the masses, because I still don’t like the look of TouchWiz. It looks better than it did before, but not great. It’s still cluttered. Useful features but in a cluttered finding and unorganized manner. S5 for reference when going into the settings smh. I won’t be surprised if Samsung just add the L animations and call it an L update.

Now I want to see what the next Nexus will be like and decide between the Edge/Note 4 or next Nexus.