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A phone with an edge: Samsung Galaxy Note Edge with curved screen is official

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A phone with an edge: Samsung Galaxy Note Edge with curved screen is official

Samsung has just surprised everyone at its IFA 2014 keynote by introducing not one, but two new big things: the Galaxy Note 4 and a previously unseen Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.

The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge stands out with its curved screen (the curve is right around one of the edges). This unique design comes with three main advantages: first, you can save battery life by just looking at your missed notification on the edge of the display, without firing the whole screen; second, you can easily see your social network and other app updates quicker and straight away; and lastly, you have additional level of control over your device with new buttons and other customizable features.

The Galaxy Note is a first of its kind: with a curved edge

The Galaxy Note Edge is also a true phablet, just like the Note 4: it's got a 5.6-inch display with a Quad HD (1440 x 2560) pixel resolution, and an additional 160 pixels for the edge.

Under the hood, the Galaxy Note Edge runs on a Snapdragon 805 quad-core system chip clocked at up to 2.7GHz. This is Qualcomm's latest chip and the Note Edge is one of the first phones to get this snappy chip. All of this runs on Android 4.4 KitKat, of course, with Samsung's own TouchWiz UI on top.

On the back, the Note Edge sports a 16-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization (OIS). This is the main camera, but on the front, you also have a very capable shooter: a 3.7-megapixel cam for selfies with wide f/1.9 aperture and even the option for panorama selfies.

The Note Edge features an S Pen like the Note 4, and in pretty much all aspects, except for the slight difference in screen size and curvature, is the same. The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge did not get an official price, but leaks have pointed out that it'd be slightly more expensive than the Note 4, and release date is expected to be around October.

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posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:31 31

1. doejon (Posts: 357; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


wow man i love it

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:32 12

3. kbreeze415 (Posts: 13; Member since: 21 Jul 2012)


I'm with you on that. Something different. I might have to get it.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:36 15

9. windowsRocks (Posts: 152; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


Curved screen lol that is something Apple is working on Copycat

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 09:03 2

34. kryme (Posts: 141; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


lol thats a good one.... lol

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:37 6

13. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8665; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'm waiting for T-Mobile to post the pre-order page.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:51 10

25. Ashoaib (Posts: 2283; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


thats awesom... this is truelly innovative... truely innovative in technology unlike sapphire, ehich is just a crystal(not a technology).... Samsung you have done a great job, you are always innovative... I hope Note Edge will shut those down who call samsung a copy... hey! I hope no one will say apple invented the curved display, right? or izombies are still there?

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 09:16 3

43. remtothemax (Posts: 235; Member since: 02 May 2012)


everyone copies everyone. and there is nothing wrong with this. but everyone is a copycat.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 12:54 3

61. willard12 (Posts: 820; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


But only one company calls everyone else a copycat.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 09:08 9

39. tiara6918 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Now this is innovation by samsung not crappinnovation that apple keeps on mentioning

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 09:11

40. cncrim (Posts: 518; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


I think the phone will die off just like the Note Round, but I wait to see Samsung can prove me wrong.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 09:22

44. umarmughal (Posts: 14; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)


Water In my mouth.. yummy..

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 11:13

57. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6581; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


This will be my next phone /\/\

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 19:25

74. torr310 (Posts: 392; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Tell me how to install a bumper.

Would it be comfortably to hold?

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:32 19

2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2956; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Nay thanks. This phone is a beast in specs and functionality but design and UI keep turning me off.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:32 1

4. Takeharu (Posts: 64; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


I'm curious how they'll use that extra edge.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 09:01 3

32. hellonerds (Posts: 264; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Notifications as you can see ;)

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 09:02 5

33. hellonerds (Posts: 264; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Shut up and take my money..

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:33 2

5. amiaq (Posts: 480; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


ehem.. ipong, this one copy you too??

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 09:05 3

36. VHMP01 (Posts: 57; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)


iPhone 6: "But, but, but I enter stage in 6 days!"
Security: "Yeah whatever, please all obsolete smartphones stand behind that 'Edge'!"...

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:33 9

6. akki20892 (Posts: 3555; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


How to hold a phone....????

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 12:01

76. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Ask apple. They seem to be experts in that as they keep giving lessons to people.

When u use a samsung.. u use it any way u want.! B)

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:34 5

7. plumix (Posts: 63; Member since: 28 Aug 2014)


my futur phone ! release it now please :)

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:35

8. omii03 (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


not bad

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:36 7

10. AbhiD (Posts: 65; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Give it a look from front and it will look U G L Y !
Extremely disproportionate... One side it's all abt bezels and other side you got a Damm screen

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:53 1

66. GalaxyS5 (Posts: 215; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Life is hard for losers and supporters of low end brick look-alike brands, like yourself sir. ya ya lumia iz battar zan zis

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 12:01

77. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Just like your mom.!

One side its all booty and other side .. a fugly face

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:36 10

11. JD3206 (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Jan 2014)


Drop this thing once.....

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:42

19. DogeShibe (Posts: 737; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Ahahahahaha

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 13:25

64. RandomUsername (Posts: 487; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


Does it have Gorilla Glas?

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:37 1

12. ScottSchneider (Posts: 319; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh... I totally lost my control...

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:38 10

14. iphonerules23 (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Sep 2014)


Well m iphone user this phone will be my first android phone take my money.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:42 8

20. ihavenoname (Posts: 1441; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Somehow I feel that you are not iPhone user...

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:54 3

26. Ashoaib (Posts: 2283; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


can be, I was an iphone user and I ditched it... so he is

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:38 8

15. cleat-glitch (Posts: 99; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


i'm peeing on my self wit excitement

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:43 2

21. DogeShibe (Posts: 737; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Can't hold excitement for a damn phone?
Piss-off ..!!

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:55

67. GalaxyS5 (Posts: 215; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Hurts You?

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:39 5

16. Pattyface (Posts: 360; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Looks awesome. I can't wait for release and price

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:39 6

17. windowsRocks (Posts: 152; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


to be honest curved screen seems new but useless

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 14:56 1

68. GalaxyS5 (Posts: 215; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


lol. the windowsrocks nickname says it all. still better than brick look-alike phones no one buys .. seriously now, this is AMAZING.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 17:19

71. elitewolverine (Posts: 1726; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


uhh he said nothing about windows or android, you seem to be a little hurt that the os no one wants is very capable.

At any rate, for now it does seem useless, unless it can respond to touch, and if it does, how well will it register, holding a phone vs pushing something. And how well will it be in durability. I see way to many cracked screens every day.

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 10:12 2

75. GalaxyS5 (Posts: 215; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


yet no one wants it. weird. co capable and selling at cheaper price tags than androids but still no one buys it. why? ever wondered? hurt? by the 2.5% market share? get a life seriously. If it weren't Microsoft producing it we would not even hear about the os, at 2.5% down from 4% last year who cares? the bunch of old nokia fans? anyways .. I'd like to see how your favorite brand will now COPY Samsung just like they ALL did when Samsung started the NOTE craze. usability? oh waw, this is SAMSUNG not L-Copy or X-Boring, and you know Samsung with usability and features.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:41

18. amiaq (Posts: 480; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


is it metal yet?

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:46 2

22. DogeShibe (Posts: 737; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Nokia rarely uses metal yet looks freaking stunning.
The truth is Samsung is flooding the market so much that no one gives a damn anymore on their design.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:56 1

27. Ashoaib (Posts: 2283; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


dont be jealous bro... its okkkk... chillll

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:59

29. DogeShibe (Posts: 737; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Not being jealous but just look how many galaxy's they have got...its like spamming the mobile market.
Apple releases 2 iPhones a year and almost gets everyone's attention.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 10:07 1

50. johnbftl (Posts: 202; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)


There are different Galaxy lines. The S series, the Note series, the Mini series, the Mega series. The Galaxy moniker refers to any Samsung device that runs on Android. Unlike Apple, Samsung makes devices for everyone. Different designs for different users and incomes. From free phones to phones that are $350 on contract. The only time Apple has low cost phones is when they are 2 years old, are dropped to 8GB, and being phased out.

As far as this phone goes, I think it's an amazing device. It saddens me that it's not coming to Verizon according to the specs page.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 12:46

60. smallcolabear1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Sep 2014)


It's coming alright super excited.!!!!

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 17:20 1

72. elitewolverine (Posts: 1726; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


no Samsung does not make free phones, they make phones that carriers will offer for free with a contract. The idea that it is free is laughable and they have more than made their money back on the device that is 'free'.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 12:59

63. willard12 (Posts: 820; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Spamming? Has Samsung forced you to buy one of their products? It looks like you're chasing after Samsung articles a whole lot more than Samsung is forcing things into your life. Justin Bieber typically releases about 1 album a year and gets the attention of a lot of losers also.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:51

24. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Both are combined in a body, introducing the Pletal.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:50 1

23. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Oh my god, Samsung...why you're attracting me now? Why?

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 09:00

31. DogeShibe (Posts: 737; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


It's just love at first sight...have a brief second look.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 08:57 6

28. marcski07 (Posts: 418; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


they should also make the left side curved. This thing disappoint me a little bit.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 09:00

30. kamran32 (Posts: 23; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)


It took a lot of time while i have seen this years before anyhow it is unique....

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 09:04

35. register (unregistered)


I thought it would be a midrange but its a flagship. Good work.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 09:06

37. hellonerds (Posts: 264; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Dont like the speakers on the back :/ darn it..

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 09:07 1

38. tiara6918 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Apple can kiss their phablet to be released next year goodbye. It's doa

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 09:13

41. D.Lamore (Posts: 194; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


IMMORTAL!!!!!!!

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 09:14 1

42. ishan.heru (Posts: 34; Member since: 31 Aug 2014)


Is this the same company that made the Samsung S5 ( the shame ) or someone else bought the company in the dark and made this Samsung Edge !!

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 10:33

54. Evil_Shadow (Posts: 7; Member since: 03 Sep 2014)


Well Dude, you gotta accept one phrase " Things never remain same. "

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