The picture on the right shows Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge, and while we’ve heard about the Note 4, the Note Edge is the real surprise here. With a curved display that flows to the sides of the device, it’s a brand new form factor. We’ve seen teasers and concepts for such a gadget for a long time - Samsung itself showed its Youm ‘three-sided’ foldable display that’s likely in use here.
In the Galaxy Note Edge, the side of the smartphone previously reserved for physical buttons, is now occupied with a usable touchscreen: the picture here shows how the side displays basic information about the time, battery status, signal level, but also shows missed notifications. This could be a nice way to quickly check what’s new on your phone without actually unlocking it.
- 5.7" Quad HD (1440 x 2560-pixel) Super AMOLED display on both Note 4 and Note Edge
- Addition 160 pixels on the side for the Note Edge
- Snapdragon 805 system chip with quad-core, 2.7GHz processor
- Full metal frame for Galaxy Note 4
- Note 4 dimensions: 153mm tall, 78mm wide, 8.5mm thick
- 16-megapixel OIS camera with Sony sensor on both Note 4 and Note Edge
- No IP certification (not water or dust resistant)
- Global release for Note 4 and Note Edge
- Note 4 to have heart-rate sensor, 3 mics
- Rapid charger battery technology, 3220mAh battery
Is the Galaxy Note Edge really coming, though, or is it just a faked render to stir things up before the real event? We’ll know in just a couple of hours - stay tuned for our liveblog from IFA 2014 Berlin.