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 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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78 Comments

1. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

wow man i love it

3. kbreeze415

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

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

9. windowsRocks

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

Curved screen lol that is something Apple is working on Copycat

34. kryme

Posts: 468; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

lol thats a good one.... lol

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

25. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 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?

43. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

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

61. willard12 unregistered

But only one company calls everyone else a copycat.

39. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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

40. cncrim

Posts: 1586; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

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

44. umarmughal

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

Water In my mouth.. yummy..

57. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

This will be my next phone /\/\

74. torr310

Posts: 1645; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Tell me how to install a bumper. Would it be comfortably to hold?

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

4. Takeharu

Posts: 285; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

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

32. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Notifications as you can see ;)

33. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Shut up and take my money..

5. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

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

36. VHMP01

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

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

6. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

76. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 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)

7. plumix

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 28, 2014

my futur phone ! release it now please :)

8. omii03

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

not bad

10. AbhiD

Posts: 720; Member since: Apr 06, 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

66. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 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

77. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Just like your mom.! One side its all booty and other side .. a fugly face

11. JD3206

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 16, 2014

Drop this thing once.....

19. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Ahahahahaha

64. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Does it have Gorilla Glas?

12. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

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

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