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