Patent application from last November paved the way for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Patent application from last November paved the way for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
Does the image of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge look familiar to you? That could be because back in November, we told you about a patent application filed by Samsung with the USPTO. The title of the application was "Method and apparatus for operating functions of portable terminal having bended display" and covered a wrap-around screen quite similar to the one seen on the Galaxy Note Edge.

In fact, at the time, we noted that the images that Samsung included with the patent application showed that the extra space would be used for "virtual buttons and faders which could keep all physical buttons and controls off of the phone." Those images look strikingly close to the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, introduced by the manufacturer this morning.

Check out the slideshow below for a comparison between the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, and the illustration that the company included in its patent application.

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Galaxy Note Edge
  • Display 5.6" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)



1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

5. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

too bad apple can't make that possible without samsung hehehe :)

6. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

now you will say that apple invented the curved displays?

8. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

As usual, Apple patenting the work of others.

9. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

May be you'll have it on the iphone 10.

10. Nkolsen

Posts: 60; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Difference between samsung and apple is that samsung actually can build and produce their patents, while apple patents every crazy idea they get without any idea about how to do it.

2. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

^^ looks like samsung has the EDGE on this one first:P

3. julian6.0

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

Looks unreal man. Sick and yes i agree samsung does have the EDGE on this. They cant say s**t about this no one can. Go samsung.

4. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Another first for Samsung, welcome back Samsung

7. janno

Posts: 144; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

No sht Phonearena. Gosh, you guys are geniuses. Who else could've seen this coming ... except EVERYBODY IN THE EFFING WORLD! Have you forgotten Samsung ACTUALLY DEMOED this phone 2 years ago at CES? You and your "look at us, we're so smart for spotting Samsung is going to make a bended display phone last fall!"

11. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I'm surprised how well they managed to implement this two sided display. Really nice.

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