Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge might be announced today: renders and specs leak hours before unveiling

We’re all looking forward to the big Samsung Unpacked Episode 2 keynote (livestream here) where the company is expected to unveil to the world its newest Galaxy Note 4, but a fresh leak hours before the event kicks off shows renders of not one, but two new forthcoming devices.

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.

In the meantime, an Indian blogger Gaurav Hasabnis has spilled the beans about the Note 4 and Note Edge specs that he allegedly saw and handled. Here is what he mentions:

  • 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.

Thanks for the tip, Leaker and Michel!

Related phones

Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)



1. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Nice.. Youm!!

10. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Looks fake to me but who knows what Sammy is cooking today :)

23. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

I wanna be so hopeful today, so I think the disguised note that PA posted, I have a feeling it is the note edge... :D

26. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

looks pretty damn real to me, but yes it does feel like a wonderful dream.

14. Ashoaib

Posts: 3288; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

curved display will be a nice addition to phone industry and its innovative... only question is how much it will be useful in real life scenarios? lets see

16. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

True it's great to have something like this :)

27. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Agree +1

2. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Galaxy Note Edge looks really unattractive/ugly compared to Note 4.

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013


30. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

You were just proven wrong.

4. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I hope the galaxy edge is real!!!

11. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

I hope too :)

5. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Answer comes in less than 2 hrs..

6. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

If it's true then it will be a new standard for other manufacturers to follow. Samsung created the phablet category and popularized it. This will be the phablet of the year. Congrats Samsung in advance. I'm not trolling or whatsoever, it's my opinion.

8. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I agree.. We need a new form factor, this is it, assuming its real

7. Somyatiwari59

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

Note 4 Launch Live Watch the Live from Berlin here at STJS Gadgets Portal yup Live !!!!! it will be Live from Berlin be the one of the first persons to catch the preview of the mobile search for STJS Gadgets Portal on google you will get it

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

You're just here to promote the site, PhoneArena already posted the livestream article here.

12. Ashoaib

Posts: 3288; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

yes, there is already livestreaming available on PA

13. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Waiting for camera improvements in low light and IP57. Very satisfied Note 3 user here.

15. Ashoaib

Posts: 3288; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

elemental resistance will raise the value of note 4

18. DillWeed

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

Note 3 user here too. I wouldn't recommend to buy it before 4 has been out for few months because rom development takes time and note 3 has excellent roms. Also, you can buy it for half the price in six months.

17. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

I don't see any major advantages of the Galaxy Note Edge like display (curved). But a flexible display, then yes, so that I can fold a tablet and stick it in my pants. But just a slightly curved display is no more useful than a flat display. That's how i feel. I might be wrong. please do en light me if I'm wrong.

19. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Actually a flexible screen has no benefits... The curved is better..imo

20. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

No water proofing. And what the that edge thingy. Another useless like hear rate. Eiwww eiww eiww!!!

21. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I hope Note edge is real. Look awesome!

22. harsha_bonmec

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Talk about 0 bezels.

24. Rizchy

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Youm yummy display :)

25. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Is this leak isn't real then you suck Gaurav Hasabnis

28. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Galaxy reverse should be the name lol!

29. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3108; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

In the first picture it should say "Bro, Do you even note?" XD

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