Samsung Galaxy Note Edge launches in South Korea
posted by Paul.K / Oct 28, 2014, 7:21 AM
Sammy's homeland is not the first country to receive the Note Edge – earlier this month, pre-orders for the device were open in Japan, and the handset was launched there on October 23rd. Where and when the curved-screen leprechaun of a smartphone will land next remains a mystery, due to Samsung's decision to offer it as a "limited edition concept device", which will probably only see 1 million units sporadically shipped by the end of 2014. The reason for this is the complicated manufacturing process, required to achieve the curved screen, which the device is unique for.
The Samsung Galaxy Edge was announced together with the Note 4 and sports pretty much the same hardware – a powerful Snapdragon 805, with an Adreno 420 GPU, and 3 GB of RAM. The battery of the Edge is slightly smaller – at 3,000 mAh, compared to 3,220 mAh in the Note 4, and the screen is just 0.1" smaller, at 5.6".
Of course, what sets the Note Edge apart from its sibling, and any other smartphone for that matter, is the curved screen, which adds a second, stripe-shaped display where the phone's right bezel is supposed to be. This stripe serves various supplementary functions and you can read more information about it here, in case you missed it.
Are you holding your breath for a Galaxy Note Edge in your area? Or are you just going for the Note 4, instead?
source: Samsung via SamMobile
- 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)
Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013
Absolutely useless feature, having a chunk of the screen at an angle won't really do anything useful. Really can't stand it when a company makes a technology and has no idea what to do with it themselves. They should maybe focus on making a flexible phone that can actively be squeezed or something to make reaching across the screen easier. Instead of just bending a portion of the screen (easily replicated by attaching a thin separate screen) which really serves no new purpose.
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 7:55 AM 2
Harsh, man. You gotta start somewhere. Rome wasn't built in a day.
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 8:06 AM 16
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Yea, but that is because building Rome required planning and effort, not just throwing random designs against the wall and seeing what sticks. Honestly, this is just an attempt to solve a problem that does not exist. There are a thousand better things you can do with a flexible display but the tech isn't there yet.
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 10:01 AM 1
What problem is trying to be solved here exactly? Innovation begins with trying different things. I don't personally see the value in this device & you clearly don't either, but I'm not naive enough to think that other people won't. This device could eventually evolve into something that more people could see as beneficial.
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 10:16 AM 7
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and a "squeezable" phone serves what purpose exactly??
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 8:53 AM 1
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Samsung know some people wil prefe EDGE and its not for everybody thats why the produced 1million unit few people that want it. If you need a flexible display, buy LG G flex or u produce one for yourself because samsung is not ready for that now and if they finally produce flexible screen it will be at a very high cost not $300
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 8:48 AM 0
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Nobody cares, everybody is buying the iPhone 6 there.
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 9:01 AM 1
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I'm more interested to see what type of cases that companies introduce to protect this unique display! I can see something that you'd slide the phone into from the side so as to have the phone slide into the case from the curved edge first. Thoughts?
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 9:38 AM 0
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This is certainly another effort at staying ahead of Apple, not because they get ahead of Apple, but just so they can say "We came up with that first" -Blacksmiths made swords, not many are famous, but the ones who found good use for them, now those get the credit. I still remember the feature that woke the S4 just by waiving your hand on top of the screen. Nice feature, but it has no real application on real life other than look nerdy enough and brag about it to all of your friends before becoming super annoying with it... It's not just inventing things Samsung and all others, but finding real life application. Now Apple is not perfect, but they know this is true, just take a look at their commercials, they're all based on real life scenarios and what their devices do on the commercial is exactly what they do on real life... for the most part, again Apple's not perfect
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 9:41 PM 0
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