Samsung releases an infographic to explain Galaxy Note's unique features

Samsung releases an infographic to explain Galaxy Note's unique features
This year, Samsung delighted fans, tech-heads, and powerusers by announcing not one, but two Galaxy Note devices. The first was the expected Note 4 – the successor to last year's highly regarded Note 3 phablet, and the second was the Galaxy Note Edge – an innovative device that has its screen curved to the side, covering the right hand of the phone with a display, instead of a bezel (dubbed Edge screen).

Now, the company did spend some time at the IFA presentation to talk about the Edge screen's functionality, and there has been a fair amount of coverage from tech media around, but still, today, Samsung decided to keep the fire going by releasing an infographic that details most of the curved display's uses.

So, even though the Edge screen is seamlessly connected to the phone's main display, it seems it will act as a separate control input unit at all times. This would allow the user to place their most oft used apps and functions on it and have access to them no matter what they are viewing on the main screen.

The Edge screen will also function as a notification bar, allowing one to receive and read texts / emails / tweets / sports scores / answer or decline calls, without interrupting whatever they are doing on the device. The bezel-replacing display is completely personalizable, with one's own choice of background and even the ability to write something on it with the S Pen.

Lastly on the Edge screen, the infographic talks about a “Quick tools” option, which allows one access to a ruler, stop watch, timer, flashlight, and voice recorder – all these tools will be active on the Edge screen only, allowing one to multi-task, while using them.

According to the graphic, the device will be available in two colors - “Frost White” and “Charcoal Black”. Unfortunately for the many powerusers out there who crave to get their hands on the futuristic phablet, Samsung has announced that the Note Edge is a “limited edition concept device” and it has been speculated that it will only ship 1 million units in 2014. It may not even reach the western markets by 2015 and its price tag is expected to be quite hefty.

If you want to see the Edge screen in action, you can check our in-depth video hands-on with the device here.


source: Samsung Blog

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  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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22 Comments

1. g2a5b0e unregistered

The Note Edge is a cool looking device, but the smaller battery coupled with the fact that I just don't think the edge screen will enhance the experience for me (the key words in there are "for me") very much, means I'm going with the Note 4. October 17th can't come soon enough.

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Good decision.

3. nothingmuch

Posts: 201; Member since: May 03, 2013

2nd that ; )

13. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

WHATTTTT????? How could you? That's a travesty. Nah man, jk. The Note Edge needs more time. Next year the Note Edge should offer more & be even more unique! +1

4. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

The note edge is very interesting and I'd give it a try if it were available alongside the note 4 this October. Still I congratulate Sammy for a device that shows promise. When devs work on this it might introduce a whole new direction in how we interact with our smartphones.

5. android_hitman unregistered

check out this sh-it... sammy I am pretty sure we will go on separate ways. Samsung issues statement about the Galaxy Note 4 gap "The reported issue does not impact the functionality or quality of the Galaxy Note 4. We assure our customers that all Galaxy Note 4 units meet our strict manufacturing and quality control standards," reads Samsung's statement sent to Trusted Reviews.

6. Sealblaighter

Posts: 432; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

The Note Edge is a real innovation, and I am sure in the future we will see similar devices from other brands. Good job Samsung.

22. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

@sealblaighter Oppo (rotating camera) and Samsung = Innovation.

7. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Innovation *

16. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

I want that middle finger option to facebook.

8. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

Snowyden lmao

9. wilsong17 unregistered

I'm getting both because I'm cool like that

10. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Yay! Another obvious Samsung commercial!

17. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I disagree, the Note Edge happens to be one of the most, if not most interesting mobile device to come out this year with very little coverage given to it compared to the new IPhones/Nexus's/Xperia's and even BB Passport. If anything, Samsung needs to have more of these niche devices rather than the ton of mid range crap they sell, the only range that excites me anymore are the Note series. The Note 4 is already the flagship beyond the S and Alpha, the Edge I see it is a Note 4 Prime with added functionality of the curved edged screen on top of all the S-Pen features from the Note 4 bar the smaller screen and battery.

20. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Yay! Another obvious Samsung-paid user!

11. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

BS. Buy the regular Note instead of this half baked phone.

12. g2a5b0e unregistered

Half-baked? Really? I prefer the Note 4 myself, but the Note Edge will be one of the most capable devices on the market. Your comment is ridiculous.

14. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

it's kinda weird but great if I must say :)

15. derivativex

Posts: 176; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

If it will be available in the middle east this will be for me if not then the note 4 at least it has gear vr compatibility

18. Blazers

Posts: 770; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

There's a good chance that we won't see it until late this year or early next year. Samsung has been very vague about its release, but made sure to let us know it will be a limited release in limited countries.

19. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Excellent phone. I would get this, Note 4, G Flex and G Pro 2.

21. xeonfire

Posts: 94; Member since: Feb 15, 2014

I would most probably go for the note 4, as it has all the features i need for work and for consuming media... I have looked at both note 3 and Alpha....if there's a gap, its not noticeable, or it doesn't affect all the current devices with metal frames...in fact, it seems the z2 also have a very tiny tiny gap...

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