Samsung says it developed the Galaxy Note Edge because its curved screen can actually bring benefits to users
posted by Florin T. / Oct 28, 2014, 11:58 PM
Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge is undoubtedly a unique smartphone - a device that would’ve been regarded as a wild, futuristic concept just a few years ago. But the Note Edge isn’t just a concept. It’s very much real: you can already buy it if you live in Japan or in South Korea, and you'll also be able to purchase it in the US in the near future, as well as in other markets around the world.
While a mere gimmick, Samsung says that this is, in fact, something that adds benefits to the user experience. The secondary screen - which can function independently from the main 5.6-inch Quad HD display - improves the Note Edge’s multitasking capabilities, allowing users to quickly access customized info (including news, weather, notifications from social networks, and so on). Another advantage: when you’re using a book-style smartphone cover, you can still control many of the Note Edge’s functions via the side display.
Although the curved display is positioned on the right side of the Edge Note, it can be used by both right and left handed people, thanks to a flip-screen function implemented by Samsung.
We’re eagerly waiting to test and review the Galaxy Note Edge ourselves, so check back regularly if you want to read our review!
source: Samsung Tomorrow
- 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)
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Its awkward when you're lefthanded, you have to reach for the physical button on the top. Still not convenient.
posted on Oct 29, 2014, 12:23 AM 1
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and ugly too, if they wanted to implement that, they should have given up the home botton and the samsung logo to make it identical to top and bottom bezel so it seems it still like you're handling a phone normally except for the sensors and front camera that will be on the bottom if u flip it upside down but still it is ok than seeing a phone like a face turned upside down. and if they want finger print sensors, then they should have put it on the back, like other androids with FPS.. option two is, make a note edge 2 with curved on both sides. hard to operate and irrelevant yes, maybe, but i want that kind of phone because it is different and beautiful. :)
posted on Oct 29, 2014, 1:57 AM 0
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The blank space of the bezel around the home button exists on pretty much all smart phones, I like the fact that Samsung continues to utilize it, elegantly in my opinion, with buttons that appear visually only when you need them. It is one of the many reasons Samsung keeps me coming back.
posted on Oct 30, 2014, 12:13 PM 0
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So far, the "edge" display really stands out to me as something that can be quite useful in landscape mode/orientation. I have some app designs now that can use the edge display when the edge is at the bottom. It's a great place to have controls right at one's fingertips. And when the phone is idle sitting on the table or nightstand, that edge is great for notifications and ambient display. There is also a case to be made for having the edge at the top when you want controls or content somewhat out of sight, but easily available, even if you have to reach "over" the active display content. The Galaxy Note Edge is easily my favorite phone of 2014. It's not perfect and doesn't need the mostly gimmick S-Pen, but it opens up possibilities that no other phone does. Kudos to Samsung.
posted on Oct 29, 2014, 1:31 AM 4
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It's just their technical demo. Nothing to do with "benefits" because there isn't any. You can put the same toolbar to typical flat screen.
posted on Oct 29, 2014, 2:30 AM 0
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glass breaks how much will the rounded display cost to replace it? I still think is a gimmick
posted on Oct 29, 2014, 8:47 AM 0
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