Samsung says it developed the Galaxy Note Edge because its curved screen can actually bring benefits to users


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 some may see the curved screen of the Edge as 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

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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)

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23 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Being different is a good thing. You won't know till you try.

2. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

It's epic.

22. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

It's Innovative

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Its awkward when you're lefthanded, you have to reach for the physical button on the top. Still not convenient.

7. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I'm left handed and I often use phone with right hand so it's not that bad.

9. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

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. :)

23. Univice

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

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.

21. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

There are on screen keys if needed I.e no need to use the physical keys

4. simpleas

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 30, 2014

Only reason I didn't get this is cause I want the Gear VR!

5. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

I think this experiment might prove a good one for Samsung. A new form factor for mobile devices can only be a good thing.

6. Billajr

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

Waiting and waiting for this.

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

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.

10. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

If I didn't hate phablets, I would get this over the Note 4 and Nexus 6. It's just sexy.

11. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

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.

20. MEeee

Posts: 425; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

How do you put a 1/2" strip notifications/feeds on the right/left side of the screen?

12. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

I'm concern about the impact on the screen if it accidentally drop especially on the right side.

13. frickbot

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 15, 2014

Sorry left handed people... Also they better make a Sapphire screen version because good luck getting a decent screen protector on that.

14. walkman800

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

How can we, customers, enjoy those benefits when you make it so expensive and with limited availability?

15. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

nice Nice NICE NICEEE! I want to try this phone so badly, looks amazing and this concept is just astounding~ can't wait to see the newer generations of this concept.

16. KENNE

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

i dont really fansy curve . Prefers "ericson r638lx"

17. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 206; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

I think Lollipop will take care of most of what the Edge does. The Edge was conceived before Lollipop.

18. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

glass breaks how much will the rounded display cost to replace it? I still think is a gimmick

19. MEeee

Posts: 425; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Soon others will follow just like with phablets. I'm getting this when it comes out to replace my Note 3.

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