Samsung talks the Note 4 and Note Edge design, explains why it ditched the stitch

Have you wondered why in the Note 4 Samsung got rid of the faux leather back cover that debuted just the previous Note generation? Or why the Note Edge display curve is on the right side? Well, Samsung's got answers for you on its official blog.

It turns out that the Note 4 "ditched the stitch," as Samsung elegantly puts it, because it had to exude edgy and modern, and at the same time warm feeling, prompted by the S Pen's handwriting abilities, hence the classy metal frame, but a soft-touch back cover. 

As for the Note Edge's right-handed curve, Samsung clarified that it chose this side, because that's how people usually flip the pages of a book, and it wanted the flexible display of the Edge to feel in a similar way. Not only that, but the Revolving UX of the Edge has been inspired by revolving doors, which is how users should feel when they flip through content on the innovative handset.

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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)
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)



1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I like the look of the Note 4's back. It's clean and modern...

2. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

note 3 has better rear design

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Note 3's camera assembly looks pretty cheap IMO...

5. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

That's what I always thought

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5692; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Samsung still need to get rid of the camera bump I like how Sony, LG, HTC, Moto dont have camera bumps now And Samsung should move the speaker(s) to the front, like HTC and Moto

16. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Am i the only one that noticed that almost every single Galaxy since the Galaxy S has the same earpiece, from the Galaxy Young to the Galaxy Note 4 the same uninspired looking earpiece.

17. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I am with you regarding the camera bump, it's time for it to go. As for the speakers, i think they must be moved to the front on the S series but not on the Note series, that will affect the compactness of an already big phablet.

19. Duke19

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

I actually prefer the camera bump and a thinner phone to the thicker xperias or the curved back of the moto phones. With a case on the phone, only a cutout for the camera is needed to have a flat back, allowing for a thinner profile. Though without a case, I do wish the bump did have an additional lip around the glass to prevent scratching. Completely agree on the speaker though - odd having it on the back.

12. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

at first i think it's pretty decent, but compared to Note 4 i realized the stitched back pattern wasn't necessary. Still love Note 3 design cus stereo speaker placement is way better.

14. jcdz89

Posts: 78; Member since: Mar 01, 2013

Back facing speakers really a disappointment. .

4. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

Note 3's rear back is better than note 4. But Note 4's metal frame is more catchy than note 3's design

6. f35hunter

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

I like the note4 very much but i wish it was water and dust proof

9. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That would be pretty tough with the S-Pen port.

8. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

They only thing that i dislike about Samsung is the touchwiz and the long wait for updates. I stick to nexus instead.

10. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

long wait for updates? I think samsung is among those OEMs who are bring updates from long time... few years before htc, sony, lg etc didnt even knew it what updates are

15. KParks23

Posts: 725; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Actually before the samsung fascinate samsung was reguarded the worst in the business with updated and many things but after the s1 yhey have been pretty good htc and moto has always been decent with updates also.

11. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

white note 4 is pretty elegant, black note 4 is not jet black . It is like a char coal color which is not pleasing to my eyes... I like black black

13. iamoa unregistered

note 4's back is perfect except the ugly heart rate monitor. really hate that. ruins the whole look of the elegant back. :x

18. twens

Posts: 1175; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Nothing can be perfectly made for the mass since everyone has got their opinion on how they want something to look. For me, the note is a classy looking device. It's not shinny like the iPhone but it's a got a classy business type of look.

20. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Love how Samsung puts some thought into designing their phones. Loving the metal sides of the Note 4. But Note 3 back with stitching doesn't look too bad either, but a bit sophisticated.

21. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Asian books turns the other way hmmmm...

22. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

HAHAHA. Japanese books. XD

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