Besides Galaxy Note 4, Samsung has also launched today Galaxy Note Edge phablet. This phablet comes with the curved Edge screen, which provides quick access to frequently used apps, alerts and device functionality – even when the cover is closed – all with the swipe of a thumb. Users can also receive notifications directly on the Edge Screen while watching videos without disturbing their viewing.
The Edge uses Samsung’s flexible-display technology, which came out with much fanfare last year but has seen little use beyond a phone and a fitness device with displays that were slightly curved. While the main screen remains flat like previous phones, the right edge extends and curves until it reaches the back. That creates a side display so information such as weather and time can be seen from the side when the phone is laid on a table – such as a nightstand next to the bed.
The Galaxy Note Edge has almost identIcal features with Galaxy Note 4. The Note Edge also comes with advanced S Pen. The Note Edge has a little bit smaller display of 5.6 inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED (2560 x 1440 + 160 pixels), and is powered by a 2.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor, coupled with 3GB RAM, 32GB/64 GB ROM, with extendable options. Like the Note 4, this phablet will also be available in 4G LTE and 4G LTE Cat. 6 (LTE Advanced) variants.
The Note Edge runs on Android KitKat 4.4 OS and comes with 16 Mega pixel Auto Focus rear camera with Smart OIS and 3.7 Mega pixel front facing camera with f1.9 lens. This phablet is packed with smaller battery of 3000mAh with fast charging and ultra power saving mode features. For connectivity options, it supports WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS / GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth v 4.1, IR LED (Remote Control), USB2.0 and MHL 3.0.
The Note Edge measures 151.3 x 82.4 x 8.3mm, and its weigt is 174 grams.
The Galaxy Note Edge will be available in “Charcoal Black” and “Frost White” in select markets later this year.
(some inputs from AP)