Aside from announcing the latest iteration of its phablet, Galaxy Note 4, Samsung also officially pulled the wraps off its new Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. While the Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy Note 4 share the same internals, one major feature of the Galaxy Note Edge that differentiates it from the Galaxy Note 4 is its curved display.
The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge has the same metallic design and soft-touch back sans the fake stitching as the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. It also features the same 2.7GHz processor, 16MP rear-facing camera, 3.2MP front-facing camera, heart rate monitor, 3GB of RAM, same software and multi window feature. Unlike the Galaxy Note 4 though, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge comes with a slightly smaller 5.6-inch screen as compared with the Galaxy Note 4′s 5.7-inch screen. But it’s the same Quad HD display with 2560×1440 resolution.
As mentioned, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge has a curved display. Its screen slopes downward, falls off towards the edge and wraps around the side. The screen provides quick access to frequently used apps, alerts, and device functionality, even when the cover is closed. You can see all these with a swipe of a thumb. The phone also lets you read notifications directly on the edge screen even when you’re watching videos.
The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge also runs Android 4.4 KitKat but comes with a smaller 3,000 battery. It will be available in Charcoal Black and and Frost White. It is scheduled for release later this year. Judging by the looks of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, I think my Samsung Galaxy S5 will be saying goodbye pretty soon.