Samsung Note series that introduced phablets to the world is out with another interesting innovation with the latest Galaxy Note Edge. It is all things Note 4 has but also comes with an additional curved screen. A beautiful curved display on the side of the screen is something exciting that users will like. The curved display is not just additional 160 rows of pixels, but it is useful for checking notifications and display crispy bits of info in the form of icons.
The UI is kept minimal and simpler. The edge limits to seven edges on the side. You can keep your favorite apps on the right side and make use of this edge. Other uses include widgets, converting it into a centimeter ruler and even set up a night clock that displays time on the edge and lights up as well.
The only hardware change between Note 4 and Edge is the battery. The size of the battery is smaller in Note Edge. The 3000 mAh battery of Galaxy Note Edge can run up to 10 hours. The curved screen comes at a price, that is oddly $200 more than Galaxy Note 4’s price.
But this innovation by Samsung is a good news for right handed users only. The curved portion of the display is not useful for left handed users as the one sided design is more right hand centric. Even if the left handed people flip the phone it will result in a flipped screen, but the physical buttons remain the same way. When compared both devices with left handed users, it has been found that Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is far more comfortable than Edge.
Technology is breaking all kinds of barriers to innovation, adding new things in the world every day. It is so cool to see companies, especially tech giants working hard in R&D sector and making concept gadgets a reality. Practical solutions mean that anyone can use it and it benefits everyone.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is powered by a 2.7GHz Quad-Core processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 805/Exynos 5433) with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a MicroSD slot. It features a 16MP primary camera (3456 x 4608 pixels with OIS) and 3.7MP secondary camera. The device will also come with a 1.9GHz octa-core processor in some markets and will be powered by the latest Android 4.4 KitKat.
Other key specifications are, as we said already, a 5.6-inch Super AMOLED display with an incredible resolution of 1600×2560 pixels with the density of 526ppi, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, Adreno 420 GPU for Snapdragon version and Mali-T760 GPU for Exynos version, and a 3,000mAh battery.
Check the complete review of Samsung Galaxy Note Edge by Engadget.