Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
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Galaxy Note Edge, showing its curved bezel.
ManufacturerSamsung Electronics
SloganThe Edge Of Brilliance
SeriesGalaxy Note
First released14 November 2014; 4 years ago (2014-11-14)
PredecessorSamsung Galaxy Round
SuccessorSamsung Galaxy Note 5
RelatedSamsung Galaxy Note 4
TypeCapacitive touchscreen smartphone
Form factorSlate, phablet
DimensionsInternational & Korea Variant : 82.4 x 151.3 x 8.3 mm
Japan Variant : 82 x 151 x 8.5 mm
MassInternational & Korea Variant : 174 g
Japan Variant : 177 g
Operating system
System on chipSamsung Exynos 5 Octa 5433 (South Korea version)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 (international version)
CPUQuad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A57 (South Korea version)
2.7 GHz Krait 450 quad-core (international version)
GPUARM Mali T760 GPU (South Korea version)
Adreno 420 (international version)
Memory3 GB LPDDR3
Storage32/64 GB flash memory
Removable storagemicroSDXC up to 128 GB
Battery3000 mAh
Data inputs
Display142 mm (5.6 in) Super AMOLED 524 ppi 2560×1600 16:10 aspect ratio
Rear camera16-megapixel, with autofocus, BSI,2160p (4k) at 30fps(limited to 5 mins), 1440p at 30fps, 1080p at 30/60fps, 720p at 30/60fps, slow motion video recording at 720p at 120fps
Front camera3.7 megapixel, 1440p/1080p/720p video recording
Connectivity
WebsiteOfficial website

The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is an Android phablet produced by Samsung Electronics. Unveiled during a Samsung press conference at IFA Berlin on September 3, 2014 alongside its sister, the Galaxy Note 4, it is distinguished by a display that curves across the right side of the device, which can be used as a sidebar to display application shortcuts, notifications, and other information.

Development and release[edit]

At the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung presented "Youm"—concept prototypes for smartphones that incorporated flexible displays. One prototype had a screen curved along the right edge of the phone, while the other had a screen curved around the bottom of the phone. Samsung explained that the additional "strip" could be used to display additional information alongside apps, such as notifications or a news ticker.[2][3][4]

The Youm concept would surface as part of the Galaxy Note Edge, which was unveiled alongside the Galaxy Note 4 on September 4, 2014.[5] Samsung strategist Justin Denison explained that the company liked to take risks in its products, going on to say that "We're not a company that does one-offs [..] We like to do things big and get behind it."[6]

Specifications[edit]

Hardware and design[edit]

The Galaxy Note Edge is similar in design to the Galaxy Note 4 (which is in turn an evolution of the Galaxy Note 3), with a metallic frame and a plastic leather rear cover. The device features either an Exynos 5 Octa 5433(South Korea Version) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 (International Version) system-on-chip, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 or 64 GB of expandable storage. As with other Galaxy Note series devices, it includes an S Pen stylus which can be used for pen input, drawing, and handwriting. The S Pen had been given a small upgrade with the Note Edge. Similarly to other recent Samsung flagship devices, it also includes a heart rate sensor and fingerprint scanner. The Galaxy Note Edge features a 5.6-inch "Quad HD+" Super AMOLED display, which contains an additional 160 pixel wide column that wraps around the side of the device on a curve.[5][6][7][8] The device includes a 16 megapixel rear camera with a back-illuminated sensor, optical image stabilization, and 4K video recording, and a 3.7 megapixel front-facing camera.[8]

Software[edit]

The Galaxy Note Edge ships with Android 4.4.4 "KitKat" and Samsung's TouchWiz interface and software suite, and is similar to that of the Note 4. The curved edge of the screen is used as a sidebar for various purposes: it can be used to display different panels, including shortcuts to frequent applications, displays of notifications, news, stocks, sports, social networks, playback controls for the music and video players, camera controls, data usage, and minigames. Tools are also available through the panel, including a ruler, stopwatch, timer, voice recorder, and flashlight button. A software development kit is available for developers to code panels; additional panels can be obtained through Galaxy Apps. The "Night Clock" mode allows the edge screen to, during a pre-determined timeframe, display a digital clock while not in use. Due to the nature of AMOLED displays, which render black by not turning on the pixel at all, this mode does not significantly consume battery power, but per software limitations it cannot be active for more than 12 hours at a time.[5][7][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Josh Lowensohn (9 January 2013). "Eyes-on: Samsung's Youm flexible-display tech at CES 2013". CNET. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  3. ^ Matt Warman (10 January 2013). "CES 2013: Samsung flexible phone prototype unveiled". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  4. ^ Dante D'Orazio (9 January 2013). "Samsung shows off flexible AMOLED phone prototype (hands-on)". The Verge. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  5. ^ a b c "The Galaxy Note Edge: Samsung's first smartphone with a bent display". Engadget. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  6. ^ a b "With Galaxy Note Edge, Samsung returns to comfort zone: hardware". CNET. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: The other side". GSM Arena. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Samsung Galaxy Note Edge". GSM Arena. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  9. ^ Jessica Dolcourt (13 November 2014). "Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review". CNET. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 3 January 2015.

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