Samsung today announced the Galaxy Note Edge, which is basically a variant of the Galaxy Note 4. As the name suggests, the Galaxy Note Edge has a two-sided display that bends over the edge and takes up one side, the right-hand edge, of the device with its display.
The display is curbed 160 degrees along the edge, and boasts a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. The display size is 5.6-inches, which is slightly smaller than the 5.7-inch display on the Galaxy Note 4.
Samsung has added software tricks to ensure that accidental touches do not register on the side panel. The edge portion of the display shows Quick Glance information, and includes a number of shortcuts that can wake the screen, switch on the flashlight or even start off a timer.
Once you unlock the phone, the amount of content shown in the edge display only increases. You can even customize it to serve as a Twitter feed ticker. Even to switch between the home screen and app drawer, you can use the edge display.
Samsung will release an API for third-party developers to be able to fully utilize the unique display on the Galaxy Note Edge.
There will be two variants of the Galaxy Note Edge – Snapdragon 805 or Exynos 5433 Octa – same as with the Galaxy Note 4. Both variants will feature 3 GB RAM, a 16 MP OIS rear camera and also an S Pen stylus. Samsung is using a slightly smaller battery, a 3,000 mAh unit, on the Galaxy Note Edge.
No release date has been mentioned as of yet.