Get Your Samsung Galaxy Note Edge on November 14th!

One of the coolest new devices I saw while at IFA was undoubtedly the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. It had a beveled edge on the right side of the main screen which displayed received messages, email, calendar, and other notifications. The Note Edge takes the best qualities of the new Galaxy Note 4, but adds an extra wow feature!

Gear Diary Samsung Galaxy Note Edge-009

The beveled screen will display scrollable messages, “extending the screen with room to do and see more. The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge screen gives access to email, Internet, apps, notifications, news and more without interrupting the content on the main screen.” Users will be able to customize the “scrollable Edge menu panel with their favorite apps for quick access; the apps are always available, from any screen.” There’s also a ‘night clock mode’ which displays the time, alarm, and weather; it is supposed to be easily viewable when the Galaxy Note Edge is placed bedside.

Just like the Galaxy 4, the Galaxy Note Edge will have:

  • A 16 MP rear-facing camera with 8x digital zoom and Optical Image Stabilization for decreased photo blurriness, and a 3.7 megapixel front facing camera with a wide angle lens that captures more friends and fun in the frame.
  • The S Pen™ is more precise than ever before and handwriting is more natural when interacting with the phone. With mouse-like functionality you can cut and paste, drag and drop, and do more than before.
  • Samsung’s unique Multi Window™1 feature allows consumers to interact with multiple apps simultaneously. Users can resize windows and seamlessly drag and drop content between apps for added convenience and enhanced productivity.
  • The fastest charging available on a Samsung phone and power-saving solutions. Adaptive Fast Charging2 can charge a battery up to 50% in about 30 minutes for added power in a hurry. Ultra Power Saving Mode increases standby time up to 24 hours on only 10% of battery life, offering more battery power when users need it most.

The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge will be available starting on November 14th at AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint; so far Sprint is the only company that has sent us expected pricing, which will be $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $35. Full price will be $840; excluding taxes. THe Note Edge will come in either charcoal black or frost white.

I’m intrigued and tempted … how about you? =)

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Product Specifications:

 

Processor  2.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor
Display  5.6 inch (141.9mm) Quad HD Super AMOLED (2560 x 1440 + 160)
OS  Android™ 4.4 (KitKat)
Camera Rear Facing: 16 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with Smart OIS
Front Facing: 3.7 Mega pixel camera with f1.9
Rear Facing Camera : HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Rear-cam Selfie, Beauty face, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot & More, Dual Camera
Front Facing Camera : Selfie, Wide Selfie
Video Codec: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1,WMV7,WMV8, Sorenson Spark,MP43,VP8, Recording & Playback: up toUHD 
Audio Codec: MP3, AAC/AAC/eAAC, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC
Ultra High Quality Audio (~192KHz, 24 bit) support
S Pen Optimized Features Air Command: Action Memo, Screen Write, Image Clip, Smart Select,
S Note, Photo Note, Direct Pen Input
Additional Features Multi Window
Ultra Power Saving Mode
Voice Recorder (Normal Mode, Interview Mode, Meeting Mode, Voice Memo)
S Health™4 3.5
Dynamic Lock Screen
Edge screen: Revolving Interaction, Side Controls (Camera, Video, S Note),
Ticker board, Express me, Quick Tools, Night Clock, etc
Google Mobile Services Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube 
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO
GPS / GLONASS
NFC, Bluetooth® v 4.1 (BLE, ANT+)
IR LED (Remote Control), USB2.0, MHL 3.0
Sensor Gesture, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope, RGB, IR-LED
Proximity, Barometer, Hall Sensor, Finger Scanner, UV, Heart Rate Monitoring,SpO2 (Dependent on market)
Memory 32 GB Internal memory5microSD slot (up to 128GB)
3GB RAM

 

Dimension 151.3 x 82.4 x 8.3mm,174g 
Battery Standard battery, Li-ion 3,000 mAh, Fast Charging (Adaptive Fast Charging & QC2.0)


About the Author

Judie Lipsett Stanford
I've had a fascination with all types of gadgets and gizmos since I was a child, beginning with the toy robot that my grandmother gave my brother - which I promptly "relieved him of" in 1973. I'm a self-professed gadget magpie. I can't tell you how everything works, but I'm known world-wide for using a product until I have a full understanding of what it does, what its limitations are, and if it excels in any given area — or not.