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!
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)
|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)|