Samsung, hot on the heels of announcing the Galaxy Note 4, has also unveiled a slightly more unique version of the device. While we’ve been hearing about Samsung’s upcoming “curved Note” for sometime now, even with renders showcasing what it might look like, Samsung has now made it official.
The Galaxy Note Edge is all about the curved display, which actually seems to offer up a bit of functionality that hardcore smartphone owners might want. With the curved display, owners will be able to interact with notifications, or certain applications with just a swipe of their finger — even if the device’s cover is closed. What’s more, the curved display will also let you see notifications, or interact with them, while a video is playing on the main display, as they’ll be displayed on the curved edge.
Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Note Edge will launch in “Charcoal Black” and “Frost White” in select markets, and will launch on T-Mobile at some point later in the fall. Unfortunately, no exact dates were provided, but it looks like it will launch after the Galaxy Note 4 by some margin.
As far as specifications go for the Galaxy Note Edge, it’s very similar to the Galaxy Note 4:
- 5.6-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display (2560 x 1440 x 160)
- 2.7GHz quad-core processor
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- 16MP camera with Smart OIS; 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera
- 32GB/64GB built-in storage; support for microSD cards (up to 64GB)
- 3GB of RAM
- 3,000mAh Li-ion battery
The Galaxy Note Edge also supports the S Pen, and offers features like the Air Command view, and offers up an all new, enhanced note taking experience.