IFA 2014: Samsung Unveils Galaxy Note Edge With Curved Display
Samsung has been very busy in preparing a bunch of gadgets for release at this year’s IFA exposition. The manufacturer revealed the long-rumored Samsung Galaxy Note 4, along with other interesting yet compelling devices. The company managed to surprise the public with a brand new Galaxy Edge, a bold new Smartphone with a curved screen.
The Korean manufacturer used the tech conference to proudly announce the new device, the screen of which curves across one part or edge, providing enough space for notifications and custom controls.
The curved edge is designed to save space from the main screen, allowing users to keep in touch with incoming messages and notifications. Basically, it works as a smaller display that can be activated independently of the primary display. This new screen was described during the conference by Samsung’s David Park as working like a ticker, with notifications and news scrolling along it.
Galaxy Note Edge has a slightly smaller screen at 5.6 inches with 2,560 x 1,440-pixel resolution, compared to Note 4’s 5.7-inch display. Along with the 160-pixel curved portion, it should provide enough room for users to initiate various actions while the edge will deal with incoming notifications.
Regarding its specs, it seems like the Galaxy Edge will be powered by a 2.7 GHz Snapdragon Qual-core processor, or 1.9 GHz Snapdragon Octa-core processor depending on its location. The processor will work pretty closely with the 3 GB of RAM storage. The curved device, like its companion, the well-awaited Note 4, will come with 32 GB or 64 GB options for the internal storage, but with the possibility to hold a microSD card.
The high-end Smartphone also comes with a 3000 mAh battery fitted inside. Camera feature was definitely a big surprise for the crowd in Berlin. Galaxy Edge with curved display will have a 16 MP rear camera with Smart OIS and 3.7 ft. 9 front camera. As expected, out of the box, the device will be running Android 4.4 KitKat.
The Curved Smartphone is expected to become available later this year, though pricing and full carrier availability has yet to be revealed. All four major US carriers have confirmed they will carry the Note Edge.