Quad HD on a curved display, Snapdragon 805 and 3GB RAM: Meet the Galaxy Note Edge


After much ado, Samsung’s ‘folded’ display phone is finally out. The Galaxy Note Edge as it is known as, came to life alongside the Galaxy Note 4 that was being anticipated since long.

The Quad HD display is easily what the owners of the Galaxy Note Edge will speak most about in the coming months. It ‘bends’ or ‘folds’ to the right, apparently to allow easier operation using your thumb. Taking the functionality a notch higher is the ability of this 160 pixel zone to work even when the cover on the phone in closed, to give users access to the most frequently used apps.

The other aspect of the Galaxy Note Edge that demands attention is the SoC. It comes with a 2.7GHZ Snapdragon 805 CPU along with 3GB of RAM to make for quite a beast, like almost all Samsung Galaxy Note devices have been; a bit ahead of their time. You can take a look at the complete specs set below.

Samsung-Galaxy-Note-EdgeSpecifications

  • 5.6-inch Quad HD display with a 160 pixel curved edge
  • 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 CPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB/64GB expandable via microSD
  • 16 mega-pixel rear camera with OIS
  • 3.7 mega-pixel front camera
  • IR blaster
  • Android v4.4 KitKat
  • 3000mAh battery
  • 4G LTE

There’s no word on pricing as yet, but we do know that the phablet will be available in Charcoal Black and Frost White towards the end of this year.

Does the Note Edge have an edge over the Note 4 for you?

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40 Comments

  1. mf1gt3r
    September 3, 2014

    Obviously expensive. Nice phones though.

  2. David
    September 3, 2014

    I tip on $899

    • Jay
      September 3, 2014

      Get the OnePlus One (if you can get over their invite system!) 馃檪

      Though living on SD 801, it’s worth the money all the way to the last dollar!

  3. Brian Jackson
    September 3, 2014

    Might just pip the Iphone 6???

  4. Airyl
    September 3, 2014

    Battery is a slight let down. Aside from that, it’s probably the most innovative product Samsung’s released in years.

    • AHappyKoalaBear
      September 4, 2014

      yes because you already stresstested the device, FACEPALM

      • Airyl
        September 4, 2014

        No, I haven’t. It’s still nice to see Samsung, one if the most repetitive and uncreative brands next to Apple, try to change things up a bit. While it may not be my cup of tea, I can see instances where it could be useful. You don’t need to facepalm my opinion.

  5. oc
    September 3, 2014

    Samsung is lost…

    What a stupid concept.

    They have a useless technology and don’t know where to apply it.

    And here you have the result of this junk philosophy.

    • AHappyKoalaBear
      September 4, 2014

      that’s the same thing we said about the first Galaxy Note…

  6. September 3, 2014

    The first impression is .. it’s not symmetric. And after read many reviews, I had a feel that it seems good and can be tried if have enough money. But, though be affected by media & the money Samsung invested to advertisement, I must say that this phone is a rubbish. Many people include me get the first impression that this phone is not symmetric enough. And then what the ONE curved size can do ? Will those one-side-curved phones receive enough software updates and useful softwares in the future, or they are just beta, just like Galaxy Round to investigate the response from crowd ? If it’s the second case, I will wait until a real useful curved phone appear.

  7. Abir
    September 3, 2014

    Innovation for the heck of, does benefit anyone. Even the tech bloggers who got an hands on were already complaining, how difficult it felt to use.

  8. iKosh
    September 3, 2014

    I can’t believe they launched a smartphone before goophone could make a clone of it.

    • September 3, 2014

      LOL 馃榾

    • Airyl
      September 4, 2014

      I imagine the Goophone CEOs are sitting down in a dark room somewhere shaking their heads and saying the same thing.

  9. mf1gt3r
    September 3, 2014

    Obviously expensive. Nice phones though.

  10. Guest
    September 3, 2014

    I tip on $899

    • Guest
      September 3, 2014

      Get the OnePlus One (if you can get over their invite system!) 馃檪

      Though living on SD 801, it’s worth the money all the way to the last dollar!

  11. Guest
    September 3, 2014

    Might just pip the Iphone 6???

  12. Airyl
    September 3, 2014

    Battery is a slight let down. Aside from that, it’s probably the most innovative product Samsung’s released in years.

    • AHappyKoalaBear
      September 4, 2014

      yes because you already stresstested the device, FACEPALM

    • Airyl
      September 4, 2014

      No, I haven’t. It’s still nice to see Samsung, one if the most repetitive and uncreative brands next to Apple, try to change things up a bit. While it may not be my cup of tea, I can see instances where it could be useful. You don’t need to facepalm my opinion.

  13. Guest
    September 3, 2014

    Samsung is lost…

    What a stupid concept.

    They have a useless technology and don’t know where to apply it.

    And here you have the result of this junk philosophy.

    • AHappyKoalaBear
      September 4, 2014

      that’s the same thing we said about the first Galaxy Note…

  14. Nam Tu
    September 3, 2014

    The first impression is .. it’s not symmetric. And after read many reviews, I had a feel that it seems good and can be tried if have enough money. But, though be affected by media & the money Samsung invested to advertisement, I must say that this phone is a rubbish. Many people include me get the first impression that this phone is not symmetric enough. And then what the ONE curved size can do ? Will those one-side-curved phones receive enough software updates and useful softwares in the future, or they are just beta, just like Galaxy Round to investigate the response from crowd ? If it’s the second case, I will wait until a real useful curved phone appear.

  15. Abir
    September 3, 2014

    Innovation for the heck of, does benefit anyone. Even the tech bloggers who got an hands on were already complaining, how difficult it felt to use.

  16. ufg
    September 3, 2014

    I thought they would’ve used this tech as a way of reducing screen bezels! We could’ve had a huge screen folded around the edges and filling nearly the whole front. But nope, samsung uses it for notifications and shit.
    Also, I’m not convinced the 805 is really enough of a boost over the 801 to beat the 6595 and Huawei’s Kirin 920路 Maybe in the gpu it might have a tiny edge, but other than that it appears to be a 0路2 ghz overclock of the 801路

    • Airyl
      September 4, 2014

      That would be pretty impossible to use though. How would you hold the phone without accidentally touching anything? Side drops would be your greatest fear. Cases wouldn’t be able to protect the sides because the sides are covered in screen. It’s a nice concept, and it’s fun think about, but it’s just a tad bit too uncomfortable to actually use. It’s possible they’ll fix the problem in the future though, so don’t lose hope.

      • ufg
        September 4, 2014

        What if they only rolled the LCD/AMOLED over the sides and not the capacitive layer?

        • Airyl
          September 5, 2014

          Then there would be no use for it aside from collecting fingerprints, being fragile and looking pretty. In other words, change for the sake of change.

          • ufg
            September 6, 2014

            Yeah, well the idea is that it looks pretty, that’s all. They could probably even just roll the tiniest bit of screen over the sides and cover it with a thin sheet of metal instead of glass for not much extra cost.

  17. iKosh
    September 3, 2014

    I can’t believe they launched a smartphone before goophone could make a clone of it.

    • Yash Garg
      September 3, 2014

      LOL 馃榾

    • Airyl
      September 4, 2014

      I imagine the Goophone CEOs are sitting down in a dark room somewhere shaking their heads and saying the same thing.

  18. ufg
    September 3, 2014

    I thought they would’ve used this tech as a way of reducing screen bezels! We could’ve had a huge screen folded around the edges and filling nearly the whole front. But nope, samsung uses it for notifications and shit.
    Also, I’m not convinced the 805 is really enough of a boost over the 801 to beat the 6595 and Huawei’s Kirin 920路 Maybe in the gpu it might have a tiny edge, but other than that it appears to be a 0路2 ghz overclock of the 801路

    • Airyl
      September 4, 2014

      That would be pretty impossible to use though. How would you hold the phone without accidentally touching anything? Side drops would be your greatest fear. Cases wouldn’t be able to protect the sides because the sides are covered in screen. It’s a nice concept, and it’s fun think about, but it’s just a tad bit too uncomfortable to actually use. It’s possible they’ll fix the problem in the future though, so don’t lose hope.

    • ufg
      September 5, 2014

      What if they only rolled the LCD/AMOLED over the sides and not the capacitive layer?

    • Airyl
      September 5, 2014

      Then there would be no use for it aside from collecting fingerprints, being fragile and looking pretty. In other words, change for the sake of change.

    • ufg
      September 6, 2014

      Yeah, well the idea is that it looks pretty, that’s all. They could probably even just roll the tiniest bit of screen over the sides and cover it with a thin sheet of metal instead of glass for not much extra cost.

  19. goerwa
    September 5, 2014

    Why China doesn’t make clones

  20. Guest
    September 5, 2014

    Why China doesn’t make clones