The Galaxy Note Edge features a 5.6″ QHD+ screen. This “Edge screen” is subtly curved outwards but connected with the main screen – in fact, they are one piece in terms of hardware, though the software handles them separately for added functionality. This includes everything from the S Pen stylus to the heart rate and SpO2 sensors.
5.6″ 16M-color QHD+ Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with curved Gorilla Glass 3
Curved Edge display for extra content, features
Android OS v4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz UI
Quad-core 2.7GHz Krait 450 CPU, Adreno 420 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset
3GB of RAM
16MP OIS camera with 2160p video recording @ 30fps, 1080p @ 60fps, 720p @ 120fps
3.7MP front-facing camera, 1440p video recording
â€˘ 32/64GB of built-in storage; microSD card slot
S Pen stylus
Enhanced Multi-window multitasking support
Fingerprint scanner with PayPal support and private mode access
LTE Cat. 6 (300Mbps), Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, GPS/GLONASS/Beidu receiver, Bluetooth v4.1+LE, ANT+, NFC
IR port for remote control functionality
Standard 3.5mm audio jack
Accelerometer and proximity sensor
Heart-rate monitor, SpO2 sensor
Active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic
No enhanced resistance to liquids or dust
Wireless charging support only enabled by an optional back cover
The Edge screen is used by the TouchWiz software to display at-a-glance info and offer various shortcuts. You can flip between multiple panels with a swipe and they offer a new multitasking experience on Android. The Edge screen boosts the user experience in compatible apps too: being on the side it can act as side-mounted buttons, like a shutter key for the camera or playback controls for the video player. This leaves the main screen fully dedicated to displaying content.
The Samsung Galaxy Edge is a new bomb to experiment, a lot of its features make sense. So for now stick to examine the Galaxy Note Edge in the present.