The new Galaxy Note Edge smartphone by Samsung Electronics Co. (KRX:005930) has some interesting curves. In particular, the right side of its display curves down around the edge of the phone for extended viewing.
The Galaxy Note Edge features interruption-free controls that allow the user to relegate notifications and other functions to the edge screen. This leaves the main part of the screen free for primary functions. When turned off, the edge screen turns into an alarm clock and illuminates at night.
International Business Times got to test out the new device at Samsung’s Unpacked event in New York City on Wednesday. Here’s our footage of the Galaxy Note Edge and its interesting design.
The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge includes a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset and a 5.6-inch QHD (1440x2560) resolution display. This new display technology includes four times the pixels of an HD (720x1280) resolution display and is also much stronger than a Full HD (1080x1920). Its pixel density of over 500 pixels per inch allows for sharper images and brighter colors.
Additional hardware on the Galaxy Note Edge includes 32GB and 64GB internal storage options and 3GB of RAM. The device is compatible with 2.5G, 3G, and 4G LTE networks and also includes the latest Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC and Bluetooth standards as well as several of Samsung’s software features.
These features distinguish the Galaxy Note Edge as a high-end device. Though Samsung has not yet announced price points for the Galaxy Note Edge, consumers should expect it to be expensive. Currently, there are few availability details for the Galaxy Note Edge; however, it will be showcased later this week at various locations, including Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, New York and San Francisco.
Additionally, check out our hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which was also announced on Wednesday.