Samsung has launched the Galaxy Note Edge, the company’s first smartphone with a curved edge screen in their homeground Korea. It was announced at IFA last month and packs a 5.6-inch (1440 x 2560 pixels) QHD Super AMOLED display that is curved on the right side that utilizes 160 pixels and gives you access to frequently used apps, alerts and device functionality even when the cover is closed. The Korean variant is powered by a Octa-Core Exynos (1.9GHz Cortex A15 + 1.3GHz Cortex A7) processor. It runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) with new Samsung UI, comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera with Smart OIS and a 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge specifications
- 5.6-inch (1440 x 2560 pixels) Quad HD Super AMOLED display with 160 pixels curved edge
- Octa-Core Exynos (A15 1.9 GHz ＋ A7 1.3 GHz) processor
- 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, expandable up to 64GB with microSD
- Android 4.4 (KitKat)
- 16MP rear camera with LED Flash, OIS and Ultra HD video recording
- 3.7MP front-facing camera, f/1.9 aperture, 120 degree wide angle lens
- 8.3 mm thick and weighs 174 grams
- Infrared LED for smart TV remote
- S Health 3.5, Finger Scanner, UV, Heart Rate Monitoring, SpO2 (Dependent on market)
- 4G LTE-A Cat.6 / 3G HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80) MIMO PCIe , Bluetooth v4.1 LE / ANT+, GPS / GLONASS / Beidou , USB2.0, MHL 3.0
- 3000 mAh Battery
The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge comes in Frost white and Charcoal black colors and is priced at 1,067,000 South Korean Won (US$ 1015 / Rs. 62300 approx.) It would be available from Korean carriers SK Telecom and KT on October 28th and 29th, respectively.