Samsung is banking further on the ‘phablet’ category, aka smartphone-tablet, with the addition of the Galaxy Note Edge to their existing line-up of phablets– including the simultaneously announced Galaxy Note 4.

While the Galaxy Note 4 has a 5.7″ screen just like the Note 3, the new Note Edge features a curved 5.6″ screen to provide “quick access to frequently used apps, alerts and device functionality – even when the cover is closed – all with the swipe of a thumb.”

Samsung’s announcements came just days before Apple is expected to announce its rumored line-up of larger smartphones— namely, the ‘iPhone 6L’ and ‘iPhone Air’ with 5.5″ and 4.7″ screens, respectively.

Taking the Galaxy Note experience to the next level, the Note Edge provides users with a new way to access information, engage with their mobile device, and express their personality and tastes. Users can also receive notifications directly on the Edge Screen while watching videos without disturbing their viewing.

Highlights of the Galaxy Note Edge:

  • 5.6 inch (141.9mm) Quad HD+ Super AMOLED (2560 x 1440 + 160) display
  • Leather-like back casing
  • Rear Facing Camera: 16 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with Smart OIS; HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Rear-cam Selfie, Beauty face, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot&More, Dual Camera
  • Front Facing: 3.7 Mega pixel camera with f1.; Selfie, Wide Selfie
  • Next generation S Pen
  • S Health 3.5
  • Edge screen UX : Revolving Interaction, Immersive apps(Camera, Video, S Note),
    Ticker board, Express me, Quick Tools, Night Clock, etc
  • Available in “Charcoal Black” and “Frost White” in select markets through Samsung’s retail channels, e-commerce and carriers later this year

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Product Specifications​​:
Speaker 12Φ Dynamic
Network 2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G (HSPA+ 42Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G (LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps) or 4G(LTE Cat 6 300/50Mbps)
*May differ by country and carrier.
AP 2.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor
Display 5.6 inch (141.9mm) Quad HD+ Super AMOLED (2560 x 1440 + 160)
OS Android 4.4 (KitKat)
Camera Rear Facing: 16 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with Smart OIS
Front Facing: 3.7 Mega pixel camera with f1.9
Rear Facing Camera : HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Rear-cam Selfie,
Beauty face, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot&More, Dual Camera
Front Facing Camera : Selfie, Wide Selfie
Video Codec: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8, Recording & Playback: up to UHD
Audio Codec: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC(*)
(*) Ultra High Quality Audio (~192KHz, 24 bit) support
S Pen
Optimized
Features
Air Command: Action Memo, Screen Write, Image Clip, Smart Select,
S Note, Snap Note, Direct Pen Input
Additional Features Multi Window
Ultra Power Saving Mode
Voice Recorder (Normal Mode, Interview Mode, Meeting Mode, Voice Memo)
Download Booster
S Health 3.5
Dynamic Lock Screen
Briefing
Edge screen UX : Revolving Interaction, Immersive apps(Camera, Video, S Note),
Ticker board, Express me, Quick Tools, Night Clock, etc
Google
Mobile
Services
Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts,
Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music,
Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80) MIMO PCIe
GPS / GLONASS / Beidou
NFC, Bluetooth® v 4.1 (BLE, ANT+)
IR LED (Remote Control), USB2.0, MHL 3.0
Sensor Gesture, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope, RGB, IR-LED
Proximity, Barometer, Hall Sensor, Finger Scanner, UV, Heart Rate Monitoring, SpO2 (Dependent on market)
Memory 32/ 64 GB Internal memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB)
3GB RAM
Dimension 151.3 x 82.4 x 8.3mm, 174g
Battery Standard battery, Li-ion 3,000 mAh, Fast Charging (Adaptive Fast Charging & QC2.0)

* The availability of service may differ by country

* All functionality, features, specifications, and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

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