Lets take a first look at the Galaxy Note Edge. With Samsung showing off its curved displays recently, they've now applied it to a Smartphone. It's a very interesting concept, the right edge of the screen wraps around the device, giving an extra strip of screen along the edge. This can be used for a multitude of things, from Email/SMS notifications to multimedia control and some application shortcuts. Samsung is also releasing a SDK for developers, this could prove to be a very sensible move, as at present 3rd party apps will not be able to make use of the extra screen real estate. Really looking forward to what our great developers can do with this
The screen is the Note Edge's stand-out feature, as under the hood is essentially a Galaxy Note 4 with a slightly reduced battery capacity (3,000 mAh rather than 3,220 mAh) due to the screen restricting space. The display itself is a 1,600 x 2,560 pixels, 524ppi affair, so puts it right up with the best displays available at present. A breakdown of specifications for both devices can be found in the [SPECS]Galaxy Note Edge and [SPECS]Galaxy Note 4 threads.
I'm very keen to get hands on with this device, the curved display really appeals. We're yet to see if it will be taken up by app developers, but if it does it could prove to be a killer feature. For some, especially if left handed, the experience may not be a great one, as the strip will be on the wrong side of the device. Samsung has addressed this by hinting it may allow the screen orientation to be flipped, so as long as the home button being at the top is workable, the problem should be solved to an extent. Looking forward to members thoughts on this possible ground breaking design
Image Credits: gsmarena, the register