Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is very much
alike to what you would expect from
Samsung's high-end phablet line, and
at the same time was completely different.
Indeed, the Note Edge is a
copy of the Note 4, and features the
same rectangular body with rounded
corners, along with a very similar
metal frame that hugs the body from
all sides. At the back, it have got the same faux-leather texture,
there are no stitches here compared to Note 3, and the
pattern is different. We found that
we like this one better. Where it gets interesting is on the
right side of the Edge, which is
where the short, but wide display is
located. It honestly looks cool, but
mostly in a geeky kind of way.
Firstly, let's forget the side screen
for a moment, and focus on the main
screen. We have got a 5.6-inch (yes, it's
smaller than the Note 4's) AMOLED
display with a Quad HD (1440 x
2560) resolution, good for the whopping 525 pixels per inch. We'll
obviously have to wait until we can
tell if Samsung did a good job
calibrating the panel.
Turning to the screen on the edge of
the phone, all we know for sure right now is that it makes do with 160
pixels. As for its size, it should be 1 inch.
The really cool thing about the tiny
screen on the edge is that it
seamlessly continues the phone's wallpaper, and is obviously capable of
displaying various types of
information at all times.
you can customize it so that it holds
specific app shortcuts, but the space
will also be automatically filled with settings when you fire up the camera,
or media controls when you have the
music player working. It'll also show you
your missed notifications.
There's nothing fancy going on in
terms of the software powering the
Galaxy Note Edge, aside, of course,
from the fact that Samsung has
obviously reworked some of the main
apps so they can make use of the screen on the edge, and will allow
third-party developers access to the
The Edge is powered by Android 4.4
KitKat with Samsung's proprietary
TouchWiz skin on top of it. As many of you will know, the layout is
extremely feature-rich, though quite
a few of the extras are far from
very useful. One example is the
hardware heart rate monitor that is
embedded next to the LED flash at the rear, though the list goes on.
That said, perks like Smart Stay
(screen stays on for as long as you're
looking at it) and the many features
that the S-Pen stylus unlocks are
quite handy, so the software definitely have it's strength.
Processor and Memory
The Note Edge, along with the Note
4, is on path to becoming one of the
very first devices with Qualcomm's
latest and greatest Snapdragon 805
chipset. The new silicon is
specifically-crafted for use with ultra high-definition screens such as
the one the Edge has, and handles
UHD video content well.
If you dissect the Snapdragon 805,
you'll find four Krait 450 cores
inside, running at 2.7 GHz, along with an Adreno 420 GPU. That last
one should ensure the smooth
operation of the device, despite the
many, many pixels it needs to push.
As for memory, Samsung has equipped
the Note Edge with the generous 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM.
Samsung has outfitted the Note Edge
with the same 16-megapixel camera
found on the Note 4, complete with
what it calls Smart OIS. The moniker
essentially indicates that the device
combines the efforts of a physical Optical Image Stabilization gizmo and
a software digital stabilization to
produce shake-free video without any
degradation in speed of delivery. OIS
is also helpful in low-light
environments, where even small tremors can introduce blur due to the
longer exposure times needed to
capture enough light.
Looking at the front, there is a
3.7-megapixel camera that should
prove more than good enough for all your self needs. In fact, Samsung
has added a special feature for you to shoot selfie
Other Details of the Galaxy Edge are below:
The Galaxy Edge which is 5.6 inches in display would be using a Micro Sim and 1600 x 2560 pixels in size.
It has been produced with 3G
Network (HSDPA 850/900/
1900/2100) and 4G
Network (LTE 800/850/900/
It has Memory Card slot (microSD), up to 128 GB and Internal Memory of 32/64 GB, and lastly it is a smartphone of 3 GB RAM as already said above.
Galaxy Edge comes with Android OS, v4.4.4
(KitKat), Chipset - Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, GPU - Adreno 420, CPU - Quad-core 2.7 GHz Krait
450 and it's also java enabled.
It's also provide with WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/
ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi
Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi
hotspot), Micro USB v4.0 and Bluetooth v4.1.
Lastly, the galaxy edge has got Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery and other useful applications pre-installed.