Samsung Galaxy Note Edge unveiled

Samsung’s latest smartphones aren’t getting bigger, but one will have a side display for quick access to the flashlight, Twitter, news and frequently used apps.

The Galaxy Note Edge is being announced in Berlin on Wednesday. The Korean electronics company is also unveiling the Galaxy Note 4 phone, which lacks the side screen, and a virtual-reality headset called Gear VR.

While the main screen remains flat like previous phones, the right edge extends and curves until it reaches the back. That creates a side display so information such as weather and time can be seen from the side when the phone is laid on a table – such as a nightstand next to the bed.

Samsung didn’t announce prices or specific release dates, but said in a press release that the Note Edge would be available in select markets “later this year”.

Some of the key specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge are summarised in the table below:

Specifications Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
Dimensions 151.3 x 82.4 x 8.3mm
Weight 174g
Operating system Android 4.4
Display 5.6″ (141.9mm) QHD (1440×2560) Super AMOLED
Rear camera 16MP
Front camera 3.7MP
Storage, internal 32/64GB
Storage, expandable microSD
Processor 2.7GHz quad-core
Battery 3,000mAh
Cellular data HSPA+, LTE

Reporting with Sapa-AP

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