Samsung Galaxy Edge: Specs and Thoughts

So while I was checking out the Samsung event, I was looking forward to the official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4... but as a surprise, they announced this beautiful beast... the Note EDGE!

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What a concept! A touchscreen bar on the curved edge? This is absolutely my choice of new phone. There is so much we can expect from this little touch bar. With the SDK out to developers now, it's immense what we can see done with this little bar... I can't wait.

Full Specs:


2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network: LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600

SIM: Micro-SIM

Announced: 2014, September

Status: Coming soon. Exp. release 2014, Q4


Dimensions: 151.3 x 82.4 x 8.3 mm (5.96 x 3.24 x 0.33 in)

Weight: 174 g (6.14 oz)

 - S Pen stylus
- Fingerprint sensor


Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size: 1600 x 2560 pixels, 5.6 inches (~524 ppi pixel density)

Multitouch: Yes

Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3

 - curved Edge screen


Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones

Loudspeaker: Yes

3.5mm jack: Yes


Card slot: microSD, up to 64 GB

Internal: 32/64 GB, 3 GB RAM




Speed: HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA; LTE, Cat4 (Exnos), Cat6 (N910S), 50 Mbps UL, 300 Mbps (N910S), 150 Mbps (Snapdragon) DL

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth: v4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE

NFC: Yes

Infrared port: Yes

USB: microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3), USB Host


Primary: 16 MP, 3456 x 4608 pixels, optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash

Features: Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, panorama, HDR

Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, optical stabilization

Secondary: 3.7 MP, 1080p@30fps


OS: Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
Exynos 5433

CPU: Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 450 (Snapdragon)
Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core Cortex-A57 (Exynos)

GPU: Adreno 420 (Snapdragon)
Mali-T760 (Exynos)

Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, UV, heart rate, SpO2

Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM

Browser: HTML5

Radio: TBC

GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Java: Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Colors: Black, White

 - ANT+ support
- S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
- Air gestures
- Dropbox (50 GB cloud storage)
- SNS integration
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
- Organizer
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer(Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input (Swype)


Li-Ion 3,000 mAh battery

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