We fully expected Samsung to announce their new Galaxy Note 4 at IFA in September 2014. There were rumors that Samsung might show off a curved display phone as well, but nobody expected them to be ready to actually launch their new Galaxy Note Edge. It came out shortly after the Galaxy Note 4 and was also a limited distribution. At $400 a pop in the US, there will not be a long line forming for this great phablet. We are happy to announce that the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is now available for pre-order at Best Buy in Canada – although no price or delivery time was announced. We expect that Rogers and Bell will start taking their own pre-orders any day now.
The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge gives you all of the benefits of the Galaxy Note 4 and adds the curved display for even more possibilities. It sports a 5.6-in Super AMOLED QHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 x 160 pixels (curved edge) and 524 pixels-per-inch (PPI). It uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor clocked at 2.7GHz or the Exynos 5433 octa-core clocked at 1.6GHz and 1.3GHz. It comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory with a microSD card slot to add an additional 128GB of storage.
Samsung really improved the camera area in their Note devices – a 16MP sensor and autofocus, LED flash, included their own ISOCELL technology for better low-light shooting and now even included Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and Live HDR shooting. The 3.7MP front-facing camera (FFC) is a 120-degree wide-angled lens for great group social selfies or a boardroom video chat. The 3000mAh battery is slightly less than the 3220mAh battery in the Galaxy Note 4 due to the curved display, but it will still give you a full-days’ worth of battery life and it benefits from Samsung’s Ultra Power Saving Mode (UPSM) and Quick Charge 2.0
The Note Edge has the usual Dual-Band Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, a MicroUSB v2.0 connector, but also adds VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling capabilities, an IR Blaster, three microphones, and Quick Charge 2.0, Download Booster, Fingerprint Scanner, Heart Rate Sensor, UV and Oxygen Saturation Sensor, all metal frame, LTE Cat 6 and the S-Pen and all of its features. Right now, it is running 4.4.4 KitKat but could see the 5.0 Lollipop by the end of February or March.
Please hit us up on our Google+ Page and let us know if you are interested in a Samsung Galaxy Note Edge…as always, we would love to hear from you.