Samsung Electronics started to roll out the Galaxy Note Edge curved smartphone/tablet this Tuesday October 28 at home in South Korea.
The Galaxy Note Edge, a cross between a smartphone and tablet PC, features a curved display on the edge of the device that is designed to allow more flexibility and multiple functions.
The phablet is available for purchase via SK Telecom Co. starting Tuesday. KT Corp. is scheduled to launch it on Wednesday, Samsung said.
The factory price of the Note Edge is 1.06 million won (US$1,015)
The 5.6-inch smart device comes in two colors: charcoal black and frost white. It is powered by Google Inc.'s Android KitKat 4.4 and features a Quad HD Super active mode organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) display, which enables the edge of the screen to curve to one side.
Samsung upgraded the cameras for the Note Edge to the same specs as the ones installed in the flagship Galaxy Note 4 - a 16-megapixel camera on the rear and a 3.7-megapixel on the front -- as opposed to the initial lower-end features presented at the showcase in Germany in September.
The phablet runs on a 3,000mAh battery and provides memory capacity of 32 gigabytes.
The Galaxy Note Edge debuted as Samsung's ambitious innovation but failed to garner applause from markets here and abroad as it had problems such as being inconvenient for left-handed users.
Samsung Electronics, the world's top smartphone maker, is announcing its third-quarter earnings Thursday, which many analysts expect to hit the bottom level for the first time in three years.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Product Specifications
2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G (HSPA＋ 42Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G (LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps) or 4G(LTE Cat 6 300/50Mbps)
*May differ by country and carrier.
2.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor
1.9 GHz Octa-Core (1.9GHz Quad + 1.3GHz Quad-Core) Processor
*May differ by country and carrier
5.6 inch (141.9mm) Quad HD+ Super AMOLED (2560 x 1440 + 160)
Android 4.4 (KitKat)
Rear Facing: 16 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with Smart OIS
Front Facing: 3.7 Mega pixel camera with f1.9
Rear Facing Camera : HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Rear-cam Selfie, Beauty face, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot&More, Dual Camera
Front Facing Camera : Selfie, Wide Selfie
Codec: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8, Recording & Playback: up to UHD
Codec: MP3, AAC/AAC＋/eAAC＋, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC(＊)
(＊) Ultra High Quality Audio (~192KHz, 24 bit) support
S Pen Optimized Features
Air Command: Action Memo, Screen Write, Image Clip, Smart Select,
S Note, Photo note, Direct Pen Input
Ultra Power Saving Mode
Voice Recorder (Normal Mode, Interview Mode, Meeting Mode, Voice Memo)
S Health 3.5
Dynamic Lock Screen
Edge screen UX : Revolving Interaction, Immersive apps(Camera, Video, S Note),
Ticker board, Express me, Quick Tools, Night Clock, etc
Google Mobile Services
Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80) MIMO PCIe
GPS / GLONASS / Beidou
NFC, Bluetooth® v 4.1 (BLE, ANT+)
IR LED (Remote Control), USB2.0, MHL 3.0
MirrorLink Certified™ (v1.1)
Gesture, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope, RGB, IR-LED
Proximity, Barometer, Hall Sensor, Finger Scanner, UV, Heart Rate Monitoring, SpO2 (Dependent on market)
32GB Internal memory ＋ microSD slot (up to 128GB)
151.3 x 82.4 x 8.3mm, 174g
Standard battery, Li-ion 3,000 mAh, Fast Charging (Adaptive Fast Charging & Quick Charging 2.0)
* The availability of service and the product specification may differ by country.
* All functionality, features, specifications, and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
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