Lately, there were numerous speculations going on all over the Indian tech media suggesting that the Galaxy Note Edge will be launched in the country in January. But, the South Korea tech giant quietly launched the curved display smartphone in the country on Tuesday and has announced that it will be made available from the first week of January. Adhering to the earlier rumors, Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is priced at Rs 64,900.
Samsung launched the Galaxy Note Edge along with the Galaxy Note 4 at the IFA 2014 tech show in September as a limited edition model. However, the device has been launched in the key markets of the manufacturer including UK, US, South Korea and Japan.
The Galaxy Note Edge is given the flexible display technology developed by Samsung. While its main screen remains flat as in the other devices, the right edge bends to reach the back of the phone. This bent part of the screen displays information such as weather and time and other frequently accessed applications to be seen from the side when the phone placed on a table. Also, the side display can provide camera functions including shutter button and other functions.
To elaborate on specifications, Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is fitted with a 5.6 inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display with 1440+160×2560 pixel resolution and is powered by a quad core 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 805 processor aided by Adreno 420 graphic unit and 3 GB of RAM.
The other specifications of the Galaxy Note Edge are identical to the Galaxy Note 4 expect for the storage and battery departments. For instance the device features a 64 GB of built-in storage also and boasts of a slightly smaller 3,000 mAh battery to power it.
The curved display smartphone ships with Android 4.4 KitKat and flaunts a 16 MP camera at its back with auto focus, Smart OIS and other impressive aspects. Also, there is a front facing 3.7 MP selfie camera with f/1.9 lens and 120 degree wide angle lens. Connectivity aspects of the Galaxy Note Edge are Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth v4.0, IR LED, USB 2.0 and MHL 3.0. There is a slew of sensors including accelerometer, geo-magnetic sensor, gyroscope, RGB, IR-LED, proximity, barometer, hall sensor, finger scanner, UV and heart rate monitor as well on the device.
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