The launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 during the Unpacked Episode 2 event in Berlin was expectedly a great splendor. However, the unveiling of the Galaxy Note Edge is what seemed to court most attention—the launch was surprisingly received with enraptured attention by the audience, probably even more grandiosely than the Galaxy Note 4.
So, what really is the reason behind the riveted reception of this newest Samsung phablet? Well, there are indeed many unique things about it—simply put, the design, accessories and specs belong to the future, especially if compared to other phablets in the market.
Starting with the outlook, the Galaxy Note Edge comes with a humongous 5.6-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED (2560 x 1440 + 160) display screen. The screen maintains the ultra-high resolution that is famed for high-end devices such as the recently released Note 4. The device’s dimensions are also prettily sizeable measuring 151.3 x 82.4 x 8.3mm and weighing 174g.
In true fashion with the Galaxy Note 3’s much-loved design, the phablet retains the soft-touch, faux-leather back that is neatly stitched. In addition, the Note Edge looks edgy like a Note phone, but it has a 3-sided display with a stylish bent edge that sets it apart from the Note phones.
Speed-wise, this new Samsung Note has a 2.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor, 3GB of RAM and Android 4.4.4 KitKat. This means that the device is faster than all its predecessors.
Video and photo enthusiasts will be happy to note that the Galaxy Note Edge has a 16-megapixel rear-facing autofocus camera with smart OIS and a 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture.
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Additionally, the phablet comes with amazing video and audio features. The audio system supports FLAC Ultra High quality Audio and coders like MP3, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis and AAC/AAC＋/eAAC+. For the video, there is support for VP8 Recording & Playback, MPEG-4, H.263, Sorenson Spark, WMV7 and WMV8, among others.
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Through the device’s microSD card slot, you can boost your storage up to 64GB, on top of the existing 32GB of internal storage. You can also expect a slight increase in the battery’s capacity as the phablet offers 3000 mAh, which is higher than that of most devices in the market.
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Other noteworthy features include a variety of sensors, Google mobile services, and support for 2.5G, 3G and 4G networks, and a long list of proprietary apps. If you are looking for a reliable phablet or want to make an upgrade from your old device, do not hesitate to try the newest Galaxy Note Edge when it’s availed by Samsung in select markets.