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The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge; worlds first

Fresh out of Berlin, Samsung took the wraps off its new line-up of Note handsets and accessories (as with previous years). If you missed our liveblog and stream earlier, we focus heavily on the Galaxy Note Curve below, a first of its kind.

The Galaxy Note Edge is, in almost every respect, a Note 4. Almost all of the hardware and software enhancements. The primary difference, obviously, is the 5.6-inch Quad HD+ bent display (the “plus” in Quad HD+ refers to the 160 rows of extra pixels used on the side display), and any variance in hardware here is to account for the phone’s unique design: It’s 3.8mm wider and 2.2mm shorter than the Note 4, and comes with a smaller 3,000mAh battery. If your hands already experience fatigue with the Note 3 or similarly large phones, the Edge likely isn’t a good choice for you — not only because it’s so much wider (though that’s a significant factor), but also because the right side of the phone, where the screen meets the back, is actually quite sharp and an uncomfortable place to grip the phone. (Insert obvious “cutting edge” or “bleeding edge” joke here.)

Both the Note Edge, Note 4, Gear S and VR accessories are set to reach local markets in October 2014.

Papi Mabele
Tech enthusiast at heart. Lover of all things digital. Papi is the founder of SA Vibe and has been sharing his love for gadgetry since 2010. Papi sees no need for wearable tech in his busy schedule and considers the Xbox One as non existant. He may come across as bias at times, and still holds a grudge at BlackBerry for creating the 8520.