The Note Edge is the first smartphone to have a display which curves right over its edge. It shares most specifications with its sibling, the Note 4, save for a few differences in screen technology and battery capacity. The Galaxy Note Edge has a fractionally smaller 5.6in, 2560x1440-pixel resolution display, with another 160 pixels assigned to the curve in its screen. The battery has a lesser 3000 milliamp-hour rating.
Samsung will ship the Note Edge to Australia with a 2.7GHz quad-core CPU, as opposed to the octa-core processor offered in select overseas markets. The smartphones will also have 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded with microSD cards up to 128GB in size.
The Note Edge has the same rear camera as Samsung’s Galaxy S5 with a resolution of 16 megapixels. The front camera captures photos at 3.9 megapixels, should have solid low light performance with an aperture of f/1.9 and a wide 90 degree lens will accommodate more people in the frame of a ‘selfie’.
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Samsung will sell the Galaxy Note Edge from its Experience Stores on 5 November for $1249.