Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, a curved or folded display smartphone which makes more sense that LG G Flex or Samsung Galaxy Round, has been launched in India, for 64,900 INR. The exorbitant price tag might not be very appealing, but again, this isn’t meant for masses.

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The right side of the display folds to form the right edge. If you are wondering how well this will hold against minor drops and rough handling, Samsung assures that it is well protected and encased within metal brackets. Samsung also assures that the phone is smart enough to detect accidental touches on right edges to avoid chaos.

The side edge houses frequently used apps, which helps you with efficient multi tasking and to easily switch between tasks. When the phone is locked, the curved side can display time and notifications, when the display is on, you can use it as a ruler, timer, flash light, etc.

The main display is 5.6 inches in size and there are total of 1600 x 2560 pixels including those on the side edge. As you would have guessed, it’s a Super AMOLED display panel powered by leading 32 bit chipset – Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad core clocked at 2.7 GHz and aided by 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage.

There is a 16MP rear camera with LED Flash, OIS and Ultra HD video recording besides a 3.7MP front-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture, 120 degree wide angle lens. Other features include 3000 mAh battery, 4G LTE-A Cat.6 / 3G HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80) MIMO PCIe , Bluetooth v4.1 LE / ANT+, GPS / GLONASS / Beidou , USB2.0, MHL 3.0, S Health 3.5, Finger Scanner, UV and Heart Rate Monitoring.

So if you are looking forward to flaunting the folded side edge, you can also consider buying a Galaxy Note 4 and save around 10K-15K INR. Note Edge will be available in Black and White Color variants starting from first week of January, 2015.

Key Specs

Model Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
Display 5.6 Inch, Quad HD +
Processor 2.7 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 805
RAM 3 GB
Internal Storage 32 GB, Expandable
OS Android 4.4 Kitkat
Camera 16 MP/ 3.7 MP
Battery 3000 mAh
Price 64,900
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