The last September 2014 was lucky for the Samsung fans as Samsung released the two gadgets of the generation the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge. However, Note Edge is more special because of its unique and experimental display.
Galaxy Note Edge has display, which is curved at some angle on the right side of the phone. Such a display is made possible by the flexible panels Super AMOLED, although about technical specifications, questions arise. How to measure the diagonal – 5.7 inches, or only 5.6 “? Can I add 160 pixels to the main screen area or not? If you look at the official specifications, the manufacturer indicates 5.6″ and resolution of 2.560 x 1.440 pixels, if the display slightly less, but at the same time slightly more detailed than Galaxy Note 4. In addition, the edge 160 pixels are available as a result we get resolution 2.560 x 1.600 pixels 5.7”, the pixel density increases to 530 to 525 ppi (Galaxy Note 4: 515 ppi).
From measurements of the display is very similar to the Galaxy Note 4, the difference remains within the limits of error. Brightness at maximum settings increased from 330 to 346 cd / m², white point color temperature of 6,800 K, due to the contrast OLED display is very high. For outdoor use, the brightness should be enough, except that direct sunlight should be avoided because of the glare.
After becoming acquainted with your smartphone to quickly realize that in front of us are actually two separate displays. Side screen that Samsung calls Edge, separated from the contents of the main. This can be seen not only on the Home screen, but in almost all applications. Average contents, like all smartphones Android, displayed on the main display, and the screen Edge displays additional tasks. For example, in standard configuration, the Google Toolbar is not displayed on the personal screen and side. The same applies to the usual labels, such as Google Play, camera or contacts. Custom labels can be configured individually, for example, by placing on the panel shortcuts to frequently used applications.
Wipe down can cause a variety of panels. Pre-installed, for example, a digital ruler, a timer and a stopwatch, a flashlight or control the recorder. Wipe up causes the settings page, wipe left to switch between different panels. Samsung has arranged the panels, others are available in the company’s App Store. So far, the choice is not so rich, but in the future will certainly interesting applications.
Edge panel yet used, such as a header, the weather, or the number of messages received for programs that are compatible with the S Pen. In some applications, the side screen is used for additional functions. For example, Media Player, Samsung transferred from the bottom button of the screen, as in the application chamber. But the number of applications that can use this panel is small. Again, in the future they should appear larger. And in near future we can also expect another similar and advanced gadget Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 2 from Samsung.