At its Unpacked event today, Samsung presented a brand new device, the Galaxy Note Edge. The Note Edge is based off of the iconic large-screen Note design, but adds a sharp curve to the side edge of the device. The screen wraps around as well. This makes a ‘screen lip’ which Samsung describes as a unique way of to access information. This curved section displays notifications, quick access buttons to apps and more ancillary features — completely separate from the main phone screen.
The curve of the screen means that the edge is visible even with a phone cover on, so it’s sort of a “quick peek” bay for the phone. Developers can extend the utility of the ‘edge’ with an SDK, which Samsung will be releasing soon.
The Galaxy Edge will be available in black and white in “select’ markets later this year.