Samsung Galaxy Note Edge hits UK
The latest offering from Samsung has finally arrived in the UK after much speculation that it was not going to be released here, just where do people get this mis-information from? However if you are wanting to get your hands onto the Note Edge, you will have to go through Vodafone, well that is for the moment anyway, it is due to be released to other network providers on January 9th 2015.
Vodafone are offering a number of incentives to get the Samsung through them before it goes on general release and these include, a three month NOW TV Sky Movies Pass or NOW TV Sky Sports access for the duration of the contract. The Galaxy Note is being offered on contract only with no SIM-free pricing yet. This will cost you £49 a month for 24 months on the network’s Red XL plan, or alternatively £58 per month again for a two year contract. This will give you unlimited minutes talk time, unlimited texts with 10GB of 4G data. It is possible to get cheaper deals from Vodafone, but you will have to pay an upfront charge from £199 up to £479.
So what do we know about the new Galaxy Note edge? Well it has a clever curved display which provides quick and easy access to apps which are most frequently used; this edge also displays notifications as well as messages whilst watching a video, without the need to leave it.
The display is a 5.6 inch super AMOLED and has a impressive 2560 x 1440 resolution and Samsung are claiming that the new advanced S pen gives the user an improved digital handwriting feel and is more precise than anything previously.
In common with other Samsung devices the camera is pretty impressive, with a front camera of 3.7MP with a choice of 90 degrees, or wide 120 degrees, the back camera is a 16MP Smart OIS.
Could this distinctive screen be a forerunner for the designs we’ll see in other top Samsung phones of 2015 if it proves successful; time will tell.