We just got done looking at some (possibly suspect) images of the Galaxy Note 4, but putting aside what we think of their legitimacy for a moment, there was one clear omission from those pics: no wrap-around, over-the-edge display. Based on the rumors we heard last week, there could be a good reason for that, though, and such a model might be a very limited-edition version of the Note 4 sold only in select markets, while most of us would get a much more traditional Note 4 design. Even if that’s the case, how would the phablet be sold? A new trademark application may just offer us an answer, as it reveals the name “Galaxy Note Edge.”
In an application filed just last week, Samsung signals its interest in trademarking the name Galaxy Note Edge for the purposes of describing a mobile phone. Given what we’ve already heard about the company’s work towards displays that bend around a phone’s edges, and how those rumors have specifically dealt with plans for a new Note device, it doesn’t take a huge leap of faith to believe that this might be the name that applies to the product that will ultimately bring that tech to market.
Granted, this doesn’t put us much closer to fully understanding what hardware Samsung’s cooking up here – we’ve seen those old prototypes, sure, but have little idea what the finished design could look like – nor when it might be released. The Note 4 proper may well launch at IFA, but that’s no guarantee that the Note Edge will, as well. Still, this trademark filing is probably the best hard evidence in favor of these plans we’ve come across yet, so we’ll take what we can get.