Galaxy Note Edge: features explained (Video)

You’ve heard the rumors about a Samsung phone with an over-the-edge display. Earlier this week, you even saw that model go official, as the company launched its Galaxy Note Edge. And in the time since, you’ve had the chance to hear some opinions on the phablet’s design, as well as check out our first hands-on look. But are you still having a little trouble wrapping your ahead around just how this fancy edge business works, and what it really means for the phone’s usability? Pull up a seat, because we’re about to to give you a crash course on just what the Edge’s curved screen can do.

You may be wise to the curve’s role in providing media playback controls, or maybe displaying notifications, but were you aware it can act as a ruler in a pinch? We go over the unusual screen’s various features, like giving you a shortcut to launching apps, as well as the numerous customization options Samsung has delivered to let you make the Note Edge your own.

It may be too soon to say how much the curved screen adds to the day-to-day user experience – for that, we’ll want to spend a lot more time with the Note Edge for our in-depth review – but for a general overview of what you can expect from this odd feature, click on through to the video below.

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!