The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is boldly going where no phone has gone before, thanks to a new little wrinkle. Or, rather, a new curve in the road. Taking advantage of Samsung’s curved display technology, the Galaxy Note Edge’s screen wraps around the phone, turning the edge of the phone into another display for information and a brand new way for apps to work with the native touchscreen interface. Here’s how Samsung is plotting to use this extra real estate.
First of all, this extra edge is going to be a display for time and weather information, so the phone can be on its side and still be useful (like for checking the time when you wake up in the middle of the night. When you hold the phone horizontally, it turns the smartphone into a point-and-shoot camera, with the shutter button and other camera buttons appearing on the side screen. You can also tap on the screen to access the flashlight, stopwatch, and other functions normally only on the home screen.
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