The South Korean tech giant Samsung appears to be in plans to introduce the Galaxy Note Edge curved display smartphone in India in January 2015. An Economic Times report with information from the top executives aware of Samsung’s plans suggests that the smartphone will be carrying a price tag of Rs 68,500 and that it would retail for Rs 64,900.
Notably, the Galaxy Note 4 smartphone was announced in India for Rs 58,300 in October and the device is retailing for Rs 57,000 officially.
It was in September that Samsung unveiled the Note Edge during the IFA 2014 tech show held in Berlin alongside Galaxy Note 4. Though the curved display smartphone was launched as a limited edition device, it was rolled out to several markets including Japan, South Korea, US and UK.
To refresh on its technical specifications, the Galaxy Note Edge is bestowed with a 5.6 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440×2560 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The screen bends on the right utilizing 160 pixels to display frequently used applications, alerts and device functionality.
Powering the Galaxy Note Edge is a 2.7 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor supplemented with Adreno 420 graphics unit and 3 GB of RAM. There is an octa core Exynos variant as well, but as the Qualcomm variant of the Note 4 was launched in India, we expect a similar move by Samsung even now. There are 32 GB and 64 GB of internal memory options along with expandable storage support up to 64 GB with the help of a micro SD card.
Running on Android 4.4 KitKat, the Samsung curved display smartphone boasts of a 16 MP rear camera with LED Flash, OIS and Ultra HD video recording and a 3.7 MP front facing selfie camera with f/1.9 aperture and 120 degree wide angle lens. Other goodies onboard the Galaxy Note Edge include Infrared LED for smart TV remote, S Health 3.5, Finger Scanner, UV, Heart Rate Monitoring, usual connectivity aspects including 4G LTE and a 3,000 mAh battery.