Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Brings Funktastic Form Factor To U.S. Market On November 14

As we're seeing in the smartphone wars, size matters these days, but lest you think the segment is growing stale with little else to offer than bigger displays, wait until you see Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy Note Edge. It's the first smartphone of its kind with a functional, curved display that wraps around the side, and it's scheduled to land in the U.S. on November 14.

We went hands-on with the Galaxy Note Edge during Samsung's Unpacked event in New York City earlier this year, and while we'll reserve judgement for an official review, we can say that this is one handset we're excited to see enter the market place. The curved screen compliments the main display, and you can still access frequently used apps, alerts, and other device functions even when the cover is closed.

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung didn't just slap a nifty feature on an underpowered or otherwise underwhelming handset, either. The Galaxy Note Edge storms into the smartphone sector wielding a 5.6-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED (2560x1440x160) display powered by a 2.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor and 3GB of RAM. Other goodies include 32GB of built-in storage + microSD card slot (up to 128GB), 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus and optical image stabilization, 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, 3,000 mAh battery, and Android 4.4 KitKat.

We should also call attention to the Adaptive Fast Charging technology that Samsung says can charge the battery up to 50 percent in as little as 30 minutes. According to Samsung, it's the fastest charging available on any of its phones. It's also slower to give up the ghost -- using Ultra Power Saving Mode, standby time is increased by up to 24 hours with only 10 percent battery remaining.

Samsung Galaxy Edge Note

The Galaxy Note Edge will be available in Charcoal Black and Frost White color options through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and U.S. Cellular. No word yet on price.