Preview: Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge, Gear S & Gear Circle

Samsung Singapore showcased in Singapore today a few of the devices unveiled during IFA 2014 – namely the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge.

Also available for hands-on were the Gear S smartwatch and Gear Circle Bluetooth wireless earphones.

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge with its innovative curved-edged screen, with Montblanc leather flip covers for the Note 4 in the background.

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge with its innovative curved-edged screen, with Montblanc leather flip covers for the Note 4 in the background.

Both the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge now have the same Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) as the LG G3 but on a larger 5.7-inch screen, and the S Pen and S Note have been improved to enhance their functionality and productivity.

Samsung Gear Circle, with the ear buds

Samsung Gear Circle, with the ear buds “stuck” together magnetically, can be worn around the neck like a necklace when not in use.

The rear camera now has 16 megapixels and the front has 3.7 megapixels with an f1.9 lens.

By the way, the processor that’s going to ship to Singapore is the Snapdragon with 3GB RAM.

The Note Edge really does look novel with the sharp display on the curved screen that wraps around the thin right edge of the phablet.

The Gear S smartphone runs on the Tizen OS and has its own nano-SIM slot so you can place and receive calls independently of a smartphone.

It can also store and play music directly and be paired with the Gear Circle.

First Impressions:

Having used the Galaxy S4, Note 3 and now using the S5, I find the Note 4 and Note Edge exciting new additions to the Galaxy flagship devices.


The SDK for the Note Edge has already been released to developers and I look forward to innovative use of the curved screen in the coming months.

Montblanc accessories specially designed for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

Montblanc accessories specially designed for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

Also showcased at the media preview were accessories from Montblanc for the Galaxy Note 4.

These include the Pix Pen (S$460), e-Starwalker Pen (S$690), as well as two luxurious leather flip cover cases – the Meisterstuck Soft Grain Cover and Montblanc Extreme Cover (both at S$320).

* All the photos in this article were taken with a Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone.

 

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