Nokia Gem in Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Edge

| September 3, 2014 | 7 Replies

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Along side the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was the Note 4 edge. The right side of the screen curves off to the side to give contextual controls.

I’ve always wanted to see something like this. A long time ago I was hoping it would be a screen that’s touch sensitive on the side of the phone so the volume/camera etc would all be contextual. Nokia showed us a concept called Nokia GEM that sort of had this all around screen in mind.

Sammy were amongst a few companies investing in flexible screens and other than LG, they’re really the only ones pushing it to the consumer.

This is a genuinely cool thing to see. Whether it works in practice is another thing.

I was only reminded of the launch in a Reddit post that seemed a bit miffed that Microsoft hasn’t got a stylus enabled device. Now Steve Jobs aside, touch and styluses do work if you make use of the pen, rather than just having it as a pointer tool. Now to really even make use of One Note and perhaps Office, their WP versions have to be more versatile and at the moment I find them quite limited.

It makes some nice bezels.

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Though on the main screen it looks ugly. What happens if you’re left handed?

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Kudos on Sammy. I’m intrigued and impressed.

The Note 4 kinda looks like the S2 (finally has OIS) :/.


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