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.
Though on the main screen it looks ugly. What happens if you’re left handed?
Kudos on Sammy. I’m intrigued and impressed.
The Note 4 kinda looks like the S2 (finally has OIS) :/.