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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge rocks a curved sidebar screen (hands-on pictures)

A curvaceous, eye-catching bend in the Note Edge does a lot more than look like a waterfall of glass. It also hosts alerts, alarms, and menu buttons.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge so crazy it could work

It has a 16-megapixel camera, 2.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, and S Pen stylus, but none of those are reasons that you'll notice the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.

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Fallaway screen

In fact, its hard to think of anything other than the Edge's 5.6-inch curved screen when you first see this Galaxy Note 4 alternative.

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Alerts and more

Alerts, alarms, and on-screen controls live in the sidebar on the phone's display.

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Pick a screen

No matter which screen you're on, the Edge Display glows with icons and controls you can access at a tap.

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Customizable

A manager app lets you customize the Edge.

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Camera app

Since it's context-aware, the Edge icons change when you launch certain apps, like the camera.

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Stylus

Just like the Note 4, the Edge has a stylus.

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Curved screen

The edge from the side.

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Ticker

You can program the display to work as a ticker, and to flash notifications.

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View from the top

The power/lock button sit on the phone's top edge instead of its right side.

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Bottom edge

A fast-charging micro-USB charging port and stylus live at the bottom.

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Left spine

Just the volume rocker adorns the phone's spare left side.

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Right edge

The right side is taken up by the wraparound screen.

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Home buttons

A home button and capacitive controls haven't budged from their usual spots.

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Heart-rate monitor

You don't have to give up heart-rate tracking when you get an Edge.

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Colors

The Galaxy Note Edge will sell in black and white shades.

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Your Edge

A slogan marks the phone's identity, which you can also personalize.

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It rules

Quick settings give you fast access to items like this clever ruler.

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Customize the Edge screen

Go into the settings to reorder and even strike out Edge screens you don't want to see.

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Quick tools

There's much more to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. Read CNET's full review for all the details.

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