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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge so crazy it could work

Fallaway screen

Alerts and more

Pick a screen

Customizable

Camera app

Stylus

Curved screen

Ticker

View from the top

Bottom edge

Left spine

Right edge

Home buttons

Heart-rate monitor

Colors

Your Edge

It rules

Customize the Edge screen

Quick tools

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

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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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A manager app lets you customize the Edge.

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

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

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The edge from the side.

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

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

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

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

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The right side is taken up by the wraparound screen.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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