Samsung’s ‘Galaxy Note Edge’ trademark could hint at its first curved phablet
Samsung has just applied for a trademark on the name “Galaxy Note Edge” for what could possibly be the recently-rumored curved variant of the Note 4. The handset’s believed to boast a single display that wraps around its edges — so, by all accounts, it certainly seems like it would be a rather fitting name.
We’ve seen several sketches and concept Note-branded devices over the past few months, incorporating a Youm flexi-display which bends around the sides of the device and stops just before the backplate, together with documentation revealing that ‘action keys’ will be located on the sides of the handset for camera, contacts, settings and text messaging shortcuts.
All of this information goes hand-in-hand with the extensive patent application form Samsung filed nine months ago, in which it designed and implemented a brand new version of TouchWiz for smartphones sporting wraparound displays, although none had been manufactured at that time.
Today’s application documentation specifies that the trademark will be used in relation to:
Mobile telephones; digital cameras; portable media players; portable computers; wireless headsets for mobile phones, smart phones and tablet computers; rechargeable electric batteries; battery chargers; leather cases for mobile phones, smart phones and tablet computers; protective flip covers for mobile phones, smart phones and tablet computers; tablet computers; television receivers; audio electronic components, namely surround sound systems; digital set-top boxes; DVD players; Light emitting diode displays; computer monitors; 3D eye glasses; computers; printers for computers; semiconductors.
The trademark was filed at the United States Patents and Trademarks Office earlier today and if Samsung’s past history is anything to go by, with regards to filing a trademark and releasing a product, we have good reason to believe that we may see an official announcement of the Galaxy Note Edge at the annual IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin on Wednesday, September 3.
Obviously it’s more than possible that this device will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t keep our eyes peeled. In the mean time, be sure to let us know your thoughts as to what the Note Edge branding could be used for in the comments section down below.