Samsung has published a new blog post to explain why the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge look the way they do. In case you have wondered why the company made the design choices it did or what exactly is new in these latest handsets compared to previous generation hardware, Samsung has shed light on some of these improvements.
It was a matter of the overall design concept of the Galaxy Note 4. If its predecessor was about being 'classic', the Galaxy Note 4 is more about being 'modern sleek' with an emphasis on the urban vibe. With the implementation of metal frame with diamond cuts, the designers wanted to take a more simple approach which aligns with the 'modern sleek' design concept. Therefore, the Galaxy Note 4 has fewer decorative design factors, and the stitch on the back was one of them.
The soft back was a serious design consideration (opposed to metal), enabling owners to swap out the battery of their Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge. Samsung notes that the leather used also provides a smoother feel to the handsets. Still, some consumers remain on the fence when it comes to the stitch back.
So why was the Edge screen on the right side, and not the left?
The main focus of the designers was to provide the analog feeling. When flipping through the pages of a book or note, many people flip it right to left, right being the initial contact point. [...] Since people generally tend to read from the left to right, the designers thought it would be the right decision to place the Edge Screen on the right side.
It's an interesting read and there's more to digest, including information on the curvature rate, revolving UX, the S Pen, and Montblanc collaboration. Be sure to check out the full blog post for more details.
What's your favorite design feature of the Galaxy Note 4 or Note Edge?