With the Galaxy Note 4 now official Samsung took the wraps off of a second smartphone and its IFA presentation which finally brings the promise of its presentation of the YOUM prototype at CES in January last year to market.

The Samsung Galaxy Edge is virtually identical in hardware to the Note 4 but features an extended display which stretches the 5.6 inch display’s resolution by 160 horizontal pixels to bring the resolution to a total of 1 600×2 560 pixels. Those extra pixels on the side are curved around the edge of the body of the phone which serves as a secondary display area for notifications and additional buttons like the shutter button for the camera.

Personally I think that the Galaxy Note Edge is by far the most exciting thing that Samsung announced today because I have been waiting for it since I first saw the YOUM prototype last year. However I am still reticent to place all of my faith in something that is untested and will be eagerly awaiting the chance to review it when it comes out.

We’ll endeavour to find out when the Galaxy Note Edge will make it to South Africa and will keep you in the loop as soon as we find out.