PREVIEWED: Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

CES 2015, Las Vegas: novelty shaped tablet gets a ‘wide selfie’ or ‘groupie’ mode that could be useful for travel photos

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The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge this week got an update, and one that TravGear is expecting to see come to almost all phones and tablets; a wide-angle, improved resolution front-facing camera.

Better selfies

With travellers still obsessed with the selfie concept, the new Note Edge – famous for its sloped glass edge that can host menu items and ‘ticker’ news, sports results and share prices – now has a 3.7-megapixel front-facer with an f1.9 lens. It now has a default 90-degree shooting angle and can go up to 120-degrees.

Groupie shots

Although it’s sold as a ‘best for group shots’ feature, we’re thinking it could be useful for framing both your ugly mug and a lot more than usual of the interesting bit you’re were trying to photograph in the first place. It’s also got some camera shake-reduction tech.