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Samsung Shows Off Several New Devices Expected To Be Released This Fall

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Executive Vice President of electronics giant Samsung D J Lee presents a new version of the company's giant-sized smartphone, the Galaxy Note 4, on September 3, 2014 in Berlin, in advance of the consumer electronics trade fair "Internationale Funk Ausstellung "(IFA). IFA, one of Europe's biggest showcases of the latest electronic gadgets, is scheduled to open on September 5 and run until September 10, 2014.    (Photo credit ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Executive Vice President of electronics giant Samsung D J Lee presents a new version of the company’s giant-sized smartphone, the Galaxy Note 4, on September 3, 2014 in Berlin, in advance of the consumer electronics trade fair “Internationale Funk Ausstellung “(IFA). IFA, one of Europe’s biggest showcases of the latest electronic gadgets, is scheduled to open on September 5 and run until September 10, 2014. (Photo credit ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

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By Ian Bush

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Samsung is showing off several new devices that are expected to be released this fall, including a big smartphone that’s likely to see some competition from Apple in the coming days.

Samsung continues to lead the charge for phablets — bigger than a phone, smaller than a tablet — and the Note Edge is no exception, with a 5.7″ screen and a clue to its key feature in its name.

“This is really unlike anything else, where the screen falls off to the edge almost like a waterfall. It’s like the infinity pool of smartphones,” says CNET.com senior editor Brian Tong.

Tong says that curved display offers a side view of the time, weather, and can offer shortcuts — like to the camera or other commonly-used apps.

“They showed off a case that would go on the phone, but still that edge would be viewable and able to show you things like a text message,” Tong says.

No price tag from Samsung, which also announced a version of the Note, the Note 4, with no ‘edge’ display, as well as the Gear S smartwatch. It has a conspicuous 2″ curved screen; the device doesn’t need to be paired with a smartphone to take calls or send email.

Apple is rumored to have a bigger phone in the works.

Will they add some new bells and whistles because it has such a huge screen?

We’ll find out next Tuesday.

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