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Samsung Unveils Two New Notes Ahead of Big-Screen IPhones

Samsung Electronics Co. unveiled its first smartphone with a display extending down one side as it counts on two new versions of its Galaxy Note devices to help fend off Apple Inc.’s push into large-screen mobiles.

The 5.6-inch Note Edge allows users to read messages, news and stock tickers from an angle by extending the display beyond the front of the phone. The Note 4, the latest version of Samsung’s marquee 5.7-inch device, features an upgraded display and improved camera, Samsung said in Berlin yesterday. The company also showed off a virtual-reality headset, developed with Facebook Inc.’s Oculus unit, and a new smartwatch.