All you need to know about Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Specifications, Latest rumors, Release date and Price
Having helped spawn the phablet market, the Galaxy Note brand continues to grow in popularity, with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date generating plenty of expectation. From what we know about Note 4, it will be a beast of a phone. Note 3 sales had crossed 12 Million within 2 months of its launch, Let’s see what Note 4 can do?
The release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is still a few months from now, but we already have a fair amount of idea about the much anticipated phablet. The resolution of the Samsung Galaxy Note has been confirmed by the South Korean tech giant itself. According to an agent profile on Samsung’s Korean website, the next generation Galaxy Note device will flaunt a 5.7 inches display with a 2560 x 1440 pixels (2K) QHD resolution.
Yesterday purported images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 have leaked online, offering us what may be our first look at the next generation phablet.
So when will be Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launched? Apparently Samsung mobile chief Lee Young Hee told Bloomberg that it would be launched in the second half of 2014. Later, The Korea Times reports the news after speaking with a Samsung official who said, “Samsung is considering holding a launch event of the Note 4 at the IFA trade fair. So, we can see the first glimpse of Official Galaxy Note 4 on 3rd September 2014.
While a Samsung official said in April that the device would get a brand new form factor, he did not offer any details. Reports speculate that it could be a three sided display as Samsung had applied a patent for it back in April.
A rumor also suggests that Samsung Galaxy Note 4′s Design will be – “The Thinnest Device In History of smartphones/phablet”. In the images above, you’ll notice the device looks a lot slimmer than last year’s Galaxy Note 3. It also looks as if Samsung has been taking some design cues from competition.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Specs and Latest Features
Power Under the Hood
Samsung is not only working on two variants of the Galaxy Note 4, but one of which might have a better processor than the other. This news has been confirmed by a recent post that showed up in the most recent AnTuTu benchmark.
The AnTuTu benchmark database revealed two versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 including an SM-N910C and SM-N910S, or Exynos 5433 and 2.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 versions. As Per AnTuTu’s reported scores, the Exynos 5433 seems to outperform the Snapdragon 805 across the board. The Exynos 5433 sports four Cortex-A7 and four Cortex-A15 cores, contrary to what the leaked benchmarks suggest, but still manages to offer considerably higher benchmark scores compared to the Snapdragon chip.
Finally, about the two model’s infographics – the Snapdragon 805 for the Korean, Japanese, North American and Japanese market and the Exynos 5433 variant for all other markets, which includes the international model in Europe and other parts of the world. This version is also accompanied by Intel’s XMM7260 Cat. 6 modem.
Reports claim that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will come in two variants when it comes to design. One of which will feature a flexible screen and the other will sport a regular screen. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has been confirmed to ship with AMOLED QHD screen with 5.7 inch display size, with a high resolution 2K display or 2560 x 1440 pixels (515 PPI).
One of the new form factor of Note 4 is new Samsung patents have surfaced revealing a phone with a curved, three sided display (shown below).
Samsung has recently submitted another patent in the US which describes using handwriting recognition with a stylus to perform various functions from the lock screen. The most obvious function explained is unlocking the phone, so if the device recognizes your handwriting it will unlock. For example, one possible function would allow the user to write “call mom” on the lock screen, which would unlock the phone and call the associated contact. I can assume that, this could be extended to things like apps, the camera and much more.
The next generation Note device will have the same sensor array as the Galaxy S5 but it has additional UV sensor to the lot.
By September we may have new version of Android 4.5 or maybe 5.0 codenamed ‘Lolipop’. Presumably Galaxy Note 4 will come with the latest Android OS, and an update version in Touch Wiz.
Samsung has started following Sony’s habit of making its smartphones water-resistant. After the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and the Samsung Galaxy S5, reports indicate that Note 4 is the next phone that to have this feature
While rumors have suggested that Samsung could pair its virtual reality technology headset with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, there is little evidence to support this at the moment.
A reliable source has confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will have strong imaging capabilities, thanks to the 16MP OIS rear camera (IMX240 sensor) module manufactured by Sony. Plus, a 3.68-megapixel HD front-facing camera.
It’s too early to confirm or speculate the price of note 4. Currently, Note 3 is priced at $632.99 on eBay in US and Note 4 is expected to be at least around £550 / $800.
So far, we have confirmed and speculated new factors in Galaxy Note 4 are QHD Display, 16 MP camera, UV sensor, water and dust proof, thinner design, 3 sided display, Handwriting recognition functions etc. Surely it will be a beast of a phone. With the Samsung Galaxy S5 failing to surprise many with its incremental updates, the Note 4 could become Samsung’s true flagship phone with a larger, higher resolution screen, new CPU and improved usability features all tipped for inclusion.