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So many have been waiting for this day when Samsung finally announces the 4th iteration to it’s Note phablet series. At Berlin today at IFA 2014 we saw the first glimpse of the Note 4 and it looks much promising.
While Samsung has kept the UI pretty much TouchWiz familiar, there are neat Stylus features built in. The major overhaul is in the materials and build quality of the device. While it doesn’t look radically different from the previous Note, it is much improved. Samsung has also decided that the Note 4 will carry a 2560*1440 QHD Super AMOLED display – a first on any smartphone.
Here are list of specifications :
|Screen size||5.7 inches|
|Screen type||Super AMOLED|
|Pixel density||515.3 ppi|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 / Samsung Exynos 5433|
|Type||Quad-core / Octa-core|
|Speed||2.7 GHz / 1.9 GHz (1.9+1.3)|
|GPU||Adreno 420 / Mali T760|
|Expansion||MicroSD up to 64GB|
|Camera||16MP with Smart OIS|
|Bands||Differ by country/carrier|
|Sensors||Gesture / Accelerometer / Geo-magnetic / Gyroscope / RGB IR-LED / Proximity / Barometer / Hall Sensor / Finger Scanner / UV / Heart Rate Monitoring / SpO2 (Dependent on market)|
|Size||153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5mm / 176g|
Well apart from the SM-N920T model number, there’s confirmation of a QHD display at 1440 x 2560px resolution. Also possibly listed is the presence of a 64-bit processor. The display will apparently will be 5.7inch QHD display. It will also be carrying the signature S-Pen, USB 3.0 with a fingerprint sensor and heart rate monitor.
September 3 is the date so stay tuned, we’ll bring in the live action for you’ll.
The update is 495MB in size and by what we have learnt – you will have to connect your phone to a PC/Mac and download the update package via KIES. Make sure you backup your data incase anything goes wrong. Some people have already had success via OTA but incase there is no update notification yet on your phone, the PC method would almost always work.
Samsung says that the update would roll out in other regions soon enough.
Going by the leak, the Galaxy Note 4 will carry a 5.7inch 2K display with a ppi north of 500. The CPU would be a Samsung Exynos 5433 Octa core CPU with a Snapdragon 805 variant maybe. The RAM would be 3GB and not 4GB as earlier rumored. The primary camera would be a 16MP one with optical image stabilization probably.
On September 3rd we will have an official announcement.
Indonesian retailer Erafone has an early product page up for the Note 4, and offers a pretty comprehensive set of phone specifications. Those include things like a 5.7-inch quad HD display, 16MP main camera with optical stabilization, and a never-before-seen-in-a-phone 4GB of RAM.
While 4GB of RAM may seem too much, with the way TouchWiz behaves, one may barely notice. Let’s see if this translates to reality.
The Note series is Samsung’s bearer of technological innovations crunched into a phablet form factor. How will the Note 4 look like? Seems that folks from GSMArena managed to get something for the internet.
With its Unpacked event coming up at IFA 2014, the Note 4′s launch may only be weeks away, and despite all this talk of quad HD displays, next-gen SoCs, and maybe even some sort of curved display, the Note 4 is no short of surprises. The leaked device is bigger than the Note 3 and much square in shape – with design cues taken from the Galaxy Alpha that leaked recently.
The phone looks legit otherwise, the home button, stylus all look like they could be the real deal. But with renders and clones becoming the thing, one can never say!
To boost up it’s lousy sales figures, Samsung is going to launch a new product this year. A new, better, well built phone is what the stakes are on. This new phone could very well be launched at an upcoming event. Today Samsung has started sending out press invites for an upcoming even in France for the IFA 2014.
Rumored Specs of the Galaxy Note 4 include : a 5.7inch QHD AMOLED display, 3GB RAM, a Snapdragon 805 and a 16MP Camera – which maybe made by Sony. Rumors of an added retina scanner keep making their rounds. Also there maybe a few surprises so stay tuned!
Samsung is apparently working on it’s Note 4 which is rumored to come with a flexible display measuring anywhere between 5.7-6 inches and would be sporting a 2K resolution. We still do not have bendable glass out commercially so that is odd. The source also claims that Samsung may not carry the usual faux leather design to the Note 4 and would instead make a metallic body. Again metallic and flexible at the same time – seems odd.
The camera on the Note 4 would be bumped up with a new sensor and a 16 MP resolution with Optical Image Stabilization. Samsung may eventually bring only a handful of these features or two but still then the Note 4 would be a hot device.
The Galaxy Note 4 is going to be a benchmarking device when it launches at IFA this year, if you cannot wait to know what’s going to be there on the device – then here are some leaks courtesy of @evleaks.
The list of leaked .APKS give us a fair idea of what is going to there onboard the Note 4. “VoiceNote4t” and “SamsungMusic_20” are pretty self explanatory themselves. What we are interested in is the “SStudio_WQHD” APK suggests that the Galaxy Note 4 will be packing a QHD display.
Samsung will continue to push it’s S Health service with a new version which is made evident with the “SHealth3_5”. There will be a suite of apps dedicated to photography as well, apps like “OutOfFocusViewer”, “PhotoStudio”, and “SmartSelfShot” are the apps that indicate this.
There is also one like the “VRSVC” APK which could very well be the app responsible to connect to Samsung’s new VR headset which is rumored to be in works. Just like the Oculus, Samsung is said to be making it’s own version which would have the technology to talk to mobile devices.
We do not have a date for the release of the Note 4 yet but it will be pretty soon and it will be this year.
A new software update is rolling out today, and it brings some welcome changes. This update is made available for Galaxy Note 3 devices in the UK. Talking about the two key features it brings, first being KNOX 2.0 that aims to provide a new layer of enterprise level protection for employees that companies can make use of. So yes hence KNOX comes in the way of root more than often so it is not desirable for tinkerers.
The second is the Samsung Download Booster that combines WiFi and 3G/4G data to get a boost in bandwidth and speed for larger files. If you are in the UK, then make sure to hit that “Software Update” option in the settings panel.