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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!
Now sounds like a time that would make us think if Samsung is thinking to use these in the Galaxy Note 4. The screen is reportedly built on a plastic substrate that’s difficult to work with and only limited numbers will be available at first. The new Note cannot be a low volume device by any means.
There were rumors of two versions of the Note 4 – one of them with a conventional screen and the other could be this one. We’ll soon find out.
This update adds a couple of features that Samsung bought with it’s Galaxy S5, namely the Kids Mode and Download Booster. The Android version remains 4.4.2. The Kids mode allows safe handling of your data and payments when the mode is switched on, while Download Booster is something that actually may be much useful. It allows data to be pulled from the WiFi as well LTE so as to get a better bandwidth and speed.
A certain website claims to have news from trusted sources that confirm that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will carry a 5.7″ inch QHD resolution display(2560*1440 pixels)
The other rumored specifications of the Note 4 may include an Exynos Hexa-Core processor or a Snapdragon 801 with 4GB of RAM. A 20.1 MP ISOCELL camera with 4K recording capabilities. Memory options to even include a possible 128GB eMMC. The Note 4 would carry the Fingerprint scanner from the Galaxy S5 and would have similar IP certifications for water and dust protection.
With LTE and USB 3.0, the battery is also rumored to be somewhere around 3600-3800mAh. By the looks of these rumored specs, the Note 4 would be the beast that other phones would try to catch up with this year.
The Kitkat 4.4 update log includes performance snappiness and battery improvements. It will also bring fullscreen album art and camera shortcut on the lockscreen, transparent status bar, wireless printing capabilities among others.
Features like Samsung Knox, Samsung Wallet and the latest version of TouchWiz are all in the update package. The first country on the list is France. Incase you don’t get a notification then head over to Settings – About – Software Update.
Three-sided implicates that the display has its left and right sides bent to create additional zones where notifications from messages, email, incoming calls can appear. Reuters reports of a Samsung executive who has confirmed that Samsung is trying to make this new form factor a reality for the masses. The Note series always see the light of day months post its flagship Galaxy S series. This September, as always we shall see if the company does have a surprise for us.
Do you look forward to radical change in smartphone designs?
With MWC just around the corner , leaks are an interesting set of events that are much expected. Samsung is nailing double down on wearables and the next iteration of the Galaxy Gear watches are about to see the light of the day.
The one on the left is the more premium one as is clearly visible what is interesting is another, Galaxy Gear Neo which is featured on the right – well, that’s anyone’s guess, for now, but perhaps it’s a cheaper version of the Gear 2, with more basic specs. We’re just weeks away from Samsung’s Unpacked event that has 5 written all over it. So let’s wait and see how much of this get’s official and whatever hasn’t yet been leaked!
Source : @evleaks
KitKat hasn’t been kept aloof from the Galaxy lineup of devices unlike some other flagships who are yet to receive this latest Android update. Thankfully, Samsung came out and gave a list of smartphones so that owners could avoid the frustration of knowing whether or not their device would receive this update.
Devices scheduled to receive KitKat:
- Galaxy Note 3
- Galaxy Note II
- Galaxy S4
- Galaxy S4 mini
- Galaxy S4 Active
- Galaxy S4 Zoom
- Galaxy S III
- Galaxy S III mini
- Galaxy Mega
- Galaxy Light
- Galaxy Note 8.0
- Galaxy Tab 3
- Galaxy Note 10.1
- Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)
We really didn’t need Samsung to confirm many of these devices, as common sense made it pretty obvious that most newer products would see KitKat. Still, it never hurts to have official confirmation. When would these arrive? Don’t ask , just keep checking your settings panel for a notification.
Once in a while, an idea comes across, that is much so obvious and useful that you wonder why no one thought about it? We do know that smartphone authentication seems to be the next big thing and every tech giant is wanting to bring out their own take on it.
Samsung recently got a patent signed and iy is relatively straightforward, describing a system in which users first train the phone to recognize their signature, and can subsequently unlock the device by signing the screen. So a device like the Note can further leverage a stylus pen for using this feature.
But afterall, there is one issue here too, there are people who dont have consistent signatures, how does Samsung plan to work around that?!
Galaxy Note 3 Neo sports a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. The non-LTE (4G) version of the phone is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor (Samsung has not mentioned the name of the chip though). The LTE version is powered by a hexa-core processor, in line with earlier rumours. It’s powered by an A15 1.7GHz A15 dual-core plus 1.3GHz A7 quad-core chip. The RAM is down to 2 GB instead of 3GB and the camera is now 8MP instead of 13MP.