Finally the most awaited device from Samsung - the Galaxy Note 4 has been unveiled at the IFA 2014 tech show in Berlin along with its premium variant - the Galaxy Note Edge that has the potential to attract almost all kinds of smartphone users with its super attractive curved display which is wrapped around along the sides of the phone as well.
The regular variant of the 4th generation Galaxy Note smartphone according to Samsung comes with ample improvements including the signature ingredient of the Note series smartphones, which is the S-Pen.
However, even with the new Galaxy Note 4 smartphone, Samsung has chosen to not go with the metal casing. Nevertheless, the tech titan has retained the metal frame and the metallic finish in the new device of the Galaxy Alpha smartphone that was recently launched. The smartphone will be offered in frosted white, charcoal black, bronze gold and blossom pink color variants.
As fas as the specs are concerned, the Galaxy Note 4 sports the rumored 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display offering a QHD resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. Moreover, the device churns out the enormous pixel density of 515ppi. The display also employs Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which makes it quite a rugged phone at least in terms of resisting scratches.
The latest offering from Samsung can also be called as the most powerful device as it utilizes Qualcomm's latest SoC - the Snapdragon 805 comprising of quad-core 2.5GHz Krait 450 CPU with Adreno 420 GPU.
As expected the handset will also be offered in octa core variant. This one will be powered by company's proprietary Exynos CPU, which packs an octa-core processor with four Cortex-A57 clocked at 1.9GHz and four Cortex-A53 tuned to 1.3GHz. This one would use the Mali-T760 Graphic unit. The only difference between the two models is that the Snapdragon model offers LTE Cat.6 (300Mbps) connectivity, while the Exynos version gets LTE Cat.4 (150Mbps).
Both the variants will be capable of performing a heavy multi-tasking operations as it uses a 4GB of RAM. The Note 4 runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat with the latest version of the home-backed TouchWiz UI layered on top.
As usual, the Galaxy Note 4 will be made available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB on-board storage variant, and all these three devices support microSD card for memory expansion up to 128GB.
In the imaging aspect, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 brings in the 16 megapixel Sony IMX240 camera sensor with optical image stabilization and dual-LED flash. It is capable of sooting 4K UHD videos at 30fps. At the front, users will get to see a 3.7 megapixel sensor, which is capable of shooting images and videos in WQHD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels).
Connectivity options that Samsung has provided in the Galaxy Note 4 smartphone include: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS with GLOSNASS and 4G LTE support.
The Galaxy Note 4 is fueled by a 3,220 mAh battery and the company claims that the phone is itself a very less energy consuming device.
Other components that make the device ultra-premium are the S-Pen support and a fingerprint scanner for performing tasks like screen lock, private mode authentication and Samsung or PayPal account verification. Further the heart-rate monitor has also been put to use in the new phone.
Making everyday tasks much faster and easier, the Galaxy Note 4's S Pen has been specifically evolved to serve as the primary tool that users go to for common, everyday mobile device use. This new S Pen offers a much more authentic pen experience.
The S Pen also introduces a more user-friendly Air Command functionality along with other intuitive features such as Action Memo, Screen Write, Image Clip and Smart Select that allow users to create and collect content with ease. A new Smart Select feature enables users to easily piece together content from different origins, and share it with ease.
The Galaxy Note 4 also provides users with a choice of multiple, seamless note-taking methods integrated with Samsung's S Note application that allows everyday tasks to get done faster and more easily. In addition to typing and writing, the innovative Snap Note feature allows users to take a picture of their notes on a paper or a classroom board, and then quickly and easily convert to the S Note. They can also further unleash their creativity by jotting down their thoughts quickly with the Voice Memo.
Premium and Functional Design
The Galaxy Note 4 introduces a new sleek and stylish Galaxy design language. The device features a premium metal frame with fluid curvature that seamlessly blends with the device display. The Galaxy Note 4's 2.5D glass screen, inherited from the Galaxy S3, offers extra protection while perfectly complementing the device's rich viewing experience.
The Galaxy Note 4 will be available in "Charcoal Black," "Frost White," "Bronze Gold," and "Blossom Pink" in global markets starting October 2014.