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Samsung has been in news for a long time, following up to its recent IFA presentation in Berlin. And most of the times it has been in news recently has purely been because of its then rumored Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet. However, all rumors have now been put to bed with the final unveiling of the device.
The new Galaxy Note 4 is a massive upgrade over its predecessors. With advances made in the overall tech and specs of the handset, Samsung has made sure it leaves no stone unturned in bringing out the biggest phablet release of the year.
Going through the specs of it once more, the new Samsung 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. And 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.
But while the specs look as exciting as ever, those shouldn't be just the reasons to buy the handset on release. Well, there's more to the handset than it actually meets the eye. And we take a look at the 5 reasons why the new Note should be your next big phablet buy.
We have seen numerous leaks and rumors before the eventual release of the Note 4. And most of them have talked about how Samsung would bring in a 5.7inch Super AMOLED displays screen for the handset. Well, not only does Samsung offer the similar display specs, but it also enters the qHD zone with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. Alongside support for 515ppi, we are guessing it will be a treat to the eyes.
While most of us were hoping for an external 128GB support via microSD for the new Note, Samsung decided to pas up on that. However, we are not really disappointed by what we are seeing here. Samsung, with the new Note, is offering 32GB of in-built storage. And if that isn't enough, try extending it with additional support for another 64GB. The handset also offers 3GB of RAM, contrary to the popular 4GB RAM story.
The new Galaxy Note 4 will be shipped with a 16MP camera with Optical Image Stabilization. And although it does not feature the rumored dual LED flash, the OIS feature comes alive while shooting videos to prevent shaky hands affecting it. In fact, it can record up to 2160p quality videos at 30fps.
So you like the handset, but not really the color combinations offered for it? Fret not, since the new Note will be available in "Charcoal Black," "Frost White," "Bronze Gold," and "Blossom Pink" color variants. The handset will reach global markets starting October 2014.
It feels quite good to see Samsung coming out of its "polycarbonate" shell and actually delivering a handset that's doesn't feel, well, cheap in hand. With the new Note, they successfully got rid of the plastic exterior and offered a handset that's decked with a thin and sleek metal band on the edges.
And with its elegantly curved corners, and the metal band having a matte finish, we are guessing it will match well with your fashion sense.