At the IFA trade program in Berlin, Samsung just took the wraps off the Galaxy Note 4, and as predicted, it’s a beast of a device. For the most part, it’s really much as we expected, with a stunning-looking quad-HD display and equally-impressive video camera, and below, we go with each and every element of this all-new addition to the market-leading phablet series.
Features And Specs
Although the design isn’t really dissimilar to that of the preceding Note 3, it is rather various in numerous aspects. With a metal surface around the edges, it’ll feel more superior to the touch, and for the most part, it looks simply like the recently-announced Galaxy Alpha.
Offered how Samsung’s Note must provide professional facilities such as detachable battery and expandable memory, a unibody finish comparable to the HTC One M8 was never ever going to be on the cards, but for those who’ve continuously complained the all-plastic finish, the Note 4′′ s outer shell provides a touch of finesse.
The removable back cover, on the other hand, is of the very same textured plastic that it has always been.
The Galaxy Note 4 will certainly arrive in 4 various colors; black, white, gold and pink, so there’s plenty to select from in this regard.
Regardless of the bump in specs, which we’ll go into more aspect of below, it’s still a fairly lightweight gadget, tipping the scales at an affordable 176 grams.
The profile of the gadget, on the other hand, clocks in at 153.5 mm x 78.6 mm x 8.5 mm.
One of the heavily-lauded functions of the Galaxy S5 earlier on this year was the display, and given the continued resemblances in between Galaxy S and Galaxy Note, it’s no surprise that the Galaxy Note 4′′ s display is likewise a little bit of a humdinger. The 5.7-inch panel – – notably the very same size as that of the Note 3 – – is a terrific bargain sharper than that of its predecessor. The quad-HD Super AMOLED display clocks in a resolution of 2560 x 1440, and suffice to state, you will not be noticing any pixels whatsoever.
Samsung has actually also secured the new display with enhanced screen glass, which is stated to be significantly tougher than that of the Galaxy Note 3, so you’re less most likely to come across scratches or fractures.
Based on your country and carrier, you’ll either get a 2.7 GHz quad-core processor or a 1.9 GHz octa-core chip, however both models will be accompanied by a monstrous 3 gigs of RAM.
In addition to Category 6 LTE, there’s Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g / n/ac, and together with typical Bluetooth 4.1, NFC and infra-red, the Note 4 packs a swathe of sensing units including accelerometer, distance, barometer, finger scanner, UV, and heart-rate sensing unit.
When it comes to storage, you get 32 GB of on-board memory across the board, however as ever, this is expandable by ways of a microSD slot.
We were likewise wowed by the Galaxy S5′′ s rear-facing shooter, and although we’ll need to check out the Note 4 hands-on prior to we can make any conclusive judgments, the omens are definitely excellent based entirely on the specifications.
The device packs a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with Smart Optical Image Stabilization. According to Samsung, this Smart OIS will “counter-balance camera shake and automatically extend exposure time in dark settings.”
The front-facing, meanwhile, is a surprisingly excellent 3.7-megapixel providing with f1.9 and as much as 120 degree wide-angle shots. So, yes, the Galaxy Note 4 – – with its massive screen and solid front shooter – – is certainly made for selfies.
The S Pen is the vital differentiator between the Note and the rest of Samsung’s lineup, and as was alluded to in the teasers leading up to today’s announcement, the well known stylus has likewise been fine-tuned for a more satisfying, efficient efficiency.
As Samsung describes, it feels more like a real pen, and if you’re brought in to the Note series based upon the S Pen mainly, then you’re in for a real treat this time around. With calligraphy and fountain pen alternatives along with Smart Select enabling you to record, save and share numerous pieces of content at the same time, the S Pen has actually been greatly boosted, and based upon exactly what we’ve just heard, we can not wait to offer it a try.
Samsung’s own TouchWiz experience seems the focal point of the Note 4′′ s software enhancements. The company’s branded overlay has actually been tidied up, with a fresher user interface and less clunky functionality, while also presenting Dynamic Lock Screens.
Working in collaboration with Yahoo!, Dynamic Lock Screens will certainly make your lock screen feel even more alive and animated, with wallpapers altering based upon weather condition patterns, and although this isn’t a game-changer by any methods, it’s still a pleasant addition to the fold.
Somewhere else, there’s S Wellness 3.5, Download Booster, improved multi-window multitasking, and generally, the experience ought to feel far more fluid.
According to Samsung’s main press release, the Galaxy Note 4 will present with Android 4.4 KitKat right off the bat.
The Galaxy Note 4 consists of a tremendous 3,220 mAh battery to keep things ticking over, and offered the range of hardware that Samsung has packed into its latest and greatest, the gadget will need each drop of this sizeable battery pack.
The complete set of tech specs of the Galaxy Note 4 are as follows:
Rate and Launch Date
The Galaxy Note 4 will be offered in October, and at the time of composing, the rate hasn’t been exposed yet, however when it is, we’ll update this post accordingly.