Samsung Electronics is world’s biggest mobile phone manufacturer. Samsung unveiled new two new versions of its phablet Note series at IFA, Berlin on 3rd September 2014. Samsung is the un-disputed king when comes to large screen phone market.
The new Galaxy Note 4 features a crispier, 5.7 inch display. This time Samsung seems to be returning back to its metallic fames. This device sports a Quad HD Display (2,560 x 1,440 resolution) with super AMOLED screen protected with corning gorilla glass. Starting with the Galaxy Alpha and now continuing on with the Note 4, it appears that Samsung recently began a new and improved style that features aluminum sides, chamfered edges and the company’s signature “leather-like” back. Yes, the Note 4’s frame is made of actual aluminum, not the usual faux-chrome plastic that’s supposed to look like its metal.
Performance and Features:
The Korean giant has focused on camera, look and feel of the device and accessories to attract gamers. The rear camera features 16 MP and front camera is blessed with 3.7 MP sensors. Note 4 runs on an octa-core Exynos 5433 chipset, which is split up into a 1.9GHz quad-core processor for bigger activities and a 1.3GHz quad-core for the menial tasks; everywhere else, the Note 4 will boast a 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 with a 600MHz Adreno 420 GPU. Both versions will feature 3GB of RAM, the same amount as the Note 3. Note 4 will be available with 2 internal memory variants 32 GB and 64 GB. It also features fingerprint scanner and heart beat sensor just like Samsung Galaxy S5. Additionally it has a UV light sensor at the back.
Samsung has added a Smart Optical Image Stabilization feature to its rear camera to enable users click crisp pictures to minimize shake effect. Another interesting feature of Note 4 is that it comes with a 90-degree shooting angle by default that can be extended to 120 degrees through a special “wide selfie” mode that takes three photos and stitches them together, just like a panorama shot.
Note 4 uses latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS and UI remains same as S5. Accessories are improved to excite gamers. Headsets are designed in a way that when turned on for gaming the device and accessories functions just like a gaming console. It is designed to offer great gaming experience through improved sound quality and lag free performance. Coming to Stylus, Samsung has doubled the pressure sensitivity.
S Pen: There’s a new pen mode specifically for calligraphy that takes advantage of the extra sensitivity as well; Samsung reps were proud of the fact that all of the lines still look incredibly smooth when you zoom in on them. It is important to mention a new software improvement.
Snap Note: You can take a picture of any note from a regular notepad, signs, piece of paper and within a couple minutes, the Note 4 can convert it into digital. Now you can erase and edit that information. There’s also a new Smart Select mode, which lets you select multiple images in a gallery with your pen, or multiple lines of text without having to long-press the screen and highlight it manually.
Samsung says the Note 4 will be available starting in October and will come in four color options: white, black, gold and pink. Some of the colors, like black and gold, feature different color accents on the metal sides, which go well with the rest of the device. Samsung has not confirmed the price of this device. AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint and US Cellular have all confirmed that they’ll carry the Note 4 when it launches.