The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is official in India, now after a long wait, and this matches the availability date for the Apple iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus in India. Interestingly, we are getting to hear that the Indian consumers are going to see the Snapdragon 805 variant of the device, just like the one in U.S.
To talk of specs, the Galaxy Note 4 has a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED Display, and internally there is a 2.7 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage (MicroSD card storage expansion to 64GB). The battery in the Note 4 has a capacity of 3220 mAh and it comes with a fast charging technology.
The phablet comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera with Smart OIS, Fast Autofocus and Live HDR, while the front 3.7-megapixel camera comes with F1.9 and a wide selfie mode with 120º angle.
Samsung has set the price of Galaxy Note 4 at Rs. 58,300. As a part of introductory offer, Vodafone is offering 2GB data per month for free for new subscribers, and for old subscribers, it would be 1GB data per month.
Earlier: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Announced – Here’s Everything You Wanted to Know
Samsung drops the anchor! You knew this was coming, didn’t you? Samsung announces the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 at the Unpacked Event at IFA 2014, Berlin. The Note series is where Samsung always has looked to put more focus, and it has been only this company’s reign in the Phablet segment, ever since the Samsung Galaxy Note was launched, in 2011. It was always the IFA event chosen as the right time, and Samsung always stole the limelight because of the “Note”, which has garnered more appreciation from the fans when compared to the flagship “S” series smartphones from the company. The Note 4 is announced alongside the Note Edge, the fist device to have a curved screen on one side.
The color options this time are Charcoal Black, Frost White, Bronze Gold, and Blossom Pink. Having the QHD display, i.e. with the 2560×1440 pixels screen resolution, the Galaxy Note 4 contends against the likes of LG G3 but the Super AMOLED should play a part in making this look better than the Quad HD LCD on the LG G3. Samsung has chosen to keep the screen size no different than its predecessor, i.e. 5.7-inch is the same in Note 3 too, but there is a big improvement in the screen resolution. The internal powering in the Note 4 is by Snapdragon 805 for the US model (quad-core 2.7 GHz) and Octa-core 1.9 GHz for the International model.
The S Pen and its functionality is greatly improved, with the pen cursor working something like a mouse, as one could do some selection of content on text and images just like one does on the computer.
Camera wise, Samsung has not left anything ignored. The rear camera on the device will be a 16MP one with Smart Optical Image Stabilizer, and the front camera is a 3.7MP f/1.9 shooter, the first for a front facing camera. We should still keep ourselves on the ground until we can check out how good the quality of the front camera could be, but there is no question about the quality of the 16MP captures. There are some pretty cool modes and effects included, one of them being the Wide Selfie which takes 120-degree panoramic clicks with the front camera.
Hey, the Fingerprint Scanner is here, and the company claims that it is going to be an improved one. The Galaxy Note 4 is the first to have a UV sensor. The heart rate sensor on the rear side of the smartphone can be used not just for checking the heart rate (which is the primary function), but also to act as an optical shutter for the front camera for capturing pictures.
Running the Android 4.4 KitKat OS (so we should be seeing the Android L update when it is launched), the UI in Galaxy Note 4 has a dynamic lock screen, and the other features include Multi Window, Download Booster, S Health 3.5 and Briefing app.
Battery in the Galaxy Note 4 hasn’t seen much change in the capacity, but importantly, the 3220 mAh battery is coming with Fast Charging feature (Adaptive Fast Charging & QC2.0) and Ultra Power Saving Mode, which makes it even better for the Samsung Galaxy Note series, always famous for good battery life.
Samsung’s ultimate best series, the Galaxy Note lineup has always held an edge over any other phablet series in the market, thanks to the brilliant specs alongside the software which makes the user interface better for the usage along with the S Pen, an accessory that comes along with the device. Samsung is going to launch the Galaxy Note 4 this year, in the third quarter and the expected release date for it is – IFA 2014 where Samsung would be holding an event to announce the next best Note device.
It has been a trend from Samsung to launch the flagship smartphone in the first half of the year, and keep the sales booming with the Note series in the second half. After the Galaxy Note 3 was launched towards of the end of 2013, Samsung announced the Galaxy S5 during the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, and the device packed in quite a lot of new features, though we would not argue which were the ones users would take advantage of.
There are quite a lot of leaks around the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and most of them can be believed for the fact that Samsung won’t retain the same internal hardware that was used in the Galaxy S5 and as the S5 had the Snapdragon 801 chipset from Qualcomm, we are expecting the Note 4 to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC – and according to our sources, this chipset would be seen in the version to be sold in North America, South Korea, China, and Japan. The International variant which would be available in all the countries except for the four names mentioned above, is said to be coming with the latest Exynos SoC.
Though the word has it that the screen size of the new Note would be the same, 5.7-inch as in the Note 3, but Samsung is packing in a lot more pixels, to bring out the device with the 2560 x 1440 pixel Quad HD display. The resolution is almost confirmed, because SM-N910A, a model in Samsung’s website had details about the display, and Zauba, a website that tracks the imports and exports of goods, also listed the same model number with the similar resolution and screen size. It is fair to assume that if not the 5.7-inch display, Samsung might be keeping it under the 6-inch mark for now.
As for the other important details of the Galaxy Note 4, it is expected to carry a 16-megapixel rear camera along with the Optical Image Stabilization, and the features which the Galaxy S5 had – even including the 4K video recording. Although not confirmed, there is a word that Samsung is considering the inclusion of a UV sensor in the Note 4, for two purposes – better adjustment of brightness according to the surrounding conditions, and for easy transmission of data from the wearable devices to track the fitness, sleep and other data.
The final rumor for now, is that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will have two variants based on the external hardware – one with the flat display, and other with the curved display and the curved body, just like the Galaxy Round. It is unclear whether we might be seeing the S5-special features such as Finger scanner and Heart Rate Sensor.