Yesterday was a pretty big day for the South Korean giant at IFA – after months of rumours and leaks, the company finally launched the much-awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and the Galaxy Note Edge with a curved display. Both bring a number of upgrades and new features, so we’ll go over some of these and their main specifications today. 🙂
A Worthy Successor: Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Another member of the Note family, and the successor to the powerful and popular Galaxy Note 3. Samsung didn’t change the screen size on its new phablet, but decided to keep it at 5.7in. The main difference, however, is that the Super AMOLED display now has 80% more pixels than the previous Note models thanks to the new QHD resolution with a pixel density of 515ppi.
To make your display experience complete, the Galaxy Note 4 will arrive with a revamped S Pen that offers a better grip, and features such as Air Command, S Note, and Direct Pen input. Furthermore, there’s also a new Snap Note app that turns your photos of printed documents into text you can easily edit.
Processor, Storage and OS
Like most of Samsung’s devices nowadays, the Note 4 will also arrive in two versions – one with a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, the other with Samsung’s octa-core Exynos 5433 one. Both models will have 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable built-in storage, and both will run Android 4.4 KitKat with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top.
The Note 4 sports a main 16-megapixel camera with Smart OIS, and a 3.7-megapixel front-facing shooter. The rear one offers HDR, Selective Focus, Rear-cam Selfie, Beauty Face, Shot & More, and a number of other new features, while the front one comes with the options such as Selfie and Wide Selfie.
-Li-Ion 3,220mAh battery, Fast Charging
-4G LTE Cat 4 and 4G LTE Cat 6 (depending on the country and model), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS/GLONASS/Baidu, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, IR LED (Remote Control), USB 2.0
-Download Booster, S Health 3.5, Dynamic Lock Screen, Briefing
-Fingerprint Scanner, Heart Rate Monitor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, Hall Sensor, UV, etc.
The Galaxy Note 4 will become available in October, but the pricing details are yet to be announced.
A Curved Beauty: Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
On the inside, the Note Edge is pretty similar to the Galaxy Note 4, but the screen is where it differs from its sibling. Namely, the folded side gives you 160 pixels more, which means that it comes with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels. It’s the only device of this size with a resolution that high, making it wider than the Note 4.
So what can this curved display do? When your phone is locked, it can display time and notifications (Quick Glance info), and when you wake the screen, you’ll see notifications for all sorts of features, including the flashlight, timer, shortcuts, and a ruler. It’s when you unlock the phone that the things get really cool – you can keep your shortcuts on the side, for example, which makes it easier for you to use your phone. You can use the curved display to multitask between several screens, and even put individual apps on the sides, to keep the main screen clean. The possibilities are, truly, vast.
Dimensions: 151.3 x 82.4 x 8.3mm
Screen: 5.6in Super AMOLED
Processor: 2.7GHz, quad-core, Snapdragon 805 or Exynos 5433
Storage: 32GB/64GB (expandable, up to 64GB)
Camera: 16MP with Smart OIS (main); 3.7MP (front-facing)
OS: Android 4.4.4 KitKat
The Note Edge should launch by the end of 2014.
What do you think about Samsung’s new phones? 🙂0