Samsung has unveiled, during the company’s IFA press conference, the next generation of its widely popular flagship phablet series – the Galaxy Note 4.
“The Galaxy Note series signaled extraordinary innovation within the technology industry. Its larger screen size and iconic S Pen technology launched a new standard in smartphone culture,” said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics. “With the introduction of the Galaxy Note series, we brought the age-old culture of the pen and notepad into the digital world. The new Galaxy Note 4 introduces the most refined Note experience to-date by combining all the latest technology that users expect from the Galaxy series.”
With the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung has decided to step away from their conventional design philosophy by doing away with their usual all-plastic construction and surrounding the Galaxy Note 4 in a metal frame along with the Note 4’s soft-textured back cover and 2.5D glass screen. The front of the Note 4 notably features the 3.7-megapixel f1.9 front-facing camera and the device’s fingerprint sensor similar to the Galaxy S5. The rear of Note 4 features the 16-megapixel camera with Smart IOS.
The Galaxy Note 4’s screen is a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The large screen and Quad HD resolution enables users to use the improved Multi Window mode which lets users choose whether their apps are displayed in full, split, or pop-up view. Users can easily change the size and positioning of their apps on screen just by using simple gestures. The Note 4 also keeps all the S Pen and S Note features found on the previous Galaxy Note 3 but with improvements to features like Air Command, Action Memo, Screen Write, Image Clip, and Smart Select.
On the inside the Galaxy Note 4 is powered by either a 2.7GHz Quad-core or 1.9GHz Octa-core processor depending on the region, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot for more storage, and a 3,220mAh battery. Connectivity-wise, the Note 4 supports WiFi 802.11ac, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, and either 3G or 4G/LTE connectivity.
The Galaxy Note 4 will be available in Charcoal Black, Frost White, Bronze Gold, and Blossom Pink, worldwide starting in October. Samsung did not reveal an SRP for the new device for any region.