The first Galaxy Note has been released last two and a half years and the Note Series has later become one of the most demanded handsets of all time. Many witnessed the success of Galaxy Note II and Note 3 on the market and though there are various attempts to chasten Samsung’s domination in the phablet market, Samsung remains king. As the war among phablet developers (Nokia, LG, Sony, and HTC) continues, so thus the release of favored Note series. So far, there is not solid guarantee that the new Note handset will be released on September, but recent rumors influx is strengthening the claim.
Samsung records showed that Galaxy Note series has been released more or less in the month of September. With this logic on hand, it can be projected that Galaxy Note 4 will be launched the same month. Samsung somewhat provided a major hint regarding the handset’s release. Invitations for the pre-IFA 2014 Samsung Unpacked event has been distributed already with an advice “Note the date”. The clue stirred people’s interest into believing that the new Note device will be launched the same date.
The Korean Times backed the idea of Samsung releasing its new Note 4 during the event. The statement enclosed in the news indicated that Samsung will introduce its Note 4 phablet, Google Glass counterpart, home appliances, and UHD OLED TVs at the affair. Besides, the new phablet is anticipated to have two models, which are Note 4 having flat OLED display and another with curved OLED display. The given remarks were claimed addressed by Samsung partner executive.
It seems that Note 4 is definitely set for release this year since the vice president of Samsung product strategy team, Yoon Han-kil, already declared that the forthcoming Note 4 will have a new form factor and is scheduled to be launched within the second six-month period of 2014.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is projected to have 5.9-inch display, which is an assumption based on the increments of Note screen sizes. The first Note had 5.3 inches, the second had 5.5 inches, and the present Note 3 had its 5.7 inches screen. If this hearsay is indeed a fact, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will compete with LG G Pro 2 and HTC One Max. Nonetheless, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will still be subdued by Sony Xperia Z Ultra’s 6.4-inch screen display.
Hope deferred can still be anticipated as various reports contradicted the 5.9-inch display of Note 4, stating that the new phablet will retain Note 3’s 5.7-inch size. The claim is backed by statements from Zauba and Korea Times.
Aside from its suggestively larger screen size, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will sport a perforated texture and plastic material. Nonetheless, the idea of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 matching Samsung Galaxy S5’s design is not yet confirmed. The rumors only hinted that Note 4 will have its Copper Gold and Electric Blue versions.
It won’t be difficult to project that Note 4 will have a liquid-resistant material, which can be backed by the fact that S5 will carry the IP67 rating for water resistance.
It is also supposed that Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will come with an S Pen, which is alleged to be improved yet facts regarding the tweak are not yet released.
The official website of Samsung to some extent revealed Note 4 having a QHD screen and a 2,560 x 1,440 pixel resolution. This is feasible since LG G3 is already sporting the display attribute. Now that Galaxy S5 LTE-A has its 2K boost, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 having a pixel density of 515 ppi and QHD Super AMOLED display is plausible.
Under the Hood Specs
Reports suggested that Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will run Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor and is clocked at 2.7 Ghz. It will house Adreno 420 GPU and quad-core Krait 450 chip. However, it is practical for Samsung to launch Note 4 having various processors depending on the marketplace. In other words, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 having Exynos 5433 octa core processor is also a likelihood.
There are no sufficient hints regarding the storage space of Note 4. So far, an update about Note 4’s capacity indicated that US mobile carriers will retail Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with 32 GB storage, which include Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T.
A slight tweak on the camera feature of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may be expected. ET News reported Samsung undertaking the 20-megapixel sensor development, which is stated to be launching by the second semester of 2014.
Since Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is possibly scheduled for release by September, it can be declared a major prospect for the new camera sensor. With Galaxy S5 sporting a 16-megapixel camera sensor and Note 3 having 13-megapixel camera, one can predict that Note 4 will represent Samsung’s finest camera handset.
As for the retail value of Samsung Galaxy Note 4, one can expect the new Note to be costly. It is estimated that Note 4 will be as pricey as Note 3 having a worth of $299 for a two-year contract with a mobile carrier in the United States.