Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is creating a big hype today due to its rumored upcoming launching on the market. This coming season, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is expectedly having its successor as a flagship device in Note series popularized by Samsung. Last year marked the launching of Galaxy Note 3 and then followed by Galaxy S5. In other words, one can assume that the next Note is arriving very soon.
At present, leaks, gossips, and rumors on when Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be released and what consumers have to anticipate about the device are apparently circulating the industry.
Note 4 Release Date
There are lots of speculations regarding the release date of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4. However, there is one firm hint that Note 4 release will be on September 3, which is represented by Samsung’s advice to “Note the date” written in its invitations for the IFA show.
Furthermore, Lee Young Hee, the chief of Samsung mobile segment, stated that it will launch the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in the second semester of 2014. Korea Times backed this statement by saying that the new Note gadget will be unveiled at the Berlin IFA show. Sources of Android news, including Korea Times, also made it particular to claim that September 3 will mark the launching of Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
The IFA show may indeed introduce Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to people now that Samsung had chosen the same event to launch its first three Note smartphones in the previous years. Plus, there are no contradicting rumors with regards to Note 4’s IFA launch.
IFA event will take place concurrently in three major cities, which include New York, Berlin, and Beijing. Besides the unveiling of Samsung Galaxy Note 4, it is possible that other Samsung flagship items will also be presented. UHD OLED TVs, home appliances, and Google Glass counterpart from Samsung may also be introduced during the event. According to reports as well, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may have its two versions differing in display. The first model has its flat OLED display for mass selling, whereas the second one will have a curved OLED screen for targeted marts.
Samsung product strategy team’s senior vice president, Yoon Han-kil, claimed to Reuters that there is a projected “new form factor” with the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Han-kil also followed up his statement confirming that Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is scheduled for release during the second semester of the year.
Screen Size and Build
The reports along with rumors claimed that Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may have its bigger display sporting 5.9-inch size. This is in consideration to the logic that the first Note had its 5.3-inch display, Note 2 has 5.5-inch screen, and the latest Note 3 has its 5.7-inch display.
However there are contradictions regarding the screen size of Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which include Korea Times report, Zauba statement, and Antutu benchmark results, which all claimed that Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will only have a 5.7-inch screen size.
Claims also indicated that although Samsung is obviously incrementing its Note screen sizes by 0.2 inch, this does not mean that the firm will make the next Note more than handful. If 5.9-inch screen size rumor is true, then you can say that Note 4 will have a very little limitation on what it can do, especially now that the 5.3-inch Note has long been praised for its excellent and high quality screen for gaming, movie watching, and music playing.
The back cover of Note 4 is projected to be similar to that of Samsung S4. On the other hand, if rumors that Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will stick with the Galaxy S5 structure, then the new Note will have a chassis dimpled faintly.
Although there are very limited rumors about the build of Samsung Galaxy Note 4, it is expected that the new Note will be lighter but much larger than Note 3.
Samsung’s official website suggested that that Note 4 may have its 2560 X 1440 QHD screen, which may line up with what LG have in its latest G3 smartphone. With the current trend, the smartphones set for unveiling may also implement the high resolution feature.
Erafone listing, on the other hand, claimed that Samsung Galaxy Note 4’s 5.7-inch QHD screen will have its 515 ppi pixel density, especially now that a 2k boost for Galaxy S5 LTE-A had already been obtained. In contrary to this rumor, another report indicated that the company may use 3480 x 2169 pixels resolution along with delivery of 820 ppi pixel density.
What’s more amazing about the current reports is that Samsung is planning to make Note 4’s display three-sided. At any angle of holding your phone, you will be able to view your apps effectively. The unique screen technology is also set for deflection. For 12 months now, the mock up phones representing Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are already sporting screen with turned up boundaries. There is no confirmation for this matter yet and no assurance whether Samsung will meet the expectations of consumers with regards to the impressive screen technology.
Samsung has long used the Super AMOLED screen technology, yet there is a possibility that Note 4 will have PLS LCD in its place. The reports indicated that the utilization of the screen technology may trim down the compensation of the firm by as much as 20%. The PLS LCD utilization is still under evaluation for use, which implies that AMOLED still has the potential for Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
The three-sided and bendable display of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is backed by a patent of Samsung, which defines the application of multi-sided and curved screen. The side screen shows a queue of buttons for settings, camera, and email. In other words, you may gain access to important apps even if you do not have to access the front screen of your phone.
There are reports stating that Samsung is indeed looking forward to using a flexible display for its flagship phones. There is also a pure assumption from ZDNet that the three-sided display has already been evaluated and a Galaxy Note Edge trademark has been seen by the source. With such claim, you can hint that Note 4 will have its curved edges. To back up this conjecture, South Korean reports also claimed that Samsung will unveil a three-sided display structured smartphone the next month, September.
With such assertion and uncertainty, the only thing sure about Note 4’s screen is the possibility of curvy screen.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is anticipated to run a 64-bit processor, which has an ARM core. If this claim is a fact, the product will certainly handle multitasking much easier.
The vice president of Samsung’s LSI sector for marketing, Kyushik Hong, indicated that Samsung is setting its sight and currently working on 64-bit processor today.
SamMobile, on the other hand, stated that Note 4 set for release in Europe will house an Exynos 5433 chip, whereas the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 for China, North America, Japan, and Korea will contain their Snapdragon 805 processor.
Erafone listing supports the mentioned claims above, indicating that Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be clocked at 1.3 GHz and fore cores. This listing also notes that the new Note may come in storage capacities, which are 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB. The existing memory will also be supported with microSD capacity available for upgrade by up to 128 GB. The listing also reckons that since the previous Note 3 has contained 3GB, the next Note may likely have 4GB in its package.
The new Note is reportedly having a better battery stamina feature. It will house a lithium-ion battery, which will keep your gadget powered up even for three days. Partnered with the physical battery of the smartphone, the product also has its Ultra Power Saving Mode in its software that is assumed to be more advanced than what Galaxy S4 has.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will likely have an improved camera feature as well. Obviously, everyone wants a smartphone that can capture images and videos of high quality. It is claimed that the new Note will have its slim line camera sporting 16-megapixels quality. Besides such, rumors indicate that the camera feature will be backed by technology for stabilizing optical pictures, which is necessary for high precision pictures. Even from miles away, you can expect the new smartphone to give you clear and high quality images through the help of augmented zooming capabilities.
Even if Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will only sport a 16-megapixel sensor, this does not mean that the smartphone will no longer deliver high precision images. The camera will still have its dual-LED flash and stabilization feature for images. The front-facing camera, on the other hand, is claimed to be having 3.6-megapixel or 2-megapixel sensor.
On the other hand, ET News report indicated that Samsung may be working on a 20-megapixel sensor for its devices, which may be released this second semester of the year that matches the rumored Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launch. With such claim, you can declare that Note 4 may have the best camera feature among all Samsung smartphones.
If the 16-megapixel or 20-megapixel sensor will not become a reality, it can be said that Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will pack a 12-megapixel sensor with assurance of optimal image stabilizer technology. The hearsays indicated that dropping the megapixel quality to 12 may be due to the purpose of Samsung to keep the smartphone thin in build.
Another source spoke to Sammobile and claimed that Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will have 16-megapixel sensor camera labeled Sony IMX240. The camera is set with a 3840 x 2160 resolution, HD video-capturing feature, and as much as 30 frames per second. If this hearsay is true, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will also sport a front camera having 3.7-megapixel sensor. Samsung is claimed to be planning a Side Touch button for easy image-capturing.
New camera modes are also hinted for the soon-to-be flagship smartphone of Samsung, which include Wide Selfie, Selfie mode, Create a GIF File, and Selfie Alarm modes. The last mode will automatically snap your images once your main camera detects your face.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is expected to run the new version of Android OS, which may be called as 5.0 or Lollipop. However, the report coming from Erafone stated that the new Note 4 will only house Android 4.4.3 KitKat.
The new flagship smartphone of Samsung may have its dust and waterproof build as well. According to recent reports, the company had recently dropped the use of Laser Direct Structuring antenna and replaced it with high-performing in-mold antenna, which is considered to be much easier to waterproof compared to the former antenna. If the rumors are true, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be among the gadgets that can be splashed without terminating unexpectedly. The product can be resistant to water up to half an hour and may stay open without shutting down under water of about 3 feet or 1 meter.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 waterproof capability may follow suit Sony’s tradition of using waterproof features in its high-performing and flagship phones like Xperia Z1 Compact.
Retina Scanning Feature
Hearsays claimed that Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will have its retina scanner in replacement for the common biometric scanning technology with the use of fingerprints. Samsung already provided a hint regarding the matter stating that improving smartphone security is what the firm envisions. The tweet is partnered with a picture depicting the use of the eye for unlocking the smartphone, which looks similar to a Note phablet.
In contrary to the speculations, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may still be packed with a fingerprint scanner that is available on the front screen. The scanning device may be structured in place of the smartphone’s home screen button. If Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will have its ID solution instead of retina scanning technology, the new Note will have its fingerprint features for PayPal payments, screen lock, account verification in Samsung, and private mode setting.
The casing of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is expected to be made up of aluminum instead of plastic material. The reports also indicated that Samsung is opting for a plastic casing replacement with the use of covering from aluminum and magnesium.
In order to make the product’s protection two-fold and intuitive, Sammobile claims that the smartphone will sport an ultrasonic cover as part of its accessory. The cover will give signals whenever objects are detected next to the smartphone. Nonetheless, the material is not set for tracing drop-offs.
The cost of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is also a talk-about in the industry. There are no exact reports regarding the retail price of the smartphone, yet it is expected that the off-contract package may increase compared to Note 3’s off-contract value. Note 3 has been retailed at off-contract worth of $700, whereas its contract price is $300.
On the other hand, Erafone listing indicated that Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may be retailed at an estimated $810, which is a price exclusive of taxes in the local market.
In other words, despite not having a concrete idea on Samsung Galaxy Note 4’s price, you should start saving while you can.