Samsung announced a new flagship phablet joining the company’s high-end Galaxy smartphones lineup, the fervently-awaited Galaxy Note 4. The device is said to be a refined version of its predecessor launched last year, the Galaxy Note 3. Though it is reported to be deprived of the Note 3’s shortcomings, there are no significant changes in the device’s design and functions. The new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is scheduled to debut later this year and major US carriers including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile promise to add the phone to their list of offerings.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Phablet
Samsung, just as ensured, gives their customers a completely new cutting edge device before they even become bored with their previous product. The new one is better and more swanky so there’s no wonder that every one expect it to be another massive success even when having to fight with such a strong competitor as the iPhone 6.
The Galaxy Note is an important device for the manufacturer. Since it embraces all the best hardware and design that Samsung can provide, it will definitely become the company next flagship setting the course for next oversized devices. So, even if we had already known almost everything about the phone’s specs before Samsung managed to announce it officially, let’s check one more time what the phone offers to its future users.
Starting from the body design, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is almost identical with the Galaxy Note 3 when it comes to its back and front sides look. The only element that differs its front side from what we met in other Notes are the slightly curved on their sides and raised above the frame edges of glass covering the Note 4’s screen, this is what the manufacturer calls 2.5D glass profile.
The back houses the same features as the Galaxy S5, so we may find a 16-megapixel main camera with optical image stabilization technology and a heart rate monitor covered with a plastic removable back cover, which hides a standard removable 3,000 mAh battery, microSD card slot and micro SIM.
But, it is the front side that features the most significant changes. Looking at the phone’s front we will definitely be attracted by its Super AMOLED 5.7-inch Quad HD display with resolution of 2560x1440p, whose high pixel density at 515 ppi delivers the user outrageously sharp and vivid images. Going deeper, the front side houses a selfie-focused 3.7 front-facing shooter with f/1.9 lens that is reported to give 60 percent higher light sensitivity.
Furthermore, the working on Android 4.4, the Galaxy Note 4 runs a 2.7 GHz quad-core processor coupled with 3GB RAM and sports 32GB or 64GB of built-in storage that can be expanded. In terms of connectivity, the phablet supports LTE connectivity of two: 4 and 6 categories. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC are also under the hood.
Additionally, since the Galaxy Note line has always been strongly connected with use of a stylus, there’s no surprise that the newest family member comes along with the innovative and said to be very precise S-Pen, which main role is to make the input even more comfortable and convenient. The Galaxy Note 4 is able to adopt to it’s user style of writing by tracking its pressure, nib tilt and speed. So dependently on how you write, you can pick between two virtual pen: a fountain pen and calligraphy pen which reportedly replicate the true ink experience.
Samsung plans to officially launch the Galaxy Note 4 to stores this October. The phone is speculated to cost something around $299 in highly probable two-year contract option and around $750 in off-contract offer.
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