Samsung has finally revealed the Galaxy Note 4. We’ve got the all the details you need about the features, specs, and design of this new phablet. Read on to learn more.
Samsung does fashion. Drink it in ladies and gents. pic.twitter.com/yTHp2P6dDq
— Matt Brian (@m4tt) September 3, 2014
Above is one of the high-end covers for the Note 4.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is a scant 8.5 mm thick (or “thin” as they sold it on the Unpacked stage). Ars Technica has a full run-down of the specs on this new phablet:
“The company has gone with a 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, up from a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 in the Note 3. The Note 4 has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, which, while it is hopefully faster, matches the Note 3’s spec sheet…A MicroSD card slot can boost storage by up to 64GB. “
2. Special Features
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 looks and feels like a premium device (hands-on) http://t.co/e6rLrb74cr
— Engadget (@engadget) September 3, 2014
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4’s main selling point is its large screen, with dynamic images that really pop as your wallpaper. It’s like having a small tablet in your pocket. The 5.7-inch Quad HD super AMOLED screen is designed to provide a sharp, clear picture. Plus, the large screen makes it easy to multi-task. Multi-window functionality is now located inside the recent key, which makes it easy to switch between apps. You can swipe to minimize an app, and then open another app to look at different info.
3. Battery Life
Get a closer look at this phone in the video above from Android Authority.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has some nice battery features. There is a “fast charging mode,” which lets you from from zero percent battery life to 50 percent battery life in about 30 minutes. The battery has also been designed to have 7.5 percent less battery consumption. The battery itself has been scaled up from the Note 3, from 3,200mAh to 3,220mAh in the Note 4.
Check out the podcast above for more info on this phone, and other new phones at IFA 2014.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 event revealed that the device will have a 16 MP back camera with image stabilization, plus a 3.7 MP front camera. The front camera has been designed to capture more light (and therefore, better selfies.) You can use the heart rate sensor on the back of the device as a shutter button when you take selfies.
5. Other Notable Features
Go hands-on with the Gear VR in the PC Mag video above. The Gear VR only works with the Note 4.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 S-Pen is faster than using your finger for certain tasks on the Note 4. The “next evolution” of the S-Pen is notable because it has improved handwriting ability, enhanced sensitivity, and the ability to use a “fountain pen” or “calligraphy” setting for your notes. S-Pen now lets you “clip” content images from websites or text messages, and then share them via email or text. You can also make notes using your voice, snaps, or the S-Pen.
There are some cool sound features as well. The Note 4 can record noise from multiple directions in a room, and then play back the noise from selected directions as well. That means you could record a conversation with a group of people, and then replay just one person’s part of the conversation there.