Initially expected to debut at Unpacked Ep.1, little more than leaked images and concepts of the Note 4 surfaced. It was however clear that Samsung would have to make major improvements to this year’s Note if they wanted to keep up with the competition.
Fortunately Samsung delivered. While the Galaxy Note 4 maintains the same screen size (5.7-inches), it now sports a QHD AMOLED display. This not only means an 80% increase in the number of pixels – 386ppi to 515ppi – but also a larger range of colours.
Powering all those pixels is a 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 3220mAH battery and 32GB of internal storage (upgradable via microSD card slot). Also included, among the customary barrage of sensors, is the Galaxy S5’s heart rate monitor.
Samsung continually strives to ensure that photos taken with its flagship phones are of the highest quality possible and therefore improved both the front and rear facing cameras. The Note 4 features a 16-megapixel rear facing camera with Smart OIS and a 3.7-megapixel front facing camera.
The Note 4 will continue to run TouchWiz on top of Android 4.4 although improvements have been made to feature a flatter design akin to Android L.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 will be available in black, white, gold and pink come October, however no price tag has been set as of yet. Expect it to be in the £500 to £600 price range.
Samsung has struck a number of partnerships to create accessories for the Galaxy Note 4 in preparation for its imminent launch.[box]