The date to note has finally arrived. Yes, we’re talking about the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the South Korean multinational electronics company has finally removed the wraps off its phablet at the IFA 2014 event in Berlin.
The unit is the same size as its predecessor – 5.7in, but it’s a one up in terms of screen resolution; that has been increased to QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels). This pushes its pixel density up from 386ppi to 515ppi. Its display is also made from Super AMOLED, 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3.
The phablet will come in two different variations – one will have a one with Snapdragon 805 chipset while the other, an Exynos 5433 chipset. Obviously, the type of processor that will be available might vary across the countries.
It will also be powered by Android 4.4 KitKat, together with the new TouchWiz features the company rolled out since the Galaxy S5 launch, and will boast a 3GB RAM. Looks like the rumours were pretty accurate with their leaks.
As for its features, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will sport a 16MP back camera and a 3.7MP front facing snapper. Keeping in mind all you selfie/wefie lovers, the company’s also included a Wide Selfie mode for the front camera that lets you shoot up to 120 degrees if you’re trying to squeeze in a group of people.
In addition to that, it has a redesigned S pen stylus (just like its entire Note range), updated accompanying software (includes the likes of the S Note and Multi-window), and three microphones that suppress noise. Since battery life is always a concern, Samsung’s bumped it up to a 3220mAh battery.
You’ll have a choice between four colour options on the faux leather backing – Frosted White, Charcoal Black, Blossom Pink, and Bronze Gold. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is said to be available sometime in October, but we’ll bring to you local pricing and availability as soon as we can.
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4's pricing isn't a shocker, breaking the thousand dollar barrier at S$1088. For colour options, you'll get two in Singapore - Charcoal Black and Frost White.
As usual, the three telcos, SingTel, StarHub and M1, will be selling the phone with a two-year contract. Registration of interest for the phablet through the telco starts from 2 October, 12 noon. To get the unit without a two-year contract on 2 October, you can place a S$50 deposit and pre-order it from Samsung Experience Stores at these locations
- Great World City
- Tampines Mall
- AMK Hub
- Jurong Point
Pre-order collections commence on 10 October, while island wide sales kick off on 11 October.