Samsung has announced its next-generation phablet,Galaxy Note 4 -ahead of the IFA 2014 tech expo in Berlin. Galaxy Note 4 has a 5.7-inch display that is curved from the left to right. It is the first mainstream Samsung phone to feature a curved screen.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is a praiseworthy successor to the legendary phablet family with every feature put into overdrive. It’s the first Note not to grow the screen size, which remains at 5.7″, but it.
Samsung has enhanced the display resolution in Galaxy Note series, from Full HD (1080x1920p) in Note 3 to QHD (1440x2560p) in Note 4. Obviously,it is Super AMOLED covered by 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3. It has nearly 80% more pixels thanks to its new QHD resolution pushing the pixel density from 386ppi to 515ppi.
Under the hood, the Indian version of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has an octa-core processor (1.9GHz quad-core + 1.3GHz quad-core); the international variant has a 2.7GHz quad-core processor of mysterious make. The phablet comes with 3GB RAM and internal memory of 32GB(also support for 64GB microSD card). There’s a 3,220mAh battery powering the phablet with a provision of adding the optional Qi wireless charging panel if you like.
The camera department has been upgraded featuring a 16MP rear shooter with optical image stabilization. The front-facing camera has a 3.7MP resolution that allows users to take wide-angle selfies (120-degree).
Galaxy S5 features like fingerprint sensor embedded in the Home key and heart rate monitor on the back also finds a place in Galaxy Note 4. Samsung has also included a hall sensor and barometer in its new phablet. It features three microphones for noise suppression that is so advanced that a special app can silence selected sources of noise from an audio recording.
On the software side, Samsung has used an interface that is largely the same as that of Galaxy S5. The phablet will run Android 4.4 KitKat at launch with all the new TouchWiz features Samsung has come up since the Galaxy S5 launch .It also comes with additional software optimized to make use of the S Pen stylus. The accompanying software (S Note, Multi-window) has also been enhanced. The S Note app gets its own widget on the Galaxy Note 4, so that users can access the core functionality of the stylus as soon as they unlock it. A new Snap Note app will turn photos of printed documents into editable text.
The Galaxy Note 4 has a metal frame like the Galaxy Alpha and a faux leather back, which will come in Charcoal black, Blossom Pink, Bronze Gold and and Frosted white. There’s no water resistance though (again, like the Galaxy Alpha).