On Wednesday morning, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 4, a flagship device that includes a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display and 3GB of RAM. Samsung also claims that the Note 4 has a 7.5% better battery life and and can charge in 30 minutes. Despite what Apple fanatics claim, this may be the smartphone of the year.
Unfortunately, Samsung will not release the Galaxy Note 4 in the Unites States until early October. This is a big mistake according to Los Angeles Industry Analyst Paul Mueller. "The new iPhone will be released in a couple of weeks and take away all the good attention from the Galaxy Note 4. In terms of marketing, this does not look good for Samsung--at all," Mueller tells us.
However, Miller perhaps doesn't realize that even though Apple will release the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in a couple of weeks, the 5.5-inch phablet version likely won't be available for another month. Thus, it's likely that the consumer Samsung is targeting will be able to buy the Galaxy Note 4 before the iPhone 6 phablet.
Samsung is also thinking about the long term and launching a virtual reality headset for the Galaxy Note 4 later this year. The Gear VR headset, made by Oculus, requires no wires at all. One of our major complaints about the Oculus Rift DK2 is the fact that the device gets easily tangled up in wires, making it somewhat uncomfortable to use. This won't be the case with the Galaxy Note virtual reality headset, although we wonder if the Note is powerful enough to provide a proper virtual reality experience.
You can get a good idea of how the Galaxy Note 4 and the new virtual reality set works here. We can hardly wait to get our hands on this!