There is no doubt that the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has smartphone and technology fans on the edge of their seats, and thanks to new leak that appeared on erafone (a popular Indonesian smartphone e-store) and Teknoup on Aug. 14 we can now have our first detailed look at the specifications of the most anticipated device of 2014.
Expectations for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 are very high, and the new device will have some big shoes to fill seeing as the Note 3 proved to be the most popular iteration of the device to date. Thanks to the new leak we can see just how powerful the new Galaxy Note 4 will be, and in true Samsung flagship fashion, the Note 4 is set to be a premium powerhouse device.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be fitted with a 5.7-inch, Quad-HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440x2560. The screen itself will be one of the most pixel dense displays on the market with a ppi (pixels per inch) of 515. There will be two versions of the Note 4 and they will be powered by either the highly anticipated Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor (North America and Europe), or Samsung’s own Octa-Core Exynos processor (Asia). The powerhouse phablet will be the first Android based smartphone to use 4GB of RAM, and it will come with either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of storage that can be expanded with microSD cards up to 128GB in size.
The ridiculously powerful Note 4 will feature a 16-Megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, and it will have the ability to shoot 4K video at 30fps (frames per second), and 1080p at 60fps. As you would expect, the Galaxy Note 4 will utilize Bluetooth 4.0, MHL 2 (Mobile High-Definition Link), microUSB3, and it will be running Google Android 4.4.3 KitKat out of the box. Unfortunately the leak does not specify what size battery the Note 4 will use, but one would assume it will be similar to the 3200 mAh battery that can be found in last year’s Galaxy Note 3.
The images of the Galaxy Note 4 that were leaked onto the web by GSMArena just a few days ago showed us that Samsung have decided to make the Note 4 look, and feel more like a premium flagship device. The overall form factor of the phone remains unchanged from the Galaxy Note 3, but the inclusion of an aluminum surround to break up the gobs of plastic that Samsung generally use is a nice touch, and the popular faux leather back panel from the Note 3 has returned to the new version of the phone as well.
As you can imagine, the huge Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes with a equally huge price tag. The leak from erafone suggests that the Note 4 will sell for IDR 9,499,000 which converts to roughly $812 off contract, however the price will likely be closer to $299 with a two year contract for the 16GB version of the device come release day.
Along with the news of the new Galaxy Note 4, rumors suggest that Samsung may also release a variant of the the device that features a 3-sided display. The rumors stem from the fact that Samsung applied for a trademark for a device called the Galaxy Note Edge. Earlier on in the year a high ranking Samsung executive also mentioned that the Galaxy Note would feature a new form factor. Other sources have also been quoted as saying that a Note with a new form factor will be released into niche markets in the very near future.
Samsung are expected to announce the latest version of the Galaxy Note on Sept. 3 at the Samsung Unpacked event which will be held simultaneously in NYC, Beijing, and Berlin.