On Tuesday, various reports came out that indicated the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will have a 5.7-inch 2560 x 1440p QHD display. The current Galaxy Note 4 already has a 1080p display and it's hard to imagine anything more crisp. This would make the Galaxy Note 4 screen 515 dots-per-inch. Can the human eye really tell a difference between a screen that is 400 dpi and 515 dpi? In most cases, no. However, it is still quite an achievement to pack all those pixels on such a small screen.
"The Galaxy Note 4 will also have an even brighter screen that the Galaxy Note 3," Los Angeles Industry Analyst Paul Mueller tells us. He says the screen is like a larger Galaxy S5 screen, but only bigger. Mueller also says that like the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Note 4 will be dust resistant. However, there were conflicting reports of the casing.
Some sources state that the Galaxy Note 4 will have the same rubberized plastic texture of the Galaxy Note 3, which isn't actually that bad compared to the pure plastic cheapness of the Galaxy Note 2. However, others believe that the new Note will have an aluminum and glass casing like the iPhone 5s. Mueller tells us that the design has not been finalized yet.
The Galaxy Note 4 is expected to feature Samsung's new octa-core Exynos 5433 chip, while variants released in the United States, Korea and Asia will most likely feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor. The Note 4 will likely have 3GB of RAM, just like the Note 3.
The Galaxy Note 4 likely will run Google's Android 4.4 KitKat mobile operating system, although some rumors have claimed that it will arrive with the next version, expected to launch as Android 5.0 Lollipop. This likely will be skinned with Samsung's TouchWiz user interface, which has only become better in the past couple years.
The Galaxy Note 4 will feature the same 16MP camera as the Galaxy S5, but will now have optical image stabilization. Like the Galaxy Note 3, the new Note will also be able to shoot 4K video. Unfortunately, the Note 3 wasn't able to offer any type of digital stabilization for 4K videos, but let's hope that changes on the Note 4. We can hardly wait to get our hands on this!