Samsung has today officially announced the Galaxy Note 4, the follow-up to the exceptional Note 3.
The Galaxy Note 4 comes with a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, at 2560 x 1440, that results in Samsung's highest resolution screen. The rear-facing camera is 16-megapixels, while the front-facing camera has also been upgraded to 3.7-megapixels and a wider shooting angle (up to 120-degrees). The camera can record and playback in 4K UHD as well.
Like the Galaxy S5, the Note 4 will feature a Fast Charging USB port and Ultra Power Saving Mode, for those who need to get the most out of their battery when low on juice. According to Samsung, the Note 4 also has multiple microphones and a better speaker phone with noise cancellation. The device's built-in Voice Recorder includes eight directional voice tagging and "selective playback capability" that lets users listen to specific voices within a conversation.
The Galaxy Note 4 also gets a fingerprint scanner, which is found on the home button, as is the case with the Galaxy S5.
As for the S Pen, the stylus is aimed at having a more user-friendly Air Command function and there is a feature called Smart Select that lets users grab pieces of content from different areas and share them together.
Samsung also updated the housing of the Note 4, as it now features a metal frame, though the back case is still plastic, albeit with a soft texture back, eliminating the look of the Note 3's back.
Getting into the meatier parts of the phone, the Galaxy Note 4 will feature a Qualcomm 805 2.7GHz quad-core processor and will run on Android 4.4. The smartphone will also feature Bluetooth 4.1, 32 GB of internal memory (expandable with an SD card of up to 64GB), 3GB of RAM, and has a 3220mAh battery.
Samsung has not yet revealed an official release date but it is expected to arrive in October in gold, pink, black and white colors. Both T-Mobile and AT&T have already confirmed that they will be carrying the smartphone, though we'd expect Sprint and Verizon to follow.