Samsung Announces the New and Improved Galaxy Note 4

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At the IFA 2014 in Berlin today, Samsung announced the successor in its line of Note phablet devices.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 doesn’t look much different from its predecessors in terms of design, however there are dozens of improvements on the inside.

The screen size of  Note 4 remains the same at 5.7”, but now it packs even more pixels, sporting a Quad HD 2560 x 1440 resolution (which converts to 515ppi pixel density). As usual its a Super AMOLED screen, protected by 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 layer.

Note 4 isn’t a plastic phone any more, it incorporates the metal frame from Galaxy Alpha, which replaces the chromed plastic used in the earlier editions and gives a more premium feel. The faux leather back remains unchanged, however the stitching pattern is now gone.

Fingerprint scanner and heart rate sensor — first used in Galaxy S5 — are added to Note 4, however it missed the water resistance feature once again. This Samsung Galaxy Note 4 also brings a redesigned S Pen stylus, which offer improved sensitivity and better grip.

On the inside Note 4 is powered by a quad-core 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 processor, Adreno 420 GPU, 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage with an option to expand it via microSD card.

For some markets — including Pakistan — a separate version will be launched featuring 64-bit octa-core 1.9GHz Exynos 5433 processor with Mali-T760 GPU.

The camera department has been upgraded as well with a 16-megapixel primary sensor and optical image stabilization. It can record 4K videos and the software UI has also been improved. On the front there is a secondary 3.7-megapixel sensor with a large f/1.9 aperture.

Note 4 is powered by a 3220mAh removable battery, which supports Adaptive fast charging and Quick charge 2.0. It reduces the charging time and phone gets 50% charge in just 30 minutes with selected AC adapter, just like VOOC in Oppo phones which goes 75% in 30 minutes.

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On the software side, the newest Note 4 runs on Android KitKat 4.4.4 along with Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz on top of it. The interface has been tweaked a little and the built in applications like S Health and S Note are also improved.

Samsung said that the Galaxy Note 4 will be available in select markets during October, but the pricing details haven’t been announced yet. Keeping the past experiences in mind, we can assume that this device will make its way to Pakistan’s market in late December.

Here are specs of Note 4 for your review:

  • Operating system: Android 4.4.4 KitKat
  • Networks: 3G, 4G LTE
  • Processor:
    • 2.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor
    • 1.9 GHz Octa-Core (1.9GHz Quad + 1.3GHz Quad-Core) Processor
  • Design:  153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5mm, 176g
  • Display: 5.7 inch (143.9mm) Quad HD Super AMOLED (2560 x 1440)
  • Memory
    • 32 GB Internal memory + micro SD slot (up to 64GB)
    • 3GB RAM
  • Cameras:
    • Rear Facing: 16 megapixel autofocus camera with smart OIS
      Front Facing: 3.7 megapixel camera with f/1.9 aperture
  • S Pen features : Air Command (Action Memo, Smart Select, Image Clip, Screen Write), S Note, Snap Note, Direct Pen Input
  • Additional features: Multi Window, Ultra Power Saving Mode, Voice Recorder, Download booster, S Health 3.5, Dynamic Lock Screen, Briefing
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80) MIMO PCIe, NFC, Bluetooth® v 4.1 (BLE, ANT+)
  • Battery:  Standard battery, Li-ion 3,220mAh, Fast Charging (Adaptive Fast Charging & QC2.0)


  • Basalat Khan

    First! :p

    • kokab

      Second :P

      • Tariq

        khwar log

        • kokab

          then what are u doing here.. get out

  • BS

    Sick of these Large Plates -_-

  • Pogo

    Not impressed.

  • PCMaster

    Meh. Waiting for the Lumia 730 and 830 announcement from Microsoft. And more info about Windows 9.

    • Bilal Hussain

      So wait there what you want, end of life phones :P

      • PCMaster

        I have no idea what you just said. Bhai angreji nai ati to Urdu me bol do.

        • Bilal Hussain

          tmhare lye MS ne lumia nikal dia he jakr khelo or zada smjhne ki try mt kro….

  • Khawer Naseer

    I was seriously waiting for this,,, but as far as I am concerned,,, NOTE 3 looks better and there are no significant improvements as compared to the previous version.

    I am staying with my Note 3

    • Bilal Hussain

      I think u r non technical person and judge phone by looks, like iphone users, LOL …. Do you really what are improvements? :D

      • Khawer Naseer

        you are free to think whatever you want my friend, and i really mean no offense by saying that :)

        But i do know how i use my phone and whatever features or functions i want in my phone… u cannot judge ones usage by a single comment.

        I can tell you the whole detail but that will be a waste of my time as well as yours…

        and as far as your comment is concerned… if you could just tell me one real life usage improvement in comparison to note 3 then I am ready to take my statement back.

        heart rate sensor and finger print reader are the two changes and yes the screen resolution as well… but i already cannot find any pixels with a naked eye at a reasonable distance so how can that improve my usage experience?
        and the heart rate sensor is in initial stages and its accuracy is also not that perfect…
        and the fingerprint reader… as far as i am concerned if i have to swipe my finger on the sensor,,, then i can also draw the pattern,,, so what will be the difference actually ? :)

        processor is a bit enhanced but then it will loaded with more bloatware by samsung and its touchwiz so in real life it wont show much difference or improvement in the actual usage

        so my friend… yes maybe i am just a normal user who does not know the improvement and is judging the fone by its looks, because i dont find anything else to compare it with :)

        you can also compare both in a glance by clicking on the following link:
        http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=5665&idPhone2=6434

        and then tell me what really is the difference ! :)

        • Radz

          Ultra Power Saving Mode, isn’t that real life usage improvement? You gets more juice out of your battery with this mode. Now don’t comes up with an argument that it doesn’t work. Try it, Believe me its worth it

          • Anon

            You can’t get more juice out of a battery than what is rated for. It’s not magic. It’s just able to last longer by basically turning your smartphone into a dumbphone because the only thing it’s good for in that mode is for calls and texts. You’re better off keeping a cheap secondary phone for emergencies than spending thousands of rupees on this.

            • Radz

              Your reply clearly shows that you have never used Ultra power saving mode in Galaxy S5.

              Ultra power saving mode don’t turn your phone into dumb phone, you can make calls, send text msgs, use wifi just like you use normally in regular mode.

        • Bilal Hussain

          Very simple simple answer to you is LOL….
          People use android phones comparative to iphone dumb users who don’t know features. Just to give you clue, it has two versions, qualcom and exynos. I am glad to say exynos is first 64bit android phone now and made history unlock world if u can imagine !

          • PCMaster

            Bhai rehm. Tumhari angreji parh kar tabiat kharab hone lagti hai. Just to give *you* a clue, exynos is not a phone, it’s an chip. And it’s not the first 64bit ARM chip either. That was Apple A7. And being 64bit is nothing groundbreaking. Until our phones have at least 4GB of memory and all apps are written for 64bit processers, it’s actually more of a bottleneck than useful in real world scenario.

            • Bilal Hussain

              lgta he tu koi indian he jsko urdu b ni ati or yaha p me clue derha hon document writing ni krha. tmhare lye kch special ni he tu khd kch ejad kr k btade. mene bat android 64bit ki he bech me A7 le ae. tm jese apne khol me znda hote hen, tmhare dil ki bat pori na ho tu rone lgte hen. apna 4gb ram ka rona apne pas rkho, agr ram ka rona hota tu apple 64bit ko nikalta jb k apple tu abtk 2gb ram p he. jb bat smjh na ae tu bech me na aya kro or 32 or 64 bit ki perf chek kro, tmhara nam b sahi he, Jack of all master of none !

  • Jkc

    Ram 4 gb hai

  • Mohsin Ali

    So all the internet talking about having 4GB RAM were just rumors :(

    • want to learn english

      Rumor (Rumour) Noun
      gossip (usually a mixture of truth and
      untruth) passed around by word of mouth

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  • saqib mufti

    Must say, now Samsung Mobiles are going to down-fall.. coz after Galaxy S4 & Galaxy S5 loose the customer perfect impact, they don’t know what to do in next. Galaxy S5 is one of the main cell, who mostly failed the customer satisfaction par level and bundle of bugs in the phone. Galaxy S3 is the one of the best ever phone by Samsung franchise.

    • Ali

      You are wrong i am using galaxy s4 it is good infact best smartphone.Also there products are not that as you state.

  • Eli Ehsan

    Go home Samdung! You’re drunk on China ki Booz…