Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is likely to be launching on September 3 at IFA 2014 in Germany. The Galaxy S5 didn't really impress customers all that much, so Samsung is hoping to well and truly blow their socks off with its Galaxy Note 4.
Samsung has scheduled a press conference a couple of days before IFA 2014 kicks off, and there’s not much else in the pipeline for the Korean manufacturer, save the Galaxy Alpha, so we can safely assume it will be the next iteration of the company’s phablet. Specs for the handset have leaked through a couple of times and we thought we knew the handset inside out already.
Now another report coming from Chinese site CNMO.com has suggested earlier rumours of a 5.7in display are false. The report claims the screen will be smaller than the Galaxy Note 3 at 5.5in diagonally. That’s back to the same size of the Galaxy Note 2.
It’s not exactly the same display as the Galaxy Note 2 though – this Super AMOLED panel will have a rather insane screen resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, which equates to a pixel density of 534ppi.
Other specs outed in the report are the inclusion of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805 chipset, a 16MP ISOCELL camera and – of course – 3GB of RAM. The rumoured Exynos 5 Octa chipset version of the Note 4 was not mentioned in this leak but that doesn’t mean it isn’t in the works. Samsung has said multiple times it has a 64-bit chip ready for when Android switches. It's just a matter of time now, what with the release of Android L just around the corner.
The other big change in the report is to do with the camera, which was initially tipped to be a 16MP Sony sensor. According to CNMO's sources, however, the Note 4 will in fact use one of Samsung's very own 16MP ISOCELL setups instead. If that turns out to be true the back camera will be able to record 2160p video at 30fps and 1080p at 60fps.