Samsung’s newest Galaxy Note 4 was released the first part of September at IFA Berlin and it is slowly starting to be announced around the globe when it will be available – October being the big release month. While pre-orders are already being taken in the U.S. for an October 17 release and in the U.K. for October 10 – 13, our source reports that it will be available in India sometime the first week in October. Now, while this will beat the U.S. release by a week or so, it is not unusual for European and Asian countries to get the device before the U.S…I would guess that it probably has to do with getting stock levels up before it hits the U.S. market.
Samsung defined the phablet category when it came out with the first Galaxy Note in 2011 and they have continued to improve it every year. The company said in a statement, “Samsung created the large screen smartphone category with the Galaxy Note and we are on our fourth generation, a category others are just entering. The Galaxy Note 4 delivers a refined Note experience, and the latest technology that consumers want in their smartphone.” This is a true statement – many smartphone manufacturers now have a screen larger than 5-inches, blurring the lines between a smartphone and a tablet that starts at 7-inches – however, no other manufacturer has given their device an S-Pen to take it to the next level. They are large phones, capable of a better movie or video watching experience, as well as more screen area for better multitasking…but as the name ‘Note’ implies, the S-Pen allows you the freedom to treat the phone as a tablet. You can quickly take a note, cut and paste objects on your display, sketch, draw or ‘paint’ a picture, or manipulate photos, etc.
The Galaxy Note 4 has an incredible 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1400 pixels, giving you 515 pixels-per-inch (PPI). For processing power you will get either the Exynos Octa-Core processor clocked at 1.9GHz and 1.3GHz or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Quad-Core clocked at 2.7GHz. Which one you get depends on what networks you are using – the U.S with its 4G LTE gets the Snapdragon and India usually gets the Exynos version, but both variants were shipped in the Galaxy S5 to India. It has a new 16MP main camera with auto focus, LED flash, ISOCELL technology and OIS. The front-facing camera (FFC) is also upgraded to a 3.7MP with a wide f/1.9 lens for better brightness and allows more image to be in that group selfie or video chat. A 3220mAh battery supplies the power for the Note 4. Of course it is running the newest Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
One huge ‘note’ of interest – the new Galaxy Note 4 will only be available on offline stores and not through any online e-commerce websites. Apparently, Indian retailers are boycotting Samsung regarding its pricing…they will not stock Samsung phones until they lower their pricing to narrow the gaps between what they charge offline outlets and online e-commerce websites.
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