Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 4, simply a much better Note 3
Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy Note 4 that was highly rumored for the past 6 months. If you followed the rumors a lot, the launch won’t be very surprising. However, if you didn’t, then this will be somewhat new but still not very much a surprise except for Samsung’s change of the plastic material ideology.
Samsung has launched what we can call a worthy competitor for the soon to be launched iPhone 6 phablet that will be called either iPhone 6L or iPhone 6 Air if everything about the the iPhone 6 rumors is to be believed. The Galaxy Note 4 features an improvement in all the right places, with Samsung putting more focus on the phablet’s design. Also improved in the Note 4 is the camera and the battery. With Samsung opting to keep the same size as the 5.7 inch Galaxy Note 3 and instead improve the battery coupled with a newer operating system, a better build quality and a better camera, it’s really hard to fault the this new flagship device. If anything is going to take on the 5.5 inch iPhone 6, it’s the Galaxy Note 4.
More on the build quality, Samsung ditched the faux-leather back cover that was in the Note 3 and instead opted for a soft, calm and rather classy leather finish on the back of the Note 4. Not that the one on the Note 3 was bad really, but there was room for improvement and we see Samsung embracing that room right here. To add more spice to that, Samsung added some metallic finish to the phablet by choosing to maintain same metallic frame we saw in the Galaxy Alpha last week. The edges are chamfered nicely and there is the feel that finally with the consecutive launch of the Galaxy Alpha and the Galaxy Note 4, the company is showing us what a premium Samsung smartphone looks and feels like.
The Galaxy Note 4 features an improved 3220mAh battery with fast charging capabilities. The Galaxy Note 3 came with a 3200 mAh battery which is not so far from what we have on the Note 4. The larger iPhone 6 is rumored to be carrying a 2915mAh battery capacity, which is of course much less than the Note 4 so Apple won’t be carrying the day on this particular section.
The Galaxy Note 4 also improves on the Note 3 by packing a quad-core 2.7 processor or a 1.9 GHz Octa-core processor so there is definitely more power. The Camera also has more pixels. The rear panel features a 16 MP autofocus camera while the front panel has a 3.7 MP camera with the capability of wide selfies. Samsung also boasts improved low-light capabilities but we shall have to get a review unit to test how true this claim is. The S Pen features have also been improved to enable more intuitive sensitivity and basically better controls.
The power and performance of the Galaxy Note 4 is going to be enhanced by the smartphones 3GB of RAM. Furthermore, the phablet will have 32 GB internal storage with ability to expand via a Micro-SD slot. Despite the fact that the Note 4 maintained the same size as the Note 3, it weighs 176g, that’s 8 grams more than the Note 3.
Our first glance of the Galaxy Note 4 display shows absolutely vibrant colors, stunning resolution and now that the specs are out, we definitely know why. The 5.7 inch Note 4 has a pixel density of 2560×1440 and a quad HD Super AMOLED display making it even brighter than the LG G3.
It will be premature to taunt the Galaxy Note 4 a winner in the realm of phablets considering we have not had enough time with it, but whatever the LG G3 has and whatever Apple launches with the iPhone 6, the Note 4 is a strong competitor and a serious contender for the top position in as far as phablets are concerned. With a battery that is capable of charging from zero percent to 50 percent in under 30 minutes thanks to the fast charging additions, the Galaxy Note 4 is something Apple will fight with when the Cupertinho release the 5.5 inch iPhone 6. It’s not a mean feat, and me thinks we are about to see a very intense competition in the phablet area between two of the world’s smartphone giants.