Sunday , October 22 2017

Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge

Note 4 - Colours
As part of the Samsung Unpacked 2 event at IFA in Germany, Samsung has announced not one, but two Galaxy Note devices – the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge.

There were a number of products announced, including the Gear VR head mounted Virtual Reality headset, but the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge were the key products coming from Samsung. Hosted by DJ Lee, the event was mainly presented by Rory O’Neill, Rachel Riley and David Park who showed off the features of the phones.

The Note 4 is an evolution of the Galaxy Note line, continuing to offer the S Pen (which seems to have dropped the hyphen in the name), which will remain an integral part of the Note experience. While the S Pen is definitely useful, you can still use many of the features – like multi-window resizing – with just your finger as well.

The design of the Galaxy Note 4 has undergone a transformation, the Fake leather back remains, but the design has been updated with a curved rear to sit more comfortably in the hand. Samsung describes the Note 4 as the ‘new sleek and stylish Galaxy design language’. This new design language also includes a new material, which we saw introduced recently with the Samsung Galaxy Alpha.

While the rear retains the familiar Note feel, from the front the Note 4 is unmistakably a Samsung Galaxy device. The phone retains the rounded rectangular home button, with a capacitive button either side (Multi-Tasking to the left, Back to the right).

Feature wise, the S Pen remains a key function on both the Note 4 and Note Edge. The S Pen is aimed at precision, as with previous versions of the Galaxy Note, while you can perform most of the functions on a Note with your finger, the S Pen adds more to your experience, as well as being more accurate overall.

S Pen

The S Pen pressure sensitivity has been doubled, with Samsung advising that the pen can be used like a ‘real pen’. To this end, the S Pen apparently offers a more authentic pen experience, apparently it will emulate a pen with a natural brush effect that makes it feel as though you’re writing on paper. Features introduced on the Note 3 like Air Command, will also make a return.

The hardware between the Note 4 and the Note Edge is mainly differentiated by the curved display on the Note Edge which will allow you to access frequently used apps, alerts and device functionality even when you have a flip cover on the phone. There will be slightly more hardware options on the Note Edge models, with a 32GB option for the Note 4 and a 32/64GB option for the Note Edge.

The screen on the Note 4 and Note Edge will be a Quad HD+ Super AMOLED (2560 x 1440) display, with the Note Edge including an extra 160 pixels on the side edge display. The Super AMOLED technology is the same as that introduced on the Galaxy Tab S tablets, with a super accurate 90% RGB Adobe colour range reproduction.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Product Specifications:

 

Network

2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE) : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G (HSPA+ 42Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G (LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps) or 4G (LTE Cat 6 300/50Mbps)
* May differ by country and carrier

AP

2.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor
1.9 GHz Octa-Core (1.9GHz Quad + 1.3GHz Quad-Core) Processor
*May differ by country and carrier

Display

5.7 inch (143.9mm) Quad HD Super AMOLED (2560 x 1440)

OS

Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Camera

Rear Facing: 16 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with Smart OIS
Front Facing: 3.7 Mega pixel camera with f1.9

Rear Facing Camera : HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Rear-cam Selfie, Beauty face, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot & More, Dual Camera
Front Facing Camera: Selfie, Wide Selfie

Video

Codec: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8
Recording & Playback: up to UHD

Audio

Codec: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC(*)
(*) Ultra High Quality Audio (~192KHz, 24 bit) support

S Pen Optimized 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 (Normal Mode, Interview Mode, Meeting Mode, Voice Memo)

Download Booster

S Health 3.5

Dynamic Lock Screen

Briefing

Google Mobile Services

Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80) MIMO PCIe
GPS / GLONASS / Baidu
NFC, Bluetooth® v 4.1 (BLE,ANT+)
IR LED (Remote Control), USB2.0, MHL 3.0

Sensor

Gesture, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope, RGB,IR-LED
Proximity, Barometer, Hall Sensor, Finger Scanner, UV, Heart Rate Monitoring, SpO2 (Dependent on market)

Memory

32 GB Internal memory + micro SD slot (up to 64GB)
3GB RAM

Dimension

153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5mm, 176g

Battery

Standard battery, Li-ion 3,220mAh, Fast Charging (Adaptive Fast Charging & QC2.0)

 

* The availability of each service may differ by country.
* All functionality, features, specifications, and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Product Specifications

 

Network

2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G (HSPA+ 42Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G (LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps) or 4G(LTE Cat 6 300/50Mbps)
*May differ by country and carrier.

AP

2.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor

Display

5.6 inch (141.9mm) Quad HD+ Super AMOLED (2560 x 1440 + 160)

OS

Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Camera

Rear Facing: 16 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with Smart OIS
Front Facing: 3.7 Mega pixel camera with f1.9

Rear Facing Camera : HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Rear-cam Selfie, Beauty face, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot&More, Dual Camera
Front Facing Camera : Selfie, Wide Selfie

Video

Codec: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8, Recording & Playback: up to UHD

Audio

Codec: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC(*)
(*) Ultra High Quality Audio (~192KHz, 24 bit) support

S Pen Optimized Features

Air Command: Action Memo, Screen Write, Image Clip, Smart Select,
S Note, Snap Note, Direct Pen Input

Additional Features

Multi Window

Ultra Power Saving Mode

Voice Recorder (Normal Mode, Interview Mode, Meeting Mode, Voice Memo)

Download Booster

S Health 3.5

Dynamic Lock Screen

Briefing

Edge screen UX : Revolving Interaction, Immersive apps(Camera, Video, S Note),
Ticker board, Express me, Quick Tools, Night Clock, etc

Google Mobile Services

Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80) MIMO PCIe
GPS / GLONASS / Beidou
NFC, Bluetooth® v 4.1 (BLE, ANT+)
IR LED (Remote Control), USB2.0, MHL 3.0

Sensor

Gesture, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope, RGB, IR-LED
Proximity, Barometer, Hall Sensor, Finger Scanner, UV, Heart Rate Monitoring, SpO2 (Dependent on market)

Memory

32/ 64 GB Internal memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB)
3GB RAM

Dimension

151.3 x 82.4 x 8.3mm, 174g

Battery

Standard battery, Li-ion 3,000 mAh, Fast Charging (Adaptive Fast Charging & QC2.0)

* The availability of service may differ by country.
* All functionality, features, specifications, and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

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Accesories wise, the Note 4 will again come with an S View cover and Flip cover but will introduce an ‘LED cover’ which certainly is reminiscent of the HTC Dot View case.

The big question is of course when they will be available. The Note 4 will be available in October in Charcoal Black, Frost White, Bronze Gold and Blossom Pink. The Galaxy Note Edge will be available in Charcoal Black and Frost White in what Samsung say is selected markets later this year.

Samsung Australia advised that with regards to their availability here :

Samsung Electronics Australia can confirm that the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge and Gear VR will be launching in Australia later this year. We will confirm local pricing and availability for each product closer to local launch.

 
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3 Comments on "Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge"

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Dawei Deng
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Dawei Deng

The note edge…looks like a gimmick to me…it’s good for Sammy to use the new tech, but i don’t think it worths changing the Android UI by just adding the edge side bar for the shortcuts. it will be so busy on the right side…

James Z
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James Z

So getting the note 4 edge when it comes here hopefully Vodafone gets it otherwise it’s outright for me

Samsuck
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Samsuck

Great.. I wanted to have a 64gb note 4, but I didn’t want some crappy screen gimmick.

*sigh* …Shut up and take my money….

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