Each release of a Galaxy Note device has been a major event for Samsung, almost as important as the Galaxy S flagship series. The Note family has a lot of fans, especially because of its attractive format and useful S Pen stylus. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is the next in the gamut and has finally been revealed at IFA 2014, check out our hands-on Galaxy Note 4 review or read on for more details below. Update: More information about the Galaxy Note 4 release in the US is now known: all major US carriers will get it. Plus, we now have a suggested market price. Read on to find out.
Galaxy Note 4 release date and price
The Galaxy Note 4 will hit the market sometime in October 2014, but we'll have to wait a little longer for full details to emerge, including specific local market prices. We asked and begged and twisted arms all day but we're still no closer to knowing how much the Note 4 is officially going to cost you in the US, UK or Europe. Remember that we did see a leak previously of the full Galaxy Note 4 specs and price though. If you do currency conversions you'll come out at around 800 USD, 500 GBP or 600 EUR, but we'd take a stab at a roughly 600 - 700 USD price tag when all is said and done.
Update: New information about the US release date has surfaced. The Galaxy Note 4 will be available in the US with all four major carriers, those being Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. US Cellular will also make the device available to its customers. We've also heard news of a suggested Galaxy Note 4 retail price, this only being in Euros for now. The Note 4 will sell for 699 Euros and will be released sometime in October.
Galaxy Note 4 specs
|Samsung Galaxy Note 4|
|System||Android 4.4.4, TouchWiz|
|Display||5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED (2,560 x 1,440 Pixel), 515 ppi|
|Processor||Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, 2.7 GHz / Octa-core Exynos 5 5433 (quad 1.9 GHz, quad 1.3 GHz)|
|Internal Memory||32 GB (+ microSD up to 64 GB)|
|Connectivity||LTE, HSPA+, WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, USB 2.0, MHL 3.0|
|Extras||S Pen, heart rate sensor, finger scanner, IR blaster, barometer, UV sensor|
|Camera||16 MP with Smart OIS (rear), 3.7 MP, f/1.9, 90° wide angle (front-facing)|
|Dimensions||153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm|
The Galaxy Note 4 rocks a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display with 2,560 x 1,440 pixel resolution and 515 pixels per inch. There will be two processor variants for different markets: the SM-N910S powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 805 clocked at 2.7 GHz and the SM-N910C powered by an octa-core Exynos 5 5433 SoC (four 1.9 GHz cores and four 1.3 GHz cores). Both variants will be backed up by 3 GB of RAM, Android 4.4.4 and a refined TouchWiz with plenty of S Pen features.
Galaxy Note 4 camera
The Note 4's main camera is a 16 MP ISOCELL sensor with Smart Optical Image Stabilization and comes with 32 GB of internal storage with microSD expansion up to 128 GB. The front-facing camera has 3.7 MP resolution and f/1.9 for better low-light selfies. There's also new ''Wide Selfie'' mode like that found in the Huawei Ascend P7 for panoramic, stitched-together group shots.
Galaxy Note 4 hands on video
Galaxy Note 4 comparisons
Care to know how the Galaxy Note 4 fares against the highend Android flagships? We've already done two comparisons with both Samsung's and LG's flagships.
- Galaxy Note 4 vs LG G3
- Galaxy Note 4 vs Galaxy Note 3
- Galaxy Note 4 vs Galaxy S5
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs iPhone 6
What do you think of the Galaxy Note 4? Do you think Samsung was able to make a better Note 3?