With the specs sheet just leaked for the Galaxy Note 4, we thought we'd get in early and put the leaked specs up against the Galaxy Note 3 specs to see what's what in advance of the big reveal on September 3rd. We remind you that these specs are in no way final, so take them with a pinch of salt, but if you judge the leak to be legitimate then the following specs comparison will give you a good idea of what to expect from the Galaxy Note 4.
- Take a closer look at the Galaxy Note 4 specs and price
|Galaxy Note 4||Galaxy Note 3|
|System||Android 4.4.3 (TouchWiz), S Pen stylus support||Android 4.4.2 (TouchWiz), S Pen stylus support|
|Display||5.7-inch Super AMOLED, 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, 515 ppi||5.7-inch Super AMOLED, 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, 386 ppp|
|Processor||Quad-core Snapdragon 805, 2.5 GHz / Samsung Exynos 5433 (quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core Cortex A57) (64-bit)||Quad-core Snapdragon 800, 2.3 GHz / Exynos 5 Octa 5420 (quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7) (32-bit)|
|RAM||4 GB||3 GB|
|Internal Storage||16, 32, 64 GB + microSD (up to 128 GB)||32/64 GB + microSD (up to 64 GB)|
|Battery||TBC||3,200 mAh, removable|
|Camera||16 MP (rear) with OIS, (front TBC)||13 MP (rear), 2 MP (front), 4K video|
|Connectivity||GSM/CDMA/HSDPA/LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Bluetooth 4.0, MHL 2, USB 3.0||GSM/CDMA/HSDPA/LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, USB 3.0, IR blaster|
|Dimensions||TBC||151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm|
|Price||Approx. 800 USD (based on 9,499,000 IDR)||549 USD (currently), 700 USD at launch|
The biggest thing to take away from these proposed specs is that Samsung is really stepping it up on the hardware front. Throwing a densely packed QHD display, next-gen SoC and 4 GB of RAM into the Galaxy Note 4 is kind of what we had hoped for, but to see it materializing before our very eyes is a thing of beauty, even if we're expecting the same tired external appearance. The addition of Optical Image Stabilization and a larger resolution camera is also a nice bonus but nothing we weren't already expecting. We'll have to wait for further information on the battery capacity and software features, but we're feeling pretty confident that Samsung may have a serious contender on their hands. Now we just have to wait and see if the three-sided Galaxy Edge makes it to the market as well.
- Here's everything we have on the Galaxy Note 4 so far.
What do you think of these specs for the Note 4? Are they enough to make you consider upgrading or will you stick with your Note 3?