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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 octa-core phablet is now official

By Lionell Go Macahilig - on 4 Sep 2014, 1:13am

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 octa-core phablet is now official

The four color variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

In Berlin, Germany, Samsung officially unveiled the much anticipated addition to its Galaxy Note family, the Galaxy Note 4 (SM-910). The new model continues Samsung’s tradition of introducing phablet innovations which has started since the advent of the first Galaxy Note device. Sales expectations towards the Galaxy Note 4 is high, considering that the original Galaxy Note (2011) sold five million units in five months, the Galaxy Note II (2012) sold five million units in two months, and the Galaxy Note 3 (2013) sold five million units in just one month.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Charcoal Black)

“The Galaxy Note series signaled extraordinary innovation within the technology industry. Its larger screen size and iconic S Pen technology launched a new standard in smartphone culture,” said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT and Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics. “With the introduction of the Galaxy Note series, we brought the age-old culture of the pen and notepad into the digital world. The new Galaxy Note 4 introduces the most refined Note experience to-date by combining all the latest technology that users expect from the Galaxy series.”

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Frost White)

Sporting a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 500ppi pixel density, and layered with 2.5D glass panel, the Galaxy Note 4 offers 100% color gamut and 100,000:1 contrast ratio, which Samsung claims is much better than the previous generation Galaxy Note 3. Inside its premium metal frame, the Galaxy Note 4 is powered by an octa-core chip which integrates two quad-core processors, one clocked at 1.9GHz and the other at 1.3GHz. The octa-core chip is coupled with an Adreno 420 GPU, 3GB RAM, and 32GB ROM, running on Android 4.4 (KitKat) OS.

The device can also support microSD cards with up to 64GB storage capacity. Samsung has also brought 4G LTE Cat 4/Cat 6 compatibility to the Galaxy Note 4 in addition to its other connectivity options such as Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, NFC, and Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac. Unlike the Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy Note 4 uses a micro-USB 2.0 connector.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Bronze Gold)

Similar to the Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy Note 4 is also capable of 4K video recording. The device’s imaging features are handled by a 16-megapixel main autofocus camera and a 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera with F1.9 aperture and a 120-degree wide angle lens. Some camera modes present on the Galaxy Note 4 include HDR (Rich Tone), Selective Selfie, Rear-cam Selfie, Beauty Face, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot & More, and Wide Selfie.

The S Pen with Air Command feature, which first appeared on the Galaxy Note 3, makes a comeback with some enhancements. The new S Pen offers a much more pen-like experience and a more natural brush effect. The new Smart Select feature which enables users to easily assemble and share content pieces from different sources. With Snap Note, users can easily turn images of notes taken from a sheet of paper or a blackboard into an editable format on S Note.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Blossom Pink)

Bundled with a 3220mAh lithium-ion battery, the Galaxy Note 4 features Fast Charging. It measures 153.4 x 78.6 x 8.5mm and weighs 176g. Rolling out starting in October, the Galaxy Note 4 will come in four color variants: Charcoal Black, Frost White, Bronze Gold, and Blossom Pink. Samsung’s local arm has no word on the exact price and availability of the Galaxy Note 4 in the Philippines.