Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Samsung Released the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge

 
At 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 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.
 Galaxy Note Edge



 Galaxy Note 4


 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).


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.

Specs :

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)
Accessories 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.