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Galaxy Note 4 release date, specs and price

Updated All you need to know about Samsung's next-generation Android phablet
Thu Aug 14 2014, 12:48

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 revealed in online listingTHE GALAXY NOTE 4 is widely expected to be Samsung's highest specification phone of 2014, with speculation detailing the firm's next generation tablet ahead of its release later this year.

We've rounded up everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and will be updating it when we hear more, so be sure to keep this page bookmarked.

Release date
Samsung has sent out invites for a pre-IFA press conference on 3 September, where it is expected to unveil the Galaxy Note 4.

According to Korean media, following its unveiling in Berlin, the Galaxy Note 4 will arrive on store shelves on 25 September - the same release date as last year's Galaxy Note 3. 

Much like the LG G3 and newly-announced Galaxy S5 LTE-A, the Galaxy Note 4 is rumoured to feature a 2560x1440 QHD Super AMOLED screen, besting the HD 1080p display on last year's model. The screen is expected to measure 5.7in, the same size as last year's Galaxy Note 3.

There's also talk that Samsung will make the Galaxy Note 4 available in two versions, one with a curved screen and one without. However, the flexible model likely will only see a release in South Korea. Previous rumours had suggested that the Galaxy Note 4 will feature a 'wraparound' display with touchscreen buttons on its side, but we'd take this with a pinch of salt.

Under the hood, the Galaxy Note 4 is expected to feature Samsung's new octa-core Exynos 5433 chip, while variants released in America, Korea and Asia will reportedly feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor. This reportedly will have 3GB of RAM. Benchmark results have leaked for the Snapdragon-equipped Galaxy Note 4, revealing that it will arrive clocked at 2.5GHz.

The Galaxy Note 4 likely will run Google's Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile operating system, although some rumours have claimed that it will arrive with the next version, expected to launch as Android 5.0 Lollipop. This likely will be skinned with Samsung's Touchwiz user interface, and will come with support for a stylus.

Sammobile claims that the Galaxy Note 4 will feature the same 16MP camera as the Galaxy S5, complete with optical image stabilisation and the ability to shoot 4K video. There's also expected to be a 2MP camera on the front of the phone.

Not much is known about the Galaxy Note 4's design yet, although it's expected to boast the same IP67 certification as its flagship predecessor, making it resistant against dust and water.

Other rumoured specifications include support for wireless charging, up to 128GB of microSD card storage, 4G LTE connectivity, and a fingerprint scanner.

Pricing remains a mystery at present, but if it's anything like last year's Galaxy Note 3, expect it to fetch around £550. µ


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