SAMSUNG'S GALAXY NOTE 4 that it just announced at IFA in Berlin has gone up for pre-order in the UK, price at £600.
That's at SIM-free retailer Unlocked Mobiles, which has become the first to start offering the Galaxy Note 4 ahead of its unveiling at IFA on Wednesday. Despite speculation that the phablet would fetch around £550, the retailer is asking £599.98 for the Galaxy Note 4, and claims it will start shipping on 3 October.
However, O2 has said that it will start selling the handset in late September, suggesting that mobile operators might have priority access to the smartphone.
The Galaxy Note 4 made its debut yesterday, and improves on its predecessor with a 5.7in 2560x1440 QHD resolution screen and Qualcomm's newer 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor. This comes paired with 3GB of RAM, and equips the device with support for 4G speeds up to 300Mbps.
The phablet runs Google's Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile operating system, skinned with the same user interface found on the Galaxy S5. Samsung has made some improvements to the skin, however, having introduced transparent widgets, dual-screen multitasking improvements and a refreshed S Health app.
Samsung has also improved the included S Pen, which now comes with 2,048 pressure points, and has configured the Galaxy Note 4 with an improved 16MP rear-facing camera and a 3.7MP front-facing camera.
While it improves on the Galaxy Note 3 in nearly all aspects, it's both chunkier and heavier than last year's model at 8.5mm thick and 176g.
Check out our Galaxy Note 4 release date, price and specifications roundup. µ
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