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First detailed look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 4: alleged images leak

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First detailed look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 4: alleged images leak
One of the first detailed set of images allegedly showing the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in its full glory, including both a look at its front and back, have surfaced on the web. The pictures show the Galaxy Note 4 boasting a slightly different than the earlier generation, leather-like finish of the back cover, but rather than using a plastic frame, it seems that Samsung has adopted a metal one.

Where have we seen those metal frames? Hey, it’s in the product of a rival company that you can guess for yourself, but it’s also in the leaks for the allegedly upcoming Samsung Galaxy Alpha, so if true, it looks like this is the new design direction for Samsung’s devices on the whole.

So far, we know very little about the Galaxy Note 4 and all of that information comes from rumors. The display is said to remain at 5.7 inches, but the resolution is rumored to get a bump up to 1,440 x 2,560-pixel, Quad HD heights.

Under the hood, the Galaxy Note 4 is likely to be one of the first to roar Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 805 system chip, but also we do expect to see an Exynos version.

Of course, you can also see a slot for the pen, and the S Pen itself tucked in. Earlier, we’ve received some more images similar to what we see leaked today on GSM Arena, and those are similar pictures showing what looks like a very early prototype. Will the final version look like this? With more smoke, there must be fire, but we are already seeing some discrepancies between all these leaks: for instance, notice how the front camera on the earlier leaked supposed retail box of the Note 4 is at a different position than what we see on this current leak (thanks, Dominik!). Which one is true, and is any of it real? We advise you to keep a healthy grain of salt always by your side with such leaks as always and inspect them with extra caution.

source: GSM Arena

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posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:13 5

1. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Looks like something I sit on when going for a picinc. You know, to keep my butt warm.

Ok kidding. Actually seems like SS is taking a small step forwards.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:21 11

10. Duketytz (Posts: 470; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


I think it's quite a big step forward! I'm starting to like the note lineup more and more! So much better than the S lineup.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:52 3

38. afegit (Posts: 37; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


THIS IS SO FAKERINO

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:53 3

39. iphoneplz (Posts: 10; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


ofc its fake...., so many people getting their hopes up.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 08:07 2

53. rd_nest (Posts: 769; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


This is more fake than a fake.

^^ WTF

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 08:39 3

68. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4011; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I don't know, these maybe plausible since the official announcement is now less than a month away.

I think one of these might be the final version...

Who knows? STILL something to look forward to.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 13:15

106. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1003; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


I like what I see, but lets not jump to conclusions. Lets wait a few weeks to see whats up!!

I have a question, when the Note 4 comes out, should I stay with AT&T or go to T-Mobile?

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 11:13

95. AwesomestMaximuss (Posts: 116; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


Well if this is real then i think its awesome...

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 14:23

111. alumoyo (Posts: 166; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)


They realized how important that model is, this IS Samsung's true flagship after all - so I think they were determined not to let it tank by repeating design like they've been doing with the S line-up. I'm no fan of Samsung, but the Note line-up has really won me over since Note 2. It just seem to be SO GOOD at what it does. Samsung at their best.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:25 1

14. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


It's already a big step forward, no more band-aid design is already nice. This looks way better than the S5, square to the elegance.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:33 1

20. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4299; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Slightly lesser curves than the Note3.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:33

21. roldxx (Posts: 40; Member since: 27 Mar 2013)


earlier leak version look better IMO, cleaner lines

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:56

40. sid07desai (Posts: 256; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Look at the front facing camera placement on the pictures 5 and 8. It is obvious that either one of them is a fake. Probably both.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 13:31

108. dratomic (Posts: 461; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


their speakers look different too

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 15:42

121. engineer-1701d (Posts: 895; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


It looked like the back of the phone was going to be a sand stone like sand paper like material that would be nice option. You really can't change the design of the Note phone because of its pen and tablet like use

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:17 3

2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2625; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Looks nice, more squarish.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:37 2

24. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4299; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Like the

Z2
L925
Mi4
Oppo7
L930
BB Z3

It took them this many years to realise, that square oblong sharp edged phones look way much better than ugly curve phones. Especially iPhones.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:51

37. GalaxyS5 (Posts: 202; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


okay I've heard about sony releasing a z2 in asia and europe, but what the helll are these other brands?

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 08:02 6

47. maherk (Posts: 898; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


As I recall, when the Galaxy S2 was released, sony was producing what you are calling ugly phones with ugly curves such as the Xperia Arc (based on your statement).

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 08:16 1

55. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4299; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Arc S has no curves, but smoother sharp edges

IPhones have the biggest curves

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 08:43 2

71. maherk (Posts: 898; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Come onnnn, the Arc S had no curves? Lol
I am not saying it's ugly, I actually loved that phone, my wife had the pink version, but I am just showing the hypocrisy in your 1st comment.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 09:08 1

81. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4299; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I had the Arc S in black

The curves on the ArcS was similar like the L925 angel

I'm not talking about the rear but the length, where it curves in very faintly, but still remaining the she sharp edges.

So what hypocrisy?

Sony never believes in curve ugly phones

Look back in to their 1990 Sony CmdZ series

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:18 1

3. jackson_kaeluen (Posts: 61; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


Frame look alike iPhone 5/5s :/ Btw, It looks sexy and sleek there.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:19 1

4. encryptededdy (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


If this is real, then it's interesting to see there's no cover over the MicroUSB port - either the phone won't be waterproof, or they've figured out a way to waterproof it without a cover (which would be awesome)

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:29 3

17. Genza (Posts: 160; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


"they've figured out a way to waterproof it
without a cover (which would be awesome)"

There is nothing awesome or groundbreaking about the waterproof MicroUSB port some japanese phones like kyocera phones is already used waterproof MicroUSB couple years ago and if i'm not mistaken Galaxy S5 Mini and Sony Smartband is also using waterproof MicroUSB port.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 08:36 9

62. tedkord (Posts: 4734; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


But he didn't say groundbreaking, he said awesome. And it would be awesome if it was waterproof without all the port covers.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:19 4

5. Caveman723 (Posts: 15; Member since: 01 May 2014)


Looking nice, especially with that metal frame, I'm sold..

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:19

6. promise7 (Posts: 410; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


I like the earlier leaked version because the micro USB port area is flush with the phone and not protruding like the later version. Don't really like the back, but that's not really a problem since there will likely be tons if back covers to buy from 3rd parties.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:19

7. Duketytz (Posts: 470; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Oooo it's about time isn't it:) I like it! Nice design there

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:19 7

8. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Are you kidding me? I mean WTF, is this real? Did Samsung really change their design language? Gotta say, I'm a bit overwhemled. It's about freaking time to see a new design from Samsung. If this real, this might be my first Samsung phone.

Also, I can't believe I'm saying this but...I'm excited for the Note 4 now.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:27 2

15. Iodine (Posts: 372; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Since galaxy S4 they change their design every six months with every S and note release.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:35

22. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I won't talk about the Note series, because I think it looks okay. But the S series though, they took a step backwards by giving us a band-aid design. It's like they simply came up with a design like that.

This is just my opinion, I'm saying this so just in case some Samsung salesman dude come here and bark at me.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 18:40

128. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Sammy never had a design language.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:19 3

9. Jason2k13 (Posts: 642; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


if it really does look like this, then its by far the best looking galaxy design.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:21 1

11. jadjr (Posts: 18; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


nicee and slim phone. impressed... I hope iit will be the real deal.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:23 2

12. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 244; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


This whole metal vs plastic thing has got to stop ppl complain about build quality like SS phones fall apart or something. That being said it's nice depending on the battery life and camera results from its little alpha bro will the deciding point for me.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:24

13. aayupanday (Posts: 516; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Basically a Note 3 with lesser bezels...

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:31 7

19. Jason2k13 (Posts: 642; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


so what can you say about nokia, htc, apple or sony flagship phones?

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 08:37 1

65. tedkord (Posts: 4734; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Sure.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:27 6

16. yep_its_ed (Posts: 46; Member since: 08 Jul 2014)


Now THAT is a nice phone. Bravo Samsung!

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:30

18. ciprian.ruse (Posts: 93; Member since: 13 May 2014)


I hope that the device is a little smaller than the note 3 and more easily to handle with one hand and then I will definitely upgrade from my note 3.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:35 2

23. pyradark (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


BB passport is even good looking than this brick

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:40 1

26. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I think that both of them look good. This leaked Note 4 has a squarish elegant design in a refreshing way, the BB Passport has a squarish elegant design in a unique way.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:43

29. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4299; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Your TV at home , does it have ugly curves or brick edge to edge?

The Passport has 180 degrees of angle .

So what you talking about?

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:56 1

41. GalaxyS5 (Posts: 202; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


lol, whoever i made them see the blackberty passfart to have laughed like heell, nobody would buy the blackberry thing, well you will and well umm the 0.0000001% of the population.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 08:34 1

61. pyradark (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


Yup I will!! BB is the best phone evah!! In your face sammy

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 08:39

67. tedkord (Posts: 4734; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Yeah, take that, Evan!

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 12:08 1

102. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 159; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


The Note 3 sold over 40M devices. Blackberry hasn't sold 40M devices in 5 years.

In your face Pyradark

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 12:18

140. GalaxyS5 (Posts: 202; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


lol. yeah long live the zombies.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 10:25 2

91. syncronyze (Posts: 94; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


People who actually have good jobs in fields of business and marketing will buy this phone no doubt. I wouldn't expect a McDonalds worker like you to want it. Lol.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 19:23

130. pyradark (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


Too bad Im CEO in my dreams!! I have lot of emails to answer.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 08:36

135. GalaxyS5 (Posts: 202; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


lol. no. people with good jobs will buy iPhones and Galaxys, old people will buy a craappy blackberry. It has been years since I saw someone under 30 with a blackberry in hand while I spent my teenage years around people with blackberries and many worked in mcdonalds like you do now. so I presume that you're either old or living somewhere remote to defend such a failure of a company that even now mcdonalds workers don't buy it anymore and go for mid-range galaxys or last year iphones

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 11:02

136. syncronyze (Posts: 94; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


You obviously haven't been around people who work at higher up jobs. Businesses give their employees Blackberries as their work phones usually since RIM is still heavily focused on BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10. Thus, more people heading jobs where there needs to be an infrastructure for communication will look at BB. Sure, there will probably be a drop off in the numbers of people using Blackberries but without a doubt that number will go up, even if it's just because of the enterprise system and people just receive the phones because of their jobs. I own both a HTC One M8 and an iPhone 5S but I still think Blackberry can find a way back into the market, one way or another. Not sure where you live that only "old people buy crappy blackberries". Not to mention in other countries there are still people using Blackberries.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 12:15

139. GalaxyS5 (Posts: 202; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


well, from the days of the 47% market share to the 1% .. I don't think a company like this still has any chance. and blackberry is holding onto businesses while they're switching to other platforms, one example popped up in my mind now is the dutch police that ordered 30000 GS5s instead of their old blackberries, and oh the problem the new CEO has with some carriers and the failures in design too. and I also remember the CEO naming iphone users as wall huggers because their phones are always charging and the Z10 has a terrible endurance of 42 hours on GSMArena. and btw does a blackberry passport look normal to you? with a 1:1 screen ratio a craappy OS and a laughable name all around well yeah businesses will adore it. why am I even answering on something about blackberry, wow wake up it's not 2009 anymore. don't act like nokia guys thinking about rising from the grave in 2016 and zombies and shtt. REAL WORLD?

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 14:13 1

141. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 159; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


A lot of businesses have allowed for bring your own device to the table. However many still standardize. In fact my nephew just received a BlackBerry device that isn't even avail to the public license in the USA yet. It's the Zone which is on his time line -https://www.facebook.com/levimrichardsonjr?hc_location=timeline

Also, yes BB may only have 1%, but that is still a considerable amount of users.

BB is dying, but don't count them out so quickly. Potentially omen could buy them and use their patents and designs to build future devices. BB OS is still good. It's just the market had moved so fast and BB missed the train. But they can still catch a boat. Apple did and look where they are now. Microsoft did and they are doing better now too at #3.

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 00:35

143. GalaxyS5 (Posts: 202; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


microsoft is at a distant third but anyways it's a much more powerful company than blackberry is, in fact it's one of the most powerful companies so it can fund trial and error plus advertise, blackberry can't anymore, every missed step is a catastrophy. and apple did not "catch" the train, in fact they built it. when you look at the original iphone and what phones were at the time you'll get what I mean plus the app store and the way it's organized .. today apple is really trailing when compared to android .. but it didn't play catch up back then ...

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 20:01

144. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 159; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Apple had never made a phone before so they surely had to catch up. BlackBerry and Nokia were both together selling well well over 80M phones. Apple only sold a few 100k. After that Android came and Apple knew what was gonna happen.

However the first iPhone was junk. It was a feature phone on a full display. Can't install apps, no recording not even copy paste. My Palm could do all that an more. Even the RAZR VA could recording video. Apps didn't come until the jailbreak community , add it possible. How stupid was that when Windows Mobile, BlackBerry OS and Palm OS all allowed installing apps. All Apple did was drop the physical keyboard. Big deal!

in 2 yards after the first iPhone and odds were right there. Apple didn't get as much time to build a huge following like it did with the Mac and Mac OS. It took Microsoft 5 years to catch Apple. It took HTC only 2.5 years and Samsung did it in one year. Samsung sold over 10M of the Galaxy S while Apple did not even come close to that with the first iPhone.

At hey surely were playing catchup. In 2010 HTC with only 2 phones outsold iPhone for 3 quarters.it was Android quick growth which double year over year that dethrone Blackberry, Palm, Windows Mobile to a point where a Apple could beat them. It took Apple until the iPhone 4 to start really having hot sales.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 01:03

145. GalaxyS5 (Posts: 202; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


okay I'm not going to defend apple, but yeah dropping the physical keyboard and going all touch was a huge step. sure it didn't have apps and lacked many stuff at launch but slowly it became what it was meant to be, with ios 2.0 apps were launched and when I got the 3gs it was a much better phone than flagship nokias I had at the time, sure it didn't have flash and many stuff were missing but in terms of user experience, apps and screen it amazed me, I didn't have these in any nokia before, and the 4 did better to me, the build the camera the screen until I switched to a Galaxy S2 when I found the 4s being a new 4 and screen is too little now. and about blackberry I just read some data on GSMArena, 0.5% of marketshare in Q2 down 78% from last year .. I bet I'm going to read the same "down" number next year too. and about Samsung doing it in a year, well samsung is a huge company that has unlimited funds and thousands of researchers smartphones are just a part of samsung you can't compare it to blackberry. and about htc lol, they're going down too. there are reasons why nokia and blackberry went out and it's not going to get better at least for blackberry while I don't know how nokia keeps losing market share while under microsoft who's spamming us with ads ...

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 10:14

146. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 159; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Lots of people don't understand what kind of company Samsung is. Samsung is a comglamorate. It is made of of multiple companies. Samsung LTD is the main company. However it has nothing to do with Samsung Electronics. Each company inside Samsung LTD must make its own money and carry it's own weight. They don't get help from other parts of the company. It's not like corps here in the USA where is a part of the company is hurting they can get help from the main company.

Samsung certainly doesn't have unlimited resources.

BY is going the way of the DoDo as Palm before it. Too bad. Some of their devices were very good.

BB in its hay day did sell over 100 phones in a single year. So has Nokia. It took Apple a much longer time to reach that milestone vs Nokia, BB and Samsung. Even Motor RAZR reached 50M sales in a year after its debute. The iPhone too 3 models to reach that. The Galaxy S also took 3 models before a single model sold 50M+. The Note also took 3 models to reach that.

Anyways back to the Note 4. IMO, it isn't going to sell as well as some thing. The attraction to it has nothing to do with what it is made of, but it's capabilities above other phones that claim flagship status.

Until I hold it I plan to keep my Note 3

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 16:29

142. syncronyze (Posts: 94; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


You know that 1% market share is still a million people or so, right GalaxyS5?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_02K6efDLI0

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