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Galaxy Note 4 specs and features that make sense

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Galaxy Note 4 specs and features that make sense
Summer is (almost) here, and now that all major flagships have launched, it means we'll have a few quiet months to enjoy all the cutting-edge gadgets that phone manufacturers bestowed us with in H1. However, it also means that it's time to start looking forward towards the upcoming devices that are destined to shape the mobile landscape in the second half of the year. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is a prime example, as the company's phablet line-up has managed to become incredibly popular among smartphone aficionados. Thus, you can imagine the great expectations Samsung has to meet with this upcoming successor - the Note 4.

We're starting a bit early here, so leaked data about the next-gen phablet isn't aplenty. However, this isn't to say that there aren't some interesting bits worth knowing already, plus, people are dying to know more about the Galaxy Note 4, so it's our duty to provide! Actually, we think we have a shot at making a rather believable selection of Galaxy Note 4 specs and features that are very likely to end up being part of the final product. For starters, there are some good indications that Samsung will stick with a screen of the same diagonal - 5.7", but the resolution is supposed to hit the QHD level. Want to know more? Browse through the gallery below!


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posted on 18 Jun 2014, 11:01 3

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5605; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Rumors are still a work-in-progress for the Note 4. Check back a little later, say around July, for a clearer picture.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 11:55 3

15. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3852; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Totally agree here. These are juicy specs though...

My Note 3 came with a USB 3.0 cable.

+1

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 12:54 1

23. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5605; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I hope Sammy includes OIS with the Note 4. Realistically, though, that seems to be a bridge-too-far, seeing as how OIS did not make the cut for the GS5. Everything else spec-wise is where the Note 4 needs to be.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 13:11 1

25. PAPINYC (Posts: 2237; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Agreed, though I'm a little skeptical about Samsung, at this point, it seems like they may be joining the evil kr. Apple in making everything proprietary and controlling how their phone are used by the End-User.
However, I've held off this long on upgrading my Note 2 to 3 because the 4 is just around the corner; I didn't get the Note 3 when it was released because I was holding out for that rumor we all heard here on RumorArena about a 64GB iteration. Anywhoot, iDiGress, waited with bated breath because I really want XLTE; had an S4 for 2 weeks, it was just tooooooooo tiny - felt like I was using was of those iPhones (had to carry a magnifying glass - so unkooool).

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 14:52

29. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5605; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


XLTE when not burdened by a bunch of users, is quite speedy (I have seen ~56 Mb/s with my Droid Maxx). I just hope OIS makes it to the Note 4. Everything else about the Note 4 is looking quite compelling.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 15:59

31. PAPINYC (Posts: 2237; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Don't know, Dougie'. I got an S4 on Craig$list (mint) and in terms of internet speed it blew away my Note 2; XLTE is definitely much more tangible and durable than just creative marketing, it really is MUCH faster than regular 4G LTE. Just couldn't get used to the tiny screen on the S4; I'll probably wind up getting a One Max to tied me over until October (even though the camera is not great!!).

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 17:10

34. Furbal (Posts: 263; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


lacking OIS is one reason why I got ride of my note 3 and got a 1520 (other than wanting to try windows..)

Taking good pictures on that phone other than in bright daylight was damn near impossible.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 11:06 1

2. Astoni (Posts: 440; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


i Kinda want the note 4 to have FHD.. i still think QHD is overrated.. even if its sharper it has its downsides.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 11:24 3

6. mmmanuuu (Posts: 208; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Everyone said the same when companies started launching 720p displays. Then when 1080p displays. Now on qhd display. Those who need old tech devices always have their choices available in the market. These latest flagship phones are for tech savvy people who need latest tech in their phones. A qhd phone with s805 and 3500 mah battery will be awesome. Bring it on

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 11:36 3

9. geordie8t1 (Posts: 84; Member since: 18 Feb 2014)


yeah but have you seen the current QHD screens, they are not so good at all, they are new tech for sure which is great, but who needs 4x the pixels on a 5.5 - 6" display, it will be IMPOSSIBLE to see the difference on such a small screen unless viewed at stupid levels and with some kind of magnification, i am impressed that the displays have improved so much that is possible to use QHD, but as astoni said QHD is Overrated, tablets are really tha absolute minimum requirement to enjoy QHD to its actual potential

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 11:49

14. Brosepower (Posts: 35; Member since: 21 Apr 2014)


Go check out reviews of the LG G3 at stuff.tv and cnet, as well as engadget and others. They all say there is a noticeable difference, not huge, but they gave the G3 and the S5 to random people and the testing group said they could immediately spot a difference, albeit not monumental. It is not impossible to see, it is very possible and it DOES make a difference, even if it is a smaller one.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 11:36 2

10. shuaibhere (Posts: 1298; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


QHD makes little sense on 5.7 inch screen....but in anything less than that it is waste of resource....
Everyone hated FHD before seeing it person...but after that they started enjoying FHD...but in the case of QHD even after seeing it most people didn't found any difference...

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 11:47 1

13. Astoni (Posts: 440; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Sorry man but i was for the use of FHD.. but on QHD. over 350ppi is always nice, but to overkill with QHD and kill the batterylife even more is stupid. yes i know LG G3 has a good battery life but imagine the battery life if the G3 has only FHD?. IMO QHD is way overkill and we can stay on FHD for 4,7- 6 inch displays, since QHD isn't very well optimised yet.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 12:18 1

18. nomancool (Posts: 20; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)


i agree ... extreme high ppi is useless .. kind of gimmicky
they should better focus on outdoor visibiltiy , max brightness etc
after all resolution is not everything after all .

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 12:48

22. Brosepower (Posts: 35; Member since: 21 Apr 2014)


Lol you guys are against QHD on phones that you havent even seen in person or used yet. I cant believe someone would be against new technology without first trying it out. There are dozens of websites that have listed the G3 has the best handset out this year so far specifically due to the fact that the screen is as sharp as it is, and yet performance and battery life do not suffer. A lot of you are just theorycrafting that QHD is a detriment to a device rather than a plus without even trying it out for yourself. There is a reason why even PA gave the phone the highest rating for this year (tied with the Z2) and dozens of other websites have specifically stated that it is the best phone to come out. Stop hating before you see and try for yourself. You cant even understand how good or bad a QHD display is until you see it for yourself, videos cant do it justice either way.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 16:09

33. Astoni (Posts: 440; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Yea ehm, i've both seen the Oppo find 7 and G3 in person. the Store that sells phones close to me is kind of up to date.. they are reviwers and get phones early on.. as i said before its nice and sharp but suffers from its own advantage. Also LG put on Graphene onto the battery so it would last longer.. if they did this with a normal battery maybe it would have been even better. Overkill PPi is Dumb. im sticking to FHD until i QHD actually has a big advantage. Don't forget the preformance loss you get.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 17:44

35. Brosepower (Posts: 35; Member since: 21 Apr 2014)


I fail to see how there is a disadvantage if there is minimal stutter and the battery life isnt impacted. Both of those things were concerns for may reviewers and both turned out to not be problems. Why NOT have QHD if you dont see performance slowdowns and battery life take a big hit? The screen isnt going to be ridiculously better, but it will have advantages to just FHD... All of the reviewers I mentioned stated that they threw a ton of applications and mulitasking at the G3 and it didnt really even skip a beat, so I am confused as to how it "suffers from its own advantage"?

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 04:35

40. Astoni (Posts: 440; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


QHD means A LOT more pixels.. A LOT more pixels means, lesser preformance compared to something that runs a lesser display with fewer pixels. Also all phones that has been released so far with QHD have had problems with daylight cause the phone needs to get brighter but they aren't able to achive that brightness yet, also higer birghtness means lower batterylife. Sure G3 got good battery life but did you even read my las comment? LG put something on the battery so it would last longer.. something they could have done to a phone with a FHD and even increase that phones battery life further.. Graphene.

Also if you aren't squinting your eyes to see the "big" diffrence, why would you even want to go QHD. As i said before.. i'd rather wait until it becomes better.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 19:56

37. fzacek (Posts: 1399; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Hopefully Samsung implements it properly, not like the G3...

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 11:19 1

3. timepilot84 (Posts: 66; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Hmm. My Galaxy Note 3 came with a USB 3.0 cable...

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 11:21 2

4. shuaibhere (Posts: 1298; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


What GPU exynos 5433 comes with???

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 12:24

19. livyatan (Posts: 679; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Unknown, but it could be the Mali T760 MP6/MP8

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 11:21

5. shuaibhere (Posts: 1298; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


What GPU exynos 5433 comes with???

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 11:25

7. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2497; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I hope the design is going to make sense.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 11:27

8. ajac09 (Posts: 1361; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I am ignoring the rumors. I want the unveiling party to be interesting for once lol

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 11:36 1

11. poppany75 (Posts: 7; Member since: 25 Dec 2008)


Some front facing speakers or a very loud speaker.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 13:12

26. N3Z1droid (Posts: 77; Member since: 02 Jan 2014)


I prefer Note 4 have stereo front facing speaker, now I used play games & youtube or any media with Z2, then switch play it to Note 3 its like uncomfortable

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 11:42

12. somad (Posts: 45; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


I want Snapdragon 810 .. will be nice

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 12:00

16. Gsizzle (Posts: 34; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Could come with Aluminium unibody ...

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 13:23

28. GreekGeek (Posts: 659; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


but then the sd and sim slots should be relocated on the sides plus the battery aint gonna be user replaceable

not gonna happen dude

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 12:11 1

17. tedkord (Posts: 4504; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


https://mobile.twitter.com/DisplayMate/status/472099566763122688

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 12:29 2

20. ideal_josh (Posts: 29; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)


Note 3 already has USB 3.0

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 12:37 3

21. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3074; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


How about S pen working as a mouse in web browsers

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 13:08 1

24. kanagadeepan (Posts: 639; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


NOOOOO...NO MORE CHICKEN POX infected back covers SAMMY... Please... Please...

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 19:57

38. fzacek (Posts: 1399; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I saw it in a store and it actually looks and feels good. Much better than any glossy plastic...

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 13:21

27. GreekGeek (Posts: 659; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Oh God not the Exynos!

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 15:01

30. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 505; Member since: 20 May 2012)


Man, I really wanted Note 4 to have a 5.8 inch screen or bigger.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 15:59

32. zacsaturday (Posts: 18; Member since: 09 May 2014)


Hope to god it has front facing speakers.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 18:52

36. GadgetWiz (Posts: 6; Member since: 23 Dec 2013)


Looks like it'll either be this or the G3

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 21:39

39. gigaraga (Posts: 689; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Most of them make sense, but it seems like the IP certificate is going to be left out? Maybe because of the S Pen and its slot. Not sure actually...

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 11:30

41. darksaber (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Jun 2014)


note 3 is stil an awesoem device........note 4 will be more awesome.....wait and se iPjoneis... :p :P

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