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New features tipped for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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New features tipped for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Just the other day, we told you about an insider who claimed that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be unveiled on September 3rd, just prior to IFA 2014 in Berlin. Today, another insider has reported that Samsung is testing some new features for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on a Samsung Galaxy S5 running Android 4.4.3.

Among the new features is "Swipe to launch Motion Launcher" which could be a way for users to wake the device, open the camera and more, with a simple swipe. "Smart Fingerprint" could be a way for users to swipe their finger over the fingerprint sensor to open up some functions. Remember, on the Samsung Galaxy S5, you can use the fingerprint scanner to make a Pay Pal payment. Perhaps "Smart Fingerprint" opens up even more functions.

Another feature, called "Aqua Capture," could be similar to the "Aqua Mode" on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active that allows users to take pictures and video underwater. And "Multi Network for Booster" might be similar to the "Download Booster" feature on the Samsung Galaxy S5. This combines a Wi-Fi and a mobile data network to help you download large files quickly.

We still could have a bit more than three months before the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 sees the light of day, and things are still in flux. Still, it sounds like Sammy is going to have a whole bunch of fun features for the next iteration of its phablet line.

source: SamMobile via Mobile Syrup

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posted on 24 May 2014, 22:17 4

1. Lampriya (Posts: 207; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


The question is can the note 4 beat the iPhone 6?

posted on 24 May 2014, 22:22 17

2. gehrig (Posts: 174; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Please! The Note 4 will eat the iPhone 6's dust!

posted on 24 May 2014, 22:44 26

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Really? The same way the iPhone 5S eats the Note 3's dust?

posted on 24 May 2014, 23:14 7

14. simpleas (Posts: 42; Member since: 30 Apr 2014)


Yeah, you wish. Any true phone enthusiasts know that S5 is superior to the OLD 5s in everyway.

posted on 25 May 2014, 00:36 6

25. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I think you need to re-read my comment before commenting again.

posted on 25 May 2014, 13:52

63. simpleas (Posts: 42; Member since: 30 Apr 2014)


lol i meant note 3 but ye

posted on 24 May 2014, 23:25 4

21. silencer271 (Posts: 185; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


The g1 smokes the iPhone 5s hell.

posted on 24 May 2014, 23:20 15

19. wilsong17 (Posts: 917; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Tu are comparing a civic iPhone vs buggati note 3 what are you smoking boy I want to see if you can open 20 youtube videos over hd in the iPhone at the same time

posted on 25 May 2014, 04:13

41. drjumbo (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 May 2014)


I had the bugati note 3, ya it could open 20 videos together but Everytime I touched you tube icon it took seconds for screen to respond!! May b I was excessively obsessed with app launch time but only iphone could answer that. Seriously looking forward to buying note 4 only if the lags and hiccups here and there are mastered because I don't watch 20 videos together nor I watch movies, but I want a screen where whenever I touch there is an instantaneous response. And please no arguments over this that apple is best in that. It's the only phone besides stock android where screen responds instantaneously and dances with your fingers. Note 3 users can't deny that whenever you launch the gallery or camera or youtube , s note .. There's always this lag where after touching the app takes times to launch, and that was a piss off for me.

posted on 25 May 2014, 07:49 7

48. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


lmaooo oh yeah. you never touched a SAMSUNG and now we're sure about it.

posted on 25 May 2014, 12:27

62. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1078; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


ok what were you smoking when you wrote this?
iPhone undoutedly is a great device but Note 3 is no less either. Sue each have their strengths and weaknesses and picky people (myself included) look for these...but I'm a spec junkie so yeah I prefer the Note 3 and also the Note 3 is more suitable to my business needs.
But i know people who like the iPhone 6 as much and I respect that...the size works for them maybe or they just dont care about screen res cuz iPhone has a good enough screen...no arguements.

But you're saying this phone is better or that is better...buddy you're not comparing a feature phone to the iPhone....you're comparing the Note 3!

So i ask again....what were you smoking when you wrote this?

:)

posted on 25 May 2014, 07:44

47. Lampriya (Posts: 207; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


In your dream

posted on 25 May 2014, 09:07 1

55. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Time to come back into reality.

posted on 25 May 2014, 07:54

49. tedkord (Posts: 4802; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


You misspelled lunch.

posted on 24 May 2014, 22:25 8

3. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1202; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Even with a larger display iPhone 6 should still be compared to more mainstream phones like the S5, M8 and the upcoming G3 and prime models. Based on rumored specs alone the Note 3 still out classes the iPhone 6. The Note series will always be the better device but due to size it will never be mainstream.

posted on 24 May 2014, 22:26

4. Daftama (Posts: 563; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Note started the whole phlt phones I see no reason why it wouldn't... Besides is the only phlt phone that has some unique features than the galaxy phones.. Unlike other smartphone they are just big in size.. I see iPhone 6 in 3 different 6c 6 6L all the same except for size

posted on 24 May 2014, 22:58 3

11. Topcat488 (Posts: 1150; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Dell started the phablet phase, with the Dell Streak, it just didn't take-off as well as the Note Series because of Android Donut, or was it Cupcake. O.o

posted on 25 May 2014, 02:01 2

28. shuaibhere (Posts: 1429; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Dell streak was called tablet then...

posted on 25 May 2014, 02:05 4

31. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


many makers started it, but the only one who successfully did was Samsung, then, others followed and now we have an army of phablets

posted on 24 May 2014, 22:37 13

6. Tizen007 (Posts: 516; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


The Note 4 will have a "new form factor", and besides design do you really think Newton's fruit can beat the Note series in specs? I don't think so...
According to Isaac Newton, Apples fall.

posted on 25 May 2014, 00:47 1

26. ecmedic4 (Posts: 198; Member since: 02 May 2013)


The iPhone has never competed on specs, yet it still performs as well or better than the high end androids from the popular OEMS. Specs alone do not mean everything, something that a lot of ppl have a hard time learning. Also Apple's iPhone has always been one of the best looking phones on the market.

posted on 25 May 2014, 01:21 2

27. Tizen007 (Posts: 516; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


that is true. But I will go with the specs. And if the new form factor has a flexible display that is a plus.

posted on 25 May 2014, 02:07 7

32. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


uhh? what can your iF@rt do? it looks to me like a good old nokia. except it has apps and glad you guys got a control center that you cannot edit, feels like android donut?

posted on 25 May 2014, 05:02 3

42. Heatfan316 (Posts: 417; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


No! The iPhone is made out of premium materials, but that doesn't make it a good looking phone, it's large bezels and camera placement make it god awful ugly and in reality is that what you apple users buy a phone for is because of the way it looks? Not what the phone is capable of, because the Note can do so much more.

posted on 25 May 2014, 07:06

43. WallStreetWolf (Posts: 65; Member since: 08 Apr 2013)


The majority of phone users don't take advantage of the majority of Note features. It has the same gimmicks and sales pitch as any other flagship. Can I do more with it? Yes. Its Android, so of course their is flexibility, but the iPhone as well as many other phones manage to get the job done sans the S Pen. Also, the Note phones are hideous and toyish. At least when Blackberry put faux leather on the back of their Bold 9700 in 2009, it felt like leather. I don't case my phones, because I like the craftsmanship of design, so style is important to me and many other people. I own a Note 8 because it looks as good as an iPad to me with all the capabilities and more. I bought a Blackberry Z10, because despite the common drivel spit out by people who haven't tried it or used it since its inception, its a very solid phone with a stable OS and great design. My MacBook is one of the best looking computers on the market after years and has the capabilities to back it up. Pragmatism is important, but shouldn't a product look as good as it works?

posted on 25 May 2014, 07:58 5

50. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


didn't read the entire useless comment. your iCr@p equals android donut in terms of features. hey congrats on the control center, that's awesome now you can easily switch off wifi. ios reminds me of feature phones.

posted on 25 May 2014, 07:59

51. tedkord (Posts: 4802; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It competes as well while doing much less. A slower runner can win a race with a better runner who has to do many other things while running.

posted on 24 May 2014, 22:43 1

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Rhetorical question.

posted on 24 May 2014, 23:26 8

22. silencer271 (Posts: 185; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


the note 1 beats the iPhone 6 as does the g1 so really no comparison here. Each side has there fanboi's and it will never change. My suggestion get a device be happy and stay out of the wars lol

posted on 25 May 2014, 02:03 12

29. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


lmaooooooooooooooo the Note 3 beats every single iF@rt device out there, including the 6th edition iCr@p. You can't compare an Android flagship, and one as powerful as a Galaxy Note, to a featureless phone like yours. iphones should not be thought of as smartphones anymore, cause a smartphone nowadays does more than have apps and open facebook.

posted on 25 May 2014, 09:57

58. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Lmfao

+1

posted on 25 May 2014, 02:04

30. refillable (Posts: 636; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Well, you are back from being banned, don't you?

posted on 24 May 2014, 22:28 2

5. LeBrownJames (Posts: 117; Member since: 17 Mar 2014)


I would be surprise if it's not made of plastic.

posted on 24 May 2014, 23:14 5

15. simpleas (Posts: 42; Member since: 30 Apr 2014)


I hope it's plastic, already a big phone. Keeps it light and durable.

posted on 24 May 2014, 23:23 3

20. wilsong17 (Posts: 917; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Actually is a s5 with upgrade screen, processor, battery, camera, and spen since the s5 is already on top this note 4 is going to rock every one else just like last year

posted on 25 May 2014, 02:09 3

33. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


a phone as huge as a Galaxy Note should be made out of plastic, lighter and more durable.

posted on 24 May 2014, 22:40 1

7. gigaraga (Posts: 1040; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


I hope most of these features are going to come to the Note 3 via software update, including the ones the GS5 have!

posted on 24 May 2014, 22:46 4

10. fzacek (Posts: 1693; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


On the Note 4, they should either implement the fingerprint sensor properly like the iPhone 5S, or get rid of it altogether...

posted on 24 May 2014, 23:15

16. simpleas (Posts: 42; Member since: 30 Apr 2014)


ROFL, properly like iphone....

posted on 24 May 2014, 23:45

23. fzacek (Posts: 1693; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I am by no means a fan of the iPhone, but they at least made the fingerprint sensor decent and convenient to use. Samsung messed up when they put in a fingerprint sensor that needs you to swipe your finger over it. It also made the home button less tactile and clicky...

posted on 25 May 2014, 02:10 4

34. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


who said that? many of my friends have the GS5 and the fingerprint sensor works perfectly, so does the home button .. you have been digesting mac magazines lately?

posted on 25 May 2014, 02:23 4

37. farhad_per (banned) (Posts: 128; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


Yes I am one of them and I must say it works very well...! I'm loving it ...!

posted on 24 May 2014, 23:07

12. GreekGeek (Posts: 792; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Bigger screen + ultra thin bezels would be awesome (same footprint as the Note 3)

It would be great if they'll offer it in SD801 and SD805 variants .

posted on 24 May 2014, 23:18 1

18. Tizen007 (Posts: 516; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


The phone possibly can have no bezels at all because of its flexible Youm display.

http://mobicuppa.com/2014/04/23/first-mainstream-smartphone-with-flexible-display-will-be-the-galaxy-note-4/

posted on 24 May 2014, 23:11 2

13. Planterz (Posts: 827; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


"Swipe to launch Motion Launcher" sounds remarkably like what the Oppo Find 7(a) and 1+1 have.

posted on 25 May 2014, 02:11 2

35. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


lmaoooooo who cares about oppo cr@p thing?

posted on 25 May 2014, 07:14 3

44. WallStreetWolf (Posts: 65; Member since: 08 Apr 2013)


People who are objective about tech and not a Samsung shill, care about that Oppo crap. Crawl out of your hole and take a look at what's being offered in other devices.

posted on 25 May 2014, 11:09

60. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


hahahaha, I might crawl out to look at something credible. like an HTC, LG or a Sony. but oppo, xiaomiomi thing and the huwawawii? who cares?

posted on 24 May 2014, 23:15 4

17. simpleas (Posts: 42; Member since: 30 Apr 2014)


Welcome back this year, King of Phones. Galaxy Note!

posted on 25 May 2014, 02:25 2

38. farhad_per (banned) (Posts: 128; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


Till Note 4 my S5 is the king of phones...!

posted on 24 May 2014, 23:59

24. winter_hat (Posts: 103; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


All the swipe to wake, launch, on all these phones straight up copied BlackBerry 10.

posted on 25 May 2014, 02:12

36. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


lmaoooooo who would copy blackberry lol. the formula to success.

posted on 25 May 2014, 07:32

46. WallStreetWolf (Posts: 65; Member since: 08 Apr 2013)


BlackBerries are not bad devices today. They are able to run native and Android applications with a very fluid OS. Are they missing some features? Yes. However, the OS is in its infancy still and they are bringing a lot more to the table than you give them credit for. They actually have good ideas implemented in BB10, but you don't see that far over the altar you built for Samsung.

posted on 25 May 2014, 11:13 1

61. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


hahahaha it's funny what blackberry has been through the last few years. why look at a dead OS? I'm Samsung bound? yeah maybe, at least for now, as I find Samsung devices the best right now for me and they surely surpass blackberries by miles. I've always hated blackberry since those curve-bold-torch days and when a company insults itself as much as blackberry did these 2 years, I don't find any reason to appreciate anything they do. and most people will agree with me on that as numbers are here to prove it

posted on 25 May 2014, 02:45

39. JMartin22 (Posts: 1093; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


I know the Note 4 will be a good phone, but I want to see how the upped 2.5k resolution screen is going to effect the battery life and whether or not they'll be able to make the display brighter than the GALAXY S5

posted on 25 May 2014, 03:19

40. livyatan (Posts: 692; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Kind of a pitty it will have to settle with Snapdragon 805 which basically means the performance will stay roughly the same, because of the increased screen resolution.
Snapdragon 800 on 1080p = Snapdragon 805 on 1440p

Anyway, I am content with my Note 3..no need for an upgrade really

posted on 25 May 2014, 07:24

45. WallStreetWolf (Posts: 65; Member since: 08 Apr 2013)


When I get my One Plus phone, I am going to laugh at a lot of these pro Samsung comments. They will charge 900- 1k American for this device and I will have a phone that I paid $350 for with top shelf specs in the Android world. Think objectively about how you actually use your phone and tell me if the price is warranted on the next Samsung flagship phablet.

posted on 25 May 2014, 09:42

57. wilsong17 (Posts: 917; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Who cares bro you can buy whatever you want

posted on 25 May 2014, 08:25

52. joe1blue (Posts: 107; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)


My T-Mobile Note 3 already had Download Booster as a result from an update I b just got from Samsung

posted on 25 May 2014, 08:46

53. PorkyBurger (Posts: 222; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Well, I hope they place the fingerprint sensor on back, just like One Max, not in physical home key again. In my opinion, it would be a lot easier to use that way in single hand. Dont mess it up, Sammy. :(

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