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Report: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 coming Sept. 4, to have "far better" specs than the Galaxy S5

Posted: , by Chris P.

A Samsung Galaxy Note 4 concept by Ivo Marić

A Samsung Galaxy Note 4 concept by Ivo Marić

A report out of the Korean Times claims that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be announced in a little over a month from now -- on September 3rd, just days before IFA 2014. Apparently, Samsung partners and the media should receive an official invitation soon.

According to "top-tier" parts supplier, the widely-expected Note 4 has been put in the fast lane, as Samsung is reportedly trying to get it out of the door before its biggest rival, Apple, does so with its upcoming iPhone 6, of which we expect two versions -- one with a 4.7'' screen, and another with 5.5'' screen. 

But getting the Note 4 on the market as soon as possible is, reportedly, just part of Samsung's strategy. Not surprisingly at all, the consumer electronics behemoth is also planning on sticking the best of the best hardware in the Galaxy Note 4. The insiders claim that the phablet "will have far better specifications than the Galaxy S5", and sport a 5.7'' OLED display, though another version with a curved OLED screen is apparently also in the works. Keep in mind that we were told the same thing about the Note 3 about a year ago, though it could be that Samsung is finally ready to produce the still novel panels in large enough quantities.

That's not all, however. Apparently, the Note 4 will also be nestled within a metal frame, which would constitute a nice change of pace for Samsung. Moreover, the Note 4 is also said to be on path to becoming the first smartphone to sport an ultraviolet sensor which will measure UV radiation levels. Lastly, the report claims that Samsung's new phablet will be equipped with a Qualcomm processor (likely the Snapdragon 805), and will support Category 4 LTE. That said, we wouldn't rule out the company's home-grown Exynos processors entirely just yet.

Keep in mind that we cannot verify the authenticity of these statements, yet it's probably safe to say that September really can't come soon enough.

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posted on 31 Jul 2014, 09:04 14

2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4839; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

The King is going to come alive soon!!!

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 09:27 5

21. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

I agree, he wears green too.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 13:33

52. mrblah (Posts: 576; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)

I know! Go iPhone!

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 14:11 1

60. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4839; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Like in the 90's


posted on 31 Jul 2014, 21:43

87. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)

be born*.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 09:05 7

3. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)

oh dat concept....

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 09:06 6

6. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)

"far better" on paper

not "far better" on a typical day to day usage scenario because there'll be hardly any difference, at all.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 09:11

9. derivativex (Posts: 176; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)

Hope low light performance will be improved which I think was the weakest part of the note 3. Youm technology (if true) would be just awesome and of course the gear vr

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 09:12 2

10. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)

Note 3 rumors left a bad taste in my mouth last year because it was ridiculously inaccurate compared to the actual release product

With the Note 4, I would expect the same thing, Samsung just love to keep the hype ball rolling. Telling you lies just to hold you on to your next purchase

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 16:51 1

66. ojdidit84 (Posts: 458; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)

I'm pretty sure that it's not Samsung (or Apple/HTC/Nokia/InsertBrandHere) that feeds the public with the bogus leaks that let us down in the end. You have people like Evleaks and random analysts spouting out big specs and gimmicky features that end up not being on the phones. By now, you would think that everyone knew to take the leaks with a grain of salt and just wait until the phone are officially announced and then you'll have no (or little) disappointments of what you thought the phone would have.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 19:33 2

96. geordie8t1 (unregistered)

what a stupid comment, obviously a hater, otherwise you would know that EVERY company in the world is operating at the moment like this, its called incremental updating,
samsung never told lies, the fans made up stories they heard, its like chinese wispers, you hear 5.7" inch screen by the time its been around the world its now a 6" QHD with bendable tech and has built in window cleaner etc. (Made up rumour of course) but you get my meaning, yes phones are becoming disappointing in that they dont put EVERYTHING into 1 device, but thats because of the readily amount of information available on the net to read up about, why make 1 device that does everything you ever wanted it to would your company make any money??? nope so by increasing it slowly they generate income, APPLE actually are the king at this they have done this for the past what 10-15 years since the ipods came to town, year on year, no difference really apart from the build design yet same hardware inside and still same price, roughly, their phones are not that much differenct, offer the same model twice with a few new componants and charge the earth for :-)

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 13:46

104. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10125; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

So from what you said, you expected "RUMORS" to be accurate? There was no point in reading what you said after that.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 09:22 6

17. JDogg5281 (Posts: 64; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

Well Note II...its been fun.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 09:26 1

20. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

I hate big phone s over 5 inch but I'll get the note truly a spec beast

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 14:00 2

106. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10125; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

have you ever used one? They aren't as big as they sound. If you've never tried one, how an you hate it?

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 09:28

22. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

the only thing I can see them using a UV sensor for is screen adaptations like contrast correction in direct sun

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 09:33 3

24. cncrim (Posts: 826; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)

Yeah yeah, 64 bit chips 3gbs of Ram 32gbs of storage ..ya tha ya tha ya..... The phone hit it peak 2years ago. After many yeah with samsung brand, i have said she need to concentrate on optimize software, even powerful as note 3 i found hiccup still exist.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 09:54 4

28. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

Touchwiz still lags, I wonder why Samsung still can't get this right. They did it right by making the Touchwiz look cleaner, but it still lags.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 10:31 6

34. Cicero (Posts: 870; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)

Where is the lag? I can not see it. I admit there are some parts where you wait some milliseconds (when reading your photos or when it is building app list). But how often you spend time doing this? The rest of it is BLITZ. DO NOT SPEND YOUR TIME 8N SETINGS. WORK AND PLAY WITH IT. ENJOY!

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 11:00 1

40. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

The lag is in where you're scrolling the homescreen, based on what I saw on the Tab S 8.4 and my uncle's Galaxy S3. The Galaxy S3 lags even more but since it's a 2 year old phone I won't judge it's performance.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 14:03 1

107. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10125; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

The only time I have every experienced lag on home sreen on android devices, is if you have tons of widgets. Widgets are applications that load data usually server side data. As you scroll to another screen with a widget, the delay happens as the widget is loading its data so that the data appears by the time the screen is in position. This is even true on non-Samsung based devices.

You seem to have it in for Samsung device and trying to blame everything on TouchWiz. Widgets have nothing to do with TouchWiz specifically. TouchWiz is a launcher and it has applications that work with it like all the S-applications.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 13:51 1

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

They introduced the world's first A15 to tackle Touchwiz, and it made Touchwiz know smooth. But disengaging those Pos A7 which the big-little still caused it to lag.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 16:56 2

67. ojdidit84 (Posts: 458; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)

You know, people always say that TouchWiz lags and I've yet to see it on my Note 3. Granted I'm rooted, but I waited 2 months before I rooted and saw no lag. People always mention home screens but I only use 1 home screen page and deleted all others so of course I don't see any lag there. Everything else runs smooth for me probably especially since I don't use My Magazine or S-voice or any of the other redundant samsung apps. My UI experience is pretty seamless...

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 17:20 1

94. ronako (Posts: 5; Member since: 01 Aug 2014)

I'm using the OnePlus phone which is closer to pure android and I can definitely say Touchwiz lags. I am also used to the ios no lag UI on my iPad. I used to have a Galaxy S4 and have seen my friend's stock Note 3 and those definitely lag on the home screen and even opening and closing applications.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 18:54

97. ojdidit84 (Posts: 458; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)

That's what I hear from people here on PA, but in my real world experience on my phone and friends phones I just don't see any of it. Makes me wonder WTH people are doing with or have running on their phones... lol. Personally, I'm not a fan of all of the redundant bloatware that Samsung adds to their phones outside of S-note features so I turn them off. So maybe that's where my experience differs from others. All that other Samsung software can "stay in the box."

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 13:55

105. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10125; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

I have a Note 3. The only lag I ever experienced is when I add tons of photos onto the device and also music. The application lag as they create their lists and thumbnails for the first time. After that there is no lag at all. However...ALL PHONES DO THIS.

However, no phone I have ever owned lagged as much as the iPhone does. It lags on everything. Look how long iOS7 took just to change something as simple as a wallpaper. Even today on my wife's iPad 3, it takes more than 10 seconds for the wallpaper to change.

When I first got the note 3, I thought it was laggy. It is not. There are setting on the device that control the animation delays. It appears Samsung set the delays to be what is equal to the time it would take to click and icon for an application, the loading time and when you actually will see it. The point of the animation delay is to make it appear the app is opened once the delay is done.

I set all those settings to zero. My device switches from each application with no delay. The only apps that are slow is when I first install them an open. Again this is typical of any computer when running an app for the very first time. Once that device has created a cache for the application, it is always faster each time you use it.

Every time one of you trolls take about lag on Android devices, I assume you are using something that is so old it can even run ICS or you are just a misinformed parrot who just repeats the same BS he here everyone else says. I am more inclined to just believe you are a parrot.

Web application naturally have a delay because the server has to answer the request. Servers like Google, Microsoft and even Apple are being hit with tons of web request per second. You cant expect an instant answer. But the few seconds it takes is no deal breaker. Stop acting like a child. Even cooling takes time, we don't have instant foods that require cooking. Potato chips are instant foods..

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 10:19

32. justsayit (Posts: 256; Member since: 09 May 2013)

2k screen,snapdragon blahblahblah(just a overclocked sd800 LoL),larger megapixel count,larger screen,slimmer bezel,bigger battery

far better specs!

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 10:19 1

33. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)

The end of September is when I will be getting my next phone and this may be it.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 10:53

37. Tuxedo (Posts: 346; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)

Things will get really interesting this fall... iPhone 6, LG G Pro 2, Note 4, Nexus Phablet

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 10:56

39. latinlegend (Posts: 35; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)

Why dont phone companies take design cues from its fans? If the note 4 will actually look like this (which we all know it wont) it would be a beautiful beast. Hopefully they will get rid of the band aid back and replace it with a carbon fiber. If i designed this phone i would take this design but add a couple things.

5.7 oled quad hd dragonstail screen
Quad core snapdragon 805
4000 mah battery
Aluminum frame with carbon fiber battery cover
16mp ois camera

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 12:30

45. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)

Because they are fans, which means they are unrealistic and idiots of highest order.
If the fans are any good, they would be in Samsung's board, not commenting in PA.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 13:21

51. elitewolverine (Posts: 5184; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)

I would rather phones be built for 2yr use than this 1 year stuff. Had a note 2, now a note 3, while it is lovely i just cannot justify another note purchase. Especially after the bad taste of this one so far. Who knows maybe if i play with it in the store and it wows me, i might change my mind. I think what also kinda killed my excitement over the note series was owning a full blown pc tablet, and probably why this note 4 announcement doesnt do much for me.

I wish it did look like the render though, lovely pic.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 21:41 1

86. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

The rightmost image looks like a refinement of the "band aid" motif, but done much more tastefully.

As a Note 3 owner, it'd be great if Samsung makes an amazing Note 4. The Note series to me is still the most iconic line of phones/phablets in the industry, even more so than the iPhone.

But I am also setting myself up for disappointment. Samsung has locked down their phones of late and is decidely more unfriendly to rooting. And without root, there's just too much bloatware, no Xposed, Greenify doesn't work all the way, etc, etc.

Also having used an S5 Active for a while, I realized how nice it was to have the "action button". But how "not so nice" to was to have hard to press main buttons. So if the Note 4 adds an action button and keeps the other buttons the same, that would be great.

Lastly, the Note 3 was so underwhelming with headphones. Decent line out quality, but Samsung was cheap and didn't use a separate audio chip for the headphone circuitry/amp. Also the S-Pen didn't track as well as it does on the Note tablets.

Anyhow, hope Samsung is really burning the midnight oil and getting every last detail done well. If Samsung falls down and cheaps out on the Note 4, it will be a hurtful blow to the Note brand, to the Samsung brand.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 21:49 1

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

The Exynos version has the wolfson Dac.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 14:44 1

62. AquaBaron (Posts: 7; Member since: 25 Jul 2014)

thats a beautiful concept art, hope the note 4 will be nice and pitch black as the art

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 16:18

65. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


posted on 31 Jul 2014, 17:18

68. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)

Nice got even nicer. Concept looks great already and even the name of the phone sounds ....perfect.... ^________^

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 19:02 1

83. Federated (Posts: 261; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)

Samsung's TouchWiz IS the MAJOR reason for LAG. Samsung should go back to the drawing board in the UI department.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 17:23

95. ronako (Posts: 5; Member since: 01 Aug 2014)

Agreed. They also pile on a bunch of apps that take up your memory also. I will give credit that Samsung is good at hardware, but their weakness is software which has always been mediocre.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 20:27

84. imkyle (Posts: 1073; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

The specs in the S3 are still good. Just do a new design already.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 20:43

85. brasstax (Posts: 285; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

Come on Samsung.. Release the real smartphone king & crush the rebellion

I for one can't wait for its release. The only bummer being that here in India, I have to make do with an exynos version unless I can get one of my cousins in the USA to buy one there & send it to me.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 07:05

99. givemespecs (unregistered)

May the force be with you brasstax...the rebellion will live on my friend. It's called competition...and it's healthy!

It would be a very dull world if we only had Samsung making smartphones.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 22:31

91. Pirry (Posts: 15; Member since: 19 Mar 2014)

Im new in this site, I've been reading diferent articles since the Galaxy S5 pre-launch and I've desided that making a coment or two could be fun, what you guys think about this ''phablet''? Could we still call it phablet although there are phones like LG G3 which are huge and considered smartphones? And... do you spec a lot of this phone just like I spected a lot from the S5?

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 06:53

98. givemespecs (unregistered)

I'm going to have to change my username because I think the specs race has been run now. Current flagships have everything you need, they are super fast with fantastic screens and great cameras.

Manufacturers need to start thinking about design, especially Samsung who seem to be churning out device after device which look basically the same. The challenge now is to pack all of these wonderful features into the smallest possible chassis, using premium materials whilst considering ergonomics and battery life.

C'mon guys show a bit of imagination. Take a look at some of the wonderful concepts on You Tube, and try to take some inspiration from these.

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 00:58

101. sputtle (Posts: 8; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)

Why would they change the design? All of their phones look fabulous. Apple hasn't hardly changed a thing either and they have the majority of the smart phone market. That means with their totals added together, 70% of the U.S. market is happy with the similar designs. Meanwhile, the imaginative manufacturers, like Nokia, are going out of business.

posted on 09 Aug 2014, 03:20

102. Calcium (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 Aug 2014)

Show me the real metal phone

posted on 09 Aug 2014, 07:54

103. oFreddEo (Posts: 7; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)

From Super Amoled to amoled to oled? -_- ?

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