Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to have the same fingerprint sensor that's found on the S5 and Galaxy Alpha
In addition to coming with the fingerprint-related software features that you may already know from the Galaxy S5 (Screen Lock, Samsung Account Verification, PayPal Payments, and Private Mode with fingerprint authentication), the Note 4 will reportedly introduce several new features. Among them, Sam Mobile mentions Fingerprint Shortcuts, which seemingly lets you assign applications or commands to any registered fingerprint - so you’ll be able to open apps directly form the lock screen. Another new feature should be Web Sign-in, enabling users to sign-in to various websites just by swiping a finger over the home button.
Fingerprint sensor aside, the Galaxy Note 4 should come with an impressive list of high-end specs. According to previous rumors, the handset will have a 5.7-inch display with 1440 x 2560 pixels, a Snapdragon 805 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and a rear camera with optical image stabilization. Like the Galaxy Alpha, the new Note may sport a metal frame which could give it a more premium look compared to the Galaxy Note 3 (pictured above).
1. hellonerds (Posts: 203; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
as expected... im sure the heart sensor also.
4. magnanimus (Posts: 282; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
I hope not. Its the most useless thing about the S5 and Alpha
9. engineer-1701d (Posts: 711; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
the good thing is you can hide some pictures as well that's about it
2. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2906; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
I am thankful there seems to be no "retina scanner" or other more invasive biometrics.
6. magnanimus (Posts: 282; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
DNA scanners will be more like it. If we aren't gonna have privacy, we might as well make the best of the situation :P
3. magnanimus (Posts: 282; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
I'm a person that despises huge screens but this phone is making me reconsider. Gonna try one out as soon as it comes out
20. hellonerds (Posts: 203; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
I tried the note 1 and I liked it but return it as I dont really like first gen devices. .I have a note 3 and im sure the note 3 can still be good for another 2 years depending on person.. but as for nerds we have to have the latest lol.. ill be selling my note 3 for note 4.. youll get use to the size in like a week.. yeah its a bit of a huge device on the pocket depends.. but if you like to consume media youll love the note line up..
29. droidmanX (Posts: 22; Member since: 25 Jan 2014)
I used Note 1 for 10 months or so. It was nice, very unique. Then came Note 2 it was slightly better. It still is and my mother uses it. Now I am using Note 3 Neo. Note 3 Neo with its hexa core processor, 5.5 inch screen with stylus and cheaper price tag got my attention. I am extremely happy as it gives me superb battery life (5 days with 5.5 to 6hrs Screen on time) without rooting. Note 4 seems to be very enticing. They will release with a very hefty price tag. Samsung became expensive in last two years with its steep pricing. Otherwise, their phones have been amazing. Especially Note 3 Neo.
But once you start using big screen phones 5.5" or anything above 5", every other phone will look tiny after that. It will be very hard to go back to smaller screens. Personally, I don't mind bigger screens.
If you like stylus, don't mind knox, want good battery life with all round features then Samsung Note series is definitely a good option.
5. joey_sfb (Posts: 2866; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
How about the bloatware status of Note 4? I will boycott Samsung this time if they going to stated 32GB device only to give us 20GB available storage.
XiaoMi a budget brand don't do that. Their preinstall software is removable.
11. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2906; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Good point. If there is no root available for Note 4 and it is all locked down like the Note 3 was with ATT, then I'm not buying it. Not worth the hassle.
Samsung has to learn somehow to start listening to their customers again and give control of the phone back to the customer. Otherwise, like so many have already, customers will go elsewhere, i.e HTC, Sony, LG, etc.
23. wilsong17 (Posts: 859; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
Note 3 is 32 gb and come with 26gb and expandable sd card 128 gb stop complaining
30. droidmanX (Posts: 22; Member since: 25 Jan 2014)
Courtesy Xda developers we can always root the device. Problem is not with rooting. It is with removal of Knox which is the most annoying feature. You still can overlook knox and continue using the device without rooting.
To remove bloatware you need to root and install root applications like Romtoolbox pro or root cleaner. But if you root then Knox will be tripped and if there is hardware problem after that then Samsung service center wont accept for repair which is bit risky. Some service centers overlook that but if we run into bad luck then we are screwed with a brick in our hand.
Solution is to go with unlocked phone. I know it is expensive option but it is a decision that you will have to make depending on your requirements. But do not purchase if the initial users are reporting overheating problems or any other serious issues.
7. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6327; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Let me know when they have a curve screen then we talk. Finger scanner is a irrelevant feature
8. Vexify (Posts: 458; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)
I hope this is false and a better biometric reader/software is available. One thing that kept me from keeping my Nexus from an S5 is the sh*tty fingerprint reader. Really wish it were on par with Touch ID. I would love a good fingerprint scanner or retinal scanner.
Regardless, can't wait for the Note 4 to see how awesome it is, although I'll mostly wait for the S6 to buy another Samsung device. Ugh too many awesome phones coming out, not enough luxury money to burn lol.
16. darkkjedii (Posts: 10855; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I'm anticipating the N4 also. That with the ip6, will do it for me.
17. Vexify (Posts: 458; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)
The combo I really want is the Nexus 6 and iP6. The Note 4 is a so/so for me but still interested.
19. Vexify (Posts: 458; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)
The Nexus 5's looks mostly. I'm all about aesthetics. Every phone gets the job done. In the end, for ME, I LOVE how a phone is designed, built, the quality, the feel, everything. I love design and I love owning phones with great, sleek, minimal design.
Im a minimalist. Also explains me owning a Movado , as well as other simplistically designed items.
TLDR; Im a sucker for simplicity and design.
21. darkkjedii (Posts: 10855; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
100% agreed, I'm the exact same way. Phones are just as much eye candy, as they are a productivity device for me.
10. engineer-1701d (Posts: 711; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
I am sure as fans of the tech world I can speak for everyone when we wanted the bottom of the phone to be a touch pad where we could scan a finger as well as have front speaker in it
12. Saioofi (Posts: 24; Member since: 23 May 2014)
The fingerprint scanner on the S5 sucks. It's slow and inaccurate
13. blackberry_Boy (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 May 2014)
The same how sad not even a more advance finger print scanner but the same lol same old samsung
14. Mube007 (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)
exactly bcoz there is no innovation in samsung products now..may be they will come will same design
15. fzacek (Posts: 1553; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
This is disappointing. The fingerprint sensor on the S5 was a failure...
22. nothingmuch (Posts: 165; Member since: 03 May 2013)
Hey Florin T...or any one else...Speaking of stuff like off the S5, is there any word on when the Note 3 will be getting some the S5 features like download booster??
Its been a few weeks!
24. gigaraga (Posts: 812; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
That was to be expected, considering how closely related the Note series and the S series are.
25. wando77 (Posts: 278; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)
I already have download booster on my note 3 fir a few weeks now
32. nothingmuch (Posts: 165; Member since: 03 May 2013)
Oooh! Is it worth me waiting for, I'm on AT&T and still no word for my update
33. Psykotik_Dragon (Posts: 22; Member since: 21 Dec 2013)
Is it actually working? The download booster was disabled by the major carriers on the S5 in the US...one of the best standout features on the S5 essentially cockbkocked by the Big3...
31. droidmanX (Posts: 22; Member since: 25 Jan 2014)
There is lot of competition which is good from customer point of review. No doubt, Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC are all making excellent phones. They are very similar in specs and came up with their innovative best with features. But the moment price is announced they are getting it all wrong. Samsung succeeded with Note 1 because it was priced properly during that time. Note 2 became expensive. Note 3 was released with sky as the limit.
Samsung with Note series got it right in many areas and they are the only company who successfully incorporated stylus. Other companies tried but Note series is still unique. HTC didn't try, LG tried with LG G3 stylus but they released it in mid-range. Sony came up with their unique way with Ultra but there is no real competition for Samsung in Note series. Samsung has great opportunity to get back lost share in market with smart pricing. But if they release with hefty price tag then they will not achieve the results they desire. Customers will look for alternatives. There is huge difference between 600$ and 700$ or even 800$ phone. Hope Samsung understands the pulse and does it right this time.