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).