Can the Galaxy Note 4 be more important to Samsung than the Galaxy S5?

Can the Galaxy Note 4 be more important to Samsung than the Galaxy S5?
Samsung already announced that it would unveil a brand new Galaxy Note on September 3. Even more, the company today released various teaser images in China, thus confirming that the new device is the long-rumored Galaxy Note 4.

The announcement of the Note 4 comes at a crucial time for Samsung. The South Korean company’s smartphone sales are slipping, and so is its operating profit - despite the fact that its Galaxy S5 flagship is available all over the world since April. Following a strong start, Galaxy S5 sales slumped after only a few months. There’s no denying that the S5 is one of this year’s best smartphones (as our review of it concludes), but there are simply too many nice alternatives to it - not to mention all the affordable, yet powerful handsets from China.

While the S5 has many direct rivals, this can’t be said about the Galaxy Note 3. There’s no other extra-large smartphone (or phablet, if you will) that can offer the combination of high-end hardware and software features that the Note has. The S Pen stylus and Samsung’s suite of specific apps for it make the device a unique one. We assume that everyone’s expecting the Galaxy Note 4 to be better than the Note 3 - thus, once more, this has the potential of being a handset with no direct competitors. Reportedly, the Note 4 will feature a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 2560 pixels, a 16 MP rear camera, 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM, and a Snapdragon 805 (or Exynos 5 Octa) chipset. 

Samsung shipped 10 million Galaxy Note 3 units in two months from launch, and continued to ship millions more since then (the 10 million milestone was achieved in December last year). Do you think the Galaxy Note 4 can be even more successful, thus helping Samsung to return to high profit margins? If that’s the case, the Note 4 will be more important to Samsung than the S5, wouldn’t it? Feel free to cast your votes in the poll below, or weigh in in the comments if you have answers that go beyond a simple yes or no.

Can the Galaxy Note 4 be more important to Samsung than the S5?

Yes
88%
No
12%
 

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Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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110 Comments

1. Drsarcastic

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Samsung tells everyone the s5 is their flagship. But they know what their true flagship is...

13. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Note series.

52. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

@ARTE-8800, This is where you reside when you're not trolling WP, you give true Android fans a bad name.

62. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I don't like Ms Wp is ok I don't like Apple Apple products are ok

63. engineer-1701d unregistered

arte-8800 this is perfect comment i could not say it better myself

93. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

i like ms. but wp is not ok. i like apple but apple products are not ok in my book. i dont like restrictions.

75. TouchWiZSucks

Posts: 53; Member since: May 12, 2014

@Liveitup , Arte-800 is just a kid who thinks he knows everything about tech.See the way he comments and bashes Apple and Microsoft. He has to post multiple time in each article even when the answer is obvious.

78. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Last time he wrote something why Android is laggy. What he did was nothing else than copying an article an ex Google intern wrote on his blog. All he can do is ctrl+c/v

79. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The same way you Ctrl+c/v comments on almost single Android article? k.

98. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

You sticking up for artee? Nice

106. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I stick up for Smurf and you!

15. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

especially all other phone get bigger and bigger and the "note-size" is almost standart.. so that means the true flagship is the note

23. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Note 2 >>>>> crappy S3 Note 3 >>>>> crappy S4 S5 is crappy too. Not hard too guess

64. engineer-1701d unregistered

hung 2.9 incher i have s3 and its great the best in america we got the 2 gb ram so its still up and running hard core with kitkat 4.4.2 s4 and s5 yes crap.

30. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Hell yeah Note series is far better than my S4 (own) and S5 (don't own)

60. torr310

Posts: 1696; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Things would be changed if Note announced earlier and Galaxy S announced later in the year. Why not ask if S6 is more important than Note 4 to Samsung? It's just that the tech involves fast during the half year.

65. engineer-1701d unregistered

this is so true the gs6 will be the make or break for the company considering most of use did not upgrade to that s5 crap and the alpha is perfect for us minus the battery and the 720 screen am ok with the 720 but the battery really samsung are you trying to end your mobile company.

71. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It is 20nm though.

82. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

This poll is silly if you ask me, there is no question if the Note 4 can be, it will be. The Original Note was hugely popular, so was the Note 2, so was the Note 3 even despite the lack of sucess the SGS4 truely had. The Note phones have always been huge because each time Samsung seems to not only make it bigger and better but they also seem to fix a lot of the Galaxy S flaws. Example: SGS3 had a dim, pentile display and poor battery life. Note 2 had non pentile amoled display that was brighter and more crisp and battery life was way better. SGS4 had similar issues as the S3, less than stellar performance with snapdragon 600 processor Note 3 was a massive improvement, brighter display, better battery life, more ram, snapdragon 800 processor. Note 4 is going to have an even brighter display, more realistic natural amoled technology, even better battery life, etc.

109. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

You hit it right on the button. the Note series has been the flagship of Samsung since 2011 when the original Note came out

2. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

The Note series leads, others follow The first phone to have 4gb Ram, and hopefully DDR4 Ram?

25. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

So it can run...facebook?

61. hurrycanger

Posts: 1773; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

if facebook is all you need, a sub $100 phone will do.

66. engineer-1701d unregistered

sorry facebook is for the kids on the iphone not working people its a kids site now. like myspace is a music site

76. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Sorry. I'm working class, and the only way I can communicate is through texting and emailing. Facebook is too immature for me, a social media site?? You have got to be a kid to use that. No way I would conform to the largest social media platform to connect with other people. That's absolutely reserved for teens these days! Right-o! Back to emailing my clients.

84. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Teens and young adults don't use FB. They've moved to Snapchat and Instagram and others. FB is for old people to share family pics and crappy companies to put up their propaganda.

3. Mark7

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

I can't say yet.

14. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Say what yet?

29. warrenellis

Posts: 102; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

i think mark is refering to the headline of this story

41. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

He's still deciding.

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