First phablet with Gorilla Glass 4? Why, Note 4, of course.
posted by Daniel P. / Dec 11, 2014, 2:27 AM
We first heard about the potential next Gorilla Glass 4 edition when a Lumia flagship prototype leaked out, and was featured with the tough and thin protective layer on top of its display. At the time it was dismissed as a typo or a fake rumor, but a few weeks later, at the end of November, Corning indeed took to the airwaves, and announced the fourth iteration of its Gorilla Glass franchise. This one is thinner and stronger than its predecessor, as they always are, but we knew nothing about which handsets are or will be equipped with the durable sheets.
Corning issued a press release to inform us that it's the Galaxy Alpha that had the privilege to be the first handset flaunting Gorilla Glass 4, which allowed it to remain thin, light and yet a tough nut to crack. Now, we are learning that there is at least another handset out there with the new cover sheet from Corning, and it is none other than the Note 4 - the world's first phablet with Gorilla Glass 4, suits it right.Well, yesterday
- 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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This doesn't really make sense, why would they hide the facts first, and suddenly say that this has the new GG4. I am not saying they are lying, but it is true that there is no way for the customer to tell the difference between GG4 and GG3, even if they use GG2 and call it a GG4, we have to believe. So I just have my doubts about it, that's all.
posted on Dec 11, 2014, 2:34 AM 2
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Probably because Samsung used a much thinner piece of the tougher GG4 So it actually still has the same toughness as the Note 3's thicker piece of GG3 They said the GG4 in the Alpha was only 0.4 mm That's the problem with the OEMs making thing thinner and thinner
posted on Dec 11, 2014, 2:36 AM 0
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Don't know why they didn't said that first , But Note 4 rocks anyway ! One of the best in the markets .
posted on Dec 11, 2014, 3:00 AM 5
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Hail Galaxy Alpha users!
posted on Dec 11, 2014, 3:13 AM 5
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The Alpha is a seriously sexy piece of kit. First 20nm chip, 6.7mm, and first GG4. Too bad it unfairly got overshadowed by the Z3 compact and iphone 6. I mean the screen does let it down a bit but it's in the same league as the Z3 compact and iphone 6 screens. If it had the same screen as the M7 or an equivalent 1080 screen though, game over for every other handset hardware wise. The battery life is surprisingly solid, no complaints there.
posted on Dec 11, 2014, 3:51 AM 4
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The Gorilla glass 4 is for the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 with Snapdragon 810 not the current with Snapdragon 805.
posted on Dec 11, 2014, 3:49 AM 0
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Is it about the new shipments? or my Note 4 has Gorilla glass 4?! ---- How about the Galaxy Alpha?
posted on Dec 11, 2014, 3:56 AM 0
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There is a drop test with the Note 4 on youtube. TechRax is the first to do it. Note 4 GG4 cracks.. One word: MARKETING!
posted on Dec 11, 2014, 4:05 AM 1
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If you drop a phone on its face on a hard surface, it will crack. Corning stated that. If you are out to just break the glass, you can break it. It's that simple. The keyword here is "GLASS". I don't care what it is made of, if it is glass it will break. It's that simple dude.
posted on Dec 12, 2014, 12:40 PM 0
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1st thought. Remember the bend test with a lot of phones, and Note4 came out on top. GG4 actually makes sense. As for drop test. It all depends on how a phone falls. These tests are... ok but not perfect representations of every phones future falls. I have dropped my N4 many time. Notta 1 scratch or crack.
posted on Dec 11, 2014, 5:34 AM 1
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Yea, ive already dropped my note 4 a dozen times. Not an issue. Of course, I also use a case and screen protector to minimize damage. Anyone who doesnt is an idiot.. its a freakin $900 phone. lol
posted on Dec 11, 2014, 11:03 AM 0
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