Samsung Galaxy Note 4 coming with a flexible screen, premium metal body, and a 16-megapixel OIS camera

The Galaxy Note 4 is expected to get officially unveiled in just around a month at IFA in September, but while Samsung has managed to keep a cap on leaked images, the veil of secrecy around its fourth-gen phablet is getting thinner. Korean publication ET News now reports that the Galaxy Note 4 will feature a premium design using metal (in contrast with the plastic Note 3), come with a flexible screen, and sport a 16-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization (OIS).

We’ve already heard rumors about a metal-clad Galaxy S5 Prime (or Galaxy F, the ‘F’ being for fashion, if you prefer), so we now have a collection of rumors about a big shift in Samsung’s design strategy.

At the same time, this latest report says there will be a plastic version of the Note 4 phablet as well. We don’t know whether it’d come as a downgraded ‘Note 4 Neo’ of sorts, but so far, indications are that users will get to pick between a metal and a plastic design.

The most exciting news about the Note 4, however, has got to be about the flexible screen. Last year’s Note 3 came with a 5.7-inch screen, which is already fairly huge, and this report says nothing about the likely size of the Note 4, but it does mention that Samsung has ramped up production of flexible panels by 50%, anticipating the launch.

The final revelation that we have in this report is the camera - the Note 4 is said to come with a 16-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization (OIS). Chances are that Samsung will use its own sensor that it first debuted in the Galaxy S5, but the OIS is a new element, a welcome addition for video buffs.

source: ET News (translated) via BGR

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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)



1. Busyboy unregistered

This is going to be a killer phone!

2. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Not really a Note fan but like all the other Notes, this year's note is definitely going to be a monster. Dat OIS on a 16MP ISOCELL....

3. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

You counting on only those 2 things?

78. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

You really want me to list everything?


Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Sammy knows it's time to bring it in light of iPone 6 getting bigger which is a really big market share stealer this time around. iCook is a marketshare man when compared to iSteve that's for sure. I liked it better when apple pretended like they were a cut above everyone else now they seem to just copy Android albeit it years later and still ho humm

71. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

if the picture above is designed like that, they'll have my money... :)

75. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Hell yeah...bring it on Sammy

4. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

The Note has been getting this for the last 2 years lol!

57. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

If Samsung make Note 4 from aluminium tin-can NOBODY will buy it. I don't think they are so stupid to fall into the "tech" media trap. . Only ifans love the cheap aluminium tin can, and find it "premium", but they don't buy phones without Apple logo on it.(see M8)

62. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Come on popeye. People buy their phones based on a lot of things not just what's on the outside.

70. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yup Only that sealed tin can omits the removable back , the reception , wireless charging and NFC (and light body). We buy Note because is not sealed handicap aluminium brick

64. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Give me plastic. How many Notes have you seen NOT in a case. Any phone for that matter. Who cares what it is made of or looks like when you can't see it with a case?

80. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

not sure about that, but what I can tell you is that HTC One does not appeal to me at all, expecially the aluminium body. Now I know it was praised left and right for the best design, but numbers do not lie: they sold too few devices to justify the media hype around it.

5. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Oh, boy. This is setting up to be a phone of epic proportions (like the rest of the Note phablet series)

89. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yep...this model will have the poorest sales.

6. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

PA didn't make a article about the Shield Tablet which is going to be available on 29th for $299(16gb) & $399(32gb with LTE) . and it's going to be available in the UK on august 14th :D


Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I hope it comes with VoLTE technology also. I really hate buying new phones every

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

S5 had it, so I'm 100% sure the N4 will.

56. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

The note 3 has it too

9. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Ohh Man I just can't wait. The Note series is KILLER. Now these juicy rumors are only hyping the Epic phone the Note 4 will be. CAN'T WAIT!

10. Gadgety

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

I love my Note. Bezel-less screens will be great, but foldable YOUMs would be greater.

11. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

To everyone's disapointment Samsung ll release a phone with the same design, same ISOCELL camera without OIS and with a BandAid back cover.... Enough of these rumor mills PA....

33. Carlosfrancoz

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

^^THIS is so true...

12. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

My predictions : - Metal body : possible - Choice between plastic and metal : no, at least not immediately - 64bit : no - OIS : probably - flexible display : no way - bloatwares : tons

16. Busyboy unregistered

No one cares about your predictions bud

17. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

That would make you a no one.

32. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You are a nobody so please get off that high horse of yours.

36. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

I think they're pretty realistic. No one cares about your rudeness, on the other hand...

43. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Dude u didnt even predict anything here... U jus said possible or probable to whatever PA wrote in this article...

51. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

My predictions : Jakelee will still be trolling hard : 100%

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