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

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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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posted on 21 Jul 2014, 09:17 27

1. Busyboy (unregistered)


This is going to be a killer phone!

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 09:23 15

2. cezarepc (Posts: 718; Member since: 23 Nov 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....

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 09:26 2

3. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


You counting on only those 2 things?

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 19:55 6

78. cezarepc (Posts: 718; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


You really want me to list everything?

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 10:17 3

21. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 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

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 18:19 3

71. marcski07 (Posts: 600; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


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

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 19:24

75. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Hell yeah...bring it on Sammy

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 09:27 8

4. nctx77 (Posts: 2401; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


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

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 13:26 2

57. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 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)

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 14:51 2

62. Ninetysix (Posts: 2671; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


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

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 18:08 2

70. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 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

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 16:08 6

64. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 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?

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 20:43 1

80. TheOldOne (Posts: 196; Member since: 29 Mar 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.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 09:28 2

5. HouTexan (Posts: 446; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


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

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 16:15

89. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14501; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


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

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 09:28

6. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 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

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 09:29 1

7. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1287; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)


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

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 09:32 1

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


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

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 13:23 1

56. elitewolverine (Posts: 5192; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


The note 3 has it too

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 09:32 8

9. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 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!

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 09:34 5

10. Gadgety (Posts: 172; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


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

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 09:38 4

11. CyberFalcon (Posts: 223; Member since: 17 Apr 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....

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 10:53 1

33. Carlosfrancoz (Posts: 19; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


^^THIS is so true...

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 09:47 9

12. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 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

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 10:08 23

16. Busyboy (unregistered)


No one cares about your predictions bud

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 10:11 5

17. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


That would make you a no one.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 10:51 6

32. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


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

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 11:13 1

36. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


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

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 11:42 1

43. CyberFalcon (Posts: 223; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


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

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 12:30 5

51. tedkord (Posts: 14120; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


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

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