Watch Samsung Galaxy Note 4's S Pen in action in this official promo video

Watch Samsung Galaxy Note 4's S Pen in action in this official promo video
Samsung earlier this week announced its brand new Galaxy Note 4 - the company’s third flagship Android handset of 2014 (after the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Alpha). Last year’s Note 3 was already a beast of a device, and Samsung managed to make the Note 4 even better - in pretty much every aspect.

Since the S Pen stylus has been one of the Galaxy Note’s line highlights from the very beginning, this is - unsurprisingly - one of the features that Samsung has enhanced. The Note 4’s S Pen has double the sensitivity of its predecessor, this making it feel more like a real pen when writing or drawing. In addition, the S Pen can now be used like a PC mouse (sort of): you can click and drag to select multiple items, then edit, or move them.

Samsung uploaded an official promo video to showcase the S Pen of the Note 4, and you can watch it below.

For a detailed look at the specs of the new Note, check out this post. Additionally, you should not miss our Galaxy Note 4 hands-on (video included!). The Note 4 will be released in the US in October via all major mobile carriers, most probably for prices starting at $299 on contract. The device is also expected to go on sale in Europe on October 10.

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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. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

pretty nice!

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Selling my S5, iPad Mini 2 and HTC M8 for this beast. :')

5. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

you have to many gadgets

7. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Mo gadgets, Mo Problem :D

21. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i sold my Moto X, my S5, my Nexus 7, my G3 and i'm going to sell my 64GB iPhone 5S to make room for the new Moto X, the Note 4, the iPhone 6 (albeit a 32GB this time around) and the new Nexus tablet. how's that for too many gadgets? i justify it because i use it all in my work for VZW.

3. NextGenTech

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

October release is = Fail. Still going to for this beautiful powerful device.

4. Carlitos

Posts: 684; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

The note line has always been released in October

6. NextGenTech

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Where I am it launches late September usually. Could still be the same, who knows.

13. AnTuTu

Posts: 1622; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Ppl who want to buy Note 4 will buy Note 4 no matter if it is coming in October or November that's the bottom line.

8. gust3r3u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

o you even note ? :))) that is what samsung is asking

9. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Note 4 FTW

10. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

at the end of the video the home button glows ?

11. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Light reflection. If you look at the scene again, you can see that at the times the shadow covers the button, there is no "glow".

12. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Why am I not surprised that Asian girl can read…chemistry and maffs…upside down..and backwards…

14. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I don't know why Samsung makes a big deal about the scrapbooking features. Do people actually use them? Just curious.

15. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

Yes, I do use it a lot! Infact it's one of my favorite features to extract images from anywhere/anything on its screen and send as attachment via the several sharing options android devices are capable of.

17. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Seems like you can do that with any phone but ok. How about the scrapbook app as a whole? What do you guys use that for? And how often?

16. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

One thing Samsung doesn't highlight is that the stuff you produce using S-Note is pretty much dead content. AFAIK, there is no PC/Mac equivalent of S-Note to be able to edit your S-Note documents. You can export to PDF, but that is it. As this lack of document portability has been a real sore spot in my time with the Note 3, I hope someone corrects me and tells me which Windows/Mac apps I can use to edit S-Note docs :)

18. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

That is one of the biggest reasons why I left my Note II. Also, if you ever upload a word document or PowerPoint to edit in S-Note, you forever lose both the original file format and the original dimensions and you pretty much just have PDF screenshots of your original work... From my experience as well, there's no longevity with S Note or S Note docs. Which is sad because that's suppose to be a major selling point for the Note series.

19. VHMP01

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 27, 2014


20. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Unfortunately, as Microsoft stores all your documents on their servers and has full access to your content, OneNote isn't something I can use. Basically, you are just handing all your intellectual property to Microsoft for them to data mine and file patents on. Same reason I can't use EverNote. Also, I do like the immediacy of S-Note and how it is built into the Note in various little ways. I just wish Samsung would add better import/export capabilities and a PC/Mac S-Note application.

22. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

As it had been a while since I looked for S-Note PC/Mac apps, I did another search and found a Windows app that works with S-Note files on Samsung's UK site: I downloaded it and it will import two types of S-Note files, .spd and .snb. IIRC, the S-Note files on my Note 3 are .snb files. However, it will only save to .spd files. The only export function is to .jpg, not even a PDF export. It's definitely a lot better than nothing. Hopefully Samsung will focus on improving it more over time.

23. Gadgety

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

"Last year’s Note 3 was already a beast of a device, and Samsung managed to make the Note 4 even better - in pretty much every aspect." Apart from the screen, improvements seemed pretty marginal, while the price hike, locally in my market, was substantial. The Note 4 is now $1070 off contract. Yikes. The Note Edge did bring something new, although the write ups I've seen were critical of how it functioned, and that it sat poorly in hand. I'll have to check that one out in person. On the other hand I can imagine the price being 10-15% higher, and then pricing is going to be outside of my wallet atm.

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