The much awaited Samsung (SSNLF) Galaxy Note 4 is scheduled to be launched on September 3 at IFA 2014 in Berlin. The new Galaxy Note is an upgraded version of Samsung’s offering and comes with better features compared with its predecessors.
What to expect?
The Note 4 shall come with 4 GB RAM and be available in three variants – 16 GB, 32 GB, 64GB. The upcoming Phablet is expected to sport a 5.7-inch 2560x1440 pixel spacious screen with a 15.8 megapixel camera. It is expected to run on Android 4.4.A KitKat OS and have micro-SD up to 128 GB. The Device is expected to have a strong connectivity with Dual Band Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 version and 4G LTE radio.
The Galaxy Note 4 is expected to release in two versions. One will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 and the other with Exynos 5433 8 Core processor. It will release two models in terms of design also. One of the model shall sport the curved OLED display, while the other shall come with flat OLED display. Both the models will be powered by Ultrasound Technology.
As compared to the previous Notes launched, the Note 4 will have a perforated leather back cover similar to Samsung Galaxy S5. The micro-USB 3.0 of the tablet has a flap with a thicker metallic edge around the USB port. The price of the Note is expected to come with a sticker price of around $813.
Face off with the Cupertino tech giant
This is again that time of the year when Apple (AAPL) enthusiasts are waiting for the tech mammoth to release the next version of the iPhone, dubbed the iPhone 6. Samsung’s Note 4 is a direct threat to the highly anticipated flagship product of Apple.
The two tech giants, Apple and Samsung are again going to compete with one another, with each launching their devices back to back. Apple is going to offer stiff competition to Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with its iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 is expected to have a full metal back cover with a sleek design. The front panel is rumored to be protected by sapphire screen crystal. The smartphone is expected to have a touch ID fingerprint sensor, like what Apple offered in iPhone 5s.
In contrast, Galaxy Note 4 has a textured leather back with metal edges. A fingerprint sensor with water and dust resistant technology is also expected on the Galaxy Note. iPhone 6 is expected to have a 4.7-inch screen, while Note 4 is expected to have a 5.7-inch screen. The iPhone 6 will be running on iOS 8 software.
Samsung has worked quite smart to keep an edge over the upcoming iPhone. Note 4 seems to have some benefit with features like eye scanner technology and waterproof body, which are new addition in the tablet. Note 4 is expected to release a few days before the iPhone 6; this might also prove beneficial for it.
Galaxy Note 4 has already created a buzz in the technosphere. The gizmo freaks are desperately waiting for its release. The upgraded features like the SD card slot, the new look of the tablet, the increase in the internal memory of the phone are some new features which shall grab the attention of the buyers. The South Korean giant expects its shares to shoot up after the release of the Note 4. With its new offering, Samsung is trying to solidify its position in the premium smartphone space. However, whether the company succeeds or not will be seen only after the release of the phone.