Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Release Roundup: September Release and Top Killer Features
By Precious Silva | April 11, 2014 3:07 PM EST
The IFA Trade Fair saw the launch of Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Note 3 devices. It appears the tech giant will push for a similar release with its Samsung Galaxy Note 4. According to recent information, Samsung's upcoming phablet will make an appearance this September in the same event. What can people expect?
"Samsung is considering holding a launch event of the Note 4 at the IFA trade fair," the Korea Times quoted a Samsung official about the phablet's release. The official also reportedly added that Samsung is "in the middle of finalising specification details for the upcoming phablet."
Contrary to previous reports, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will come with a new and water-resistant body. The design and build will be similar to the Samsung Galaxy S5. Trusted Reviews also reported that the device may come with a 20MP primary camera, 2560 x 1440 pixel WQHD display and a Snapdragon 805 processor.
Looking at Samsung's current offerings, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will likely feature the S-Pen stylus. Trusted Reviews also reported that the Samsung patented a technology featuring a stylus with advanced writing recognition.
Know Your Mobile's report indicated Samsung hinting at the possible specs of the Galaxy Note 4. At the Seminconductor and Display Technology Roadmap Seminar 2014, the Korean tech giant announced that it has been working on a smarpthone with an AMOLED QHD display. Following the announcement, Samsung also claimed the company has been working on an AMOLED Ultra HD, 3480x2160 pixel smartphone screen. A 5-inch display with 820 pixels-per-inch pixel density is impressive. Some analysts think this may still be farfetched until Samsung releases the device actually.
More important, the device's chipset has also made the news. The market expected the Samsung Galaxy S5 to feature a 64-bit processor. It did not materialize. Samsung reasoned Android is not ready for the architecture yet. Samsung claimed that instead it has been working on accommodating the 64-bit processor. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may be first in line for the 64-bit treatment.
Samsung still trails behind other companies in terms of 64-bit technology. The company believes it should have the processors ready this year.
"Our chip will be ready whenever the operating systems and ecosystem go 64-bit," CNET quoted Kyushik Hong, vice president of marketing for Samsung's system LSI business.
"We're pretty sure we're not going to be the bottleneck for that."
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