Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to Get Ultraviolet (UV) Sensor; New Concept Image Shows Realistic Note 4 Design

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By Pavithra Rathinavel | July 19, 2014 6:55 PM EST

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date is approaching. So far, we have heard reports on various killer features of the upcoming device. This includes a powerful 64-bit processor, retina scanner, brilliant colour options, OIS in camera, curved OLED display option, an ultrasound pen, thinner design and reasonable price. However, the new addition to this never-ending list of Galaxy Note 4 features includes an ultraviolet (UV) sensor.

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An employee of Samsung Electronics walks past the company main office in Seoul in this April 6, 2010 file photo. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is emerging as a major player in its local debt market, buying more South Korean-issued bonds as it juggles a $60 billion cash pile. Samsung's push into private bank debt and government bonds underscores the challenges faced by the electronics giant in managing its massive cash holdings, with local banks reluctant to overload on short-term deposits from Samsung.

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Never-Ending Sensor Fad

Similar to the upcoming iPhone 6, Samsung is also trying to make hay while the health and fitness fad shines bright across the globe. This fad started with the introduction of its S Health app, which gathers and analyses health- and fitness-related information pertaining to individuals. And then, it moved on to the heart rate sensor/monitor and now, the UV sensor, says Phone Arena.

Apparently, the reported ultraviolet (UV) sensor will be located on the front of the upcoming Galaxy Note 4. This sensor will be used to measure the amount of UV radiation the user is exposed to in any given time. The sensor will collate data and inform the user when in danger of skin damage due to UV rays, according to SamMobile.

However, take this rumour with a grain of salt as there has been no official confirmation for the same.

Rumoured Specifications

The following is a roundup of the rumoured specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 so far:

  •  5.7-inch display with 1,440 x 2,560 pixels (2K display) screen resolution
  •  500+ ppi pixel density
  •  Model number SM-N910S: quad-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 805) Krait 450 processor and Adreno 420 GPU
  •  Model number SM-N910C: octa-core (Samsung Exynos 5433) processor with ARM Mali-T760 GPU
  •  3 GB of RAM
  •  Android 4.4.3 KitKat
  •  32 GB of internal storage
  •  MicroSD card support for expansion up to 128 GB
  •  12-MP primary camera and 3.6 MP secondary camera unit
  •  Supports 4K recording capabilities
  •  Water/dust-resistant exterior
  •  Fingerprint sensor support.

New Concept Image

Interested readers should check out the Galaxy Note 4 concept image from samsung4note.com created by Rishi Ramesh. Notably, the concept images of the upcoming Note 4 look similar to LG G3, according to Concept-Phones. And in many ways, the upcoming Note 4 is similar to the LG G3. Here is a link to Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs. LG G3.

What do you think of the UV sensor? Is this sensor really required? Feel free to leave a comment.

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An employee of Samsung Electronics walks past the company main office in Seoul in this April 6, 2010 file photo. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is emerging as a major player in its local debt market, buying more South Korean-issued bonds as it juggles a $60 billion cash pile. Samsung's push into private bank debt and government bonds underscores the challenges faced by the electronics giant in managing its massive cash holdings, with local banks reluctant to overload on short-term deposits from Samsung.
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