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Rumor Mill: What We Know about Samsung Galaxy Note 4

The Samsung Galaxy S5 might be considered Samsung’s crown jewel but the Note series of alphabets aren’t far behind. The previous three iterations won critical acclaim all over the world thanks to their brilliant design and cutting-edge functionality thus making the next entry in the series a certainty. Considering Samsung’s naming conventions and release dates there is a high likelihood that the fourth iteration of the device will be called Galaxy Note 4.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Even though no official announcements about the device have yet been made by the electronics giant, rumors of what Samsung loyalists should expect from the phone keep churning out on practically daily basis. What fans of the series are eagerly awaiting to see is whether the latest version of the device lives up to its reputation, considering that all previous models set the bar for hybrid computing, or whether it’ll be an over-priced dud.

Here’s a look at some speculations surrounding the phone and how it stacks up against its predecessors, based on what we know:

Note 4 Screen Size

Samsung has consistently increased the screen size for every iteration of the Galaxy Note by 0.2 inches. The first model not only had a massive 5.3” screen but was also among the first few phablets available in the market. Galaxy Note 2 increased the screen real estate by another 0.2 inches to 5.5” and the current model further upped it to 5.7”. Going by the numbers the Galaxy Note 4 is expected to have a surface that is nearly 6 inches long, placing it among the likes of HTC One Max and LG G Pro 2 but short of Sony Xperia Z Ultra which boasts a massive 6.4” screen.

Rumors suggest that the device might be available in two variations: one sporting the traditional flat screen while the other a futuristic curved screen – making the Note 4 the first of its kind in the family with two variations. Based on a patent filed by Samsung, the Note 4 can potentially have a curved multi-sided screen that can house several frequently used apps like camera, email and settings etc. in the rounded space. This new technology will not only give the Note 4 a complete facelift as compared to its predecessors but will also save valuable screen space. However, whether that actually happens is pure speculation and the technology might be meant for a future product.

Galaxy Note 4 Power

Apple took the first bite at the 64-bit processor when it launched the iPhone 5S. With Note 4, Samsung will be looking to upgrade their processing power as well. According to SamMobile, the European version of the phone will feature Samsung’s own Exynos 5433 chip while the North American, Korean and Japanese counterpart will come equipped with a Snapdragon 805 chip – both 64-bit processors.

Firepower like that brings with it snappier and more responsive controls. The phablet’s processing power is speculated to be between quad-core 2.5 GHz to octa-core 1.3 GHz.

As far as internal storage is concerned rumors suggest 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants all expandable to 128GB via microSD slots – similar to previous models. The RAM, however, is rumored to being bumped up to 4GB as compared to the Note 3’s 3GB.

Speculations about the built-in camera are currently all over the place with loyalists placing it between 16 megapixels to 20 megapixels – which is still an upgrade over Note 3’s 13 megapixel technology.

Judging by reports doing rounds on the Internet, the Galaxy Note 4 is speculated to be a faster, more stylish upgrade as compared to slight variations that were incorporated in previous editions. How many of the speculated technologies make it onto the finish product remains to be seen.

This Post contributed by stealthmate


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This entry was posted on 09/08/2014 by in Smartphone and tagged .
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