Samsung introduces Galaxy Note 4 & Note Edge smartphones

Samsung Galaxy Note 4Korean smartphone giant Samsung on Wednesday took the wraps off the new Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge smartphones at a press event in Berlin.  The Note 4 will start rolling out globally next month and will be released in all major markets across the world, while the Note Edge will be available in select markets later this year.

“The Galaxy Note series signaled extraordinary innovation within the technology industry. Its larger screen size and iconic S Pen technology launched a new standard in smartphone culture. With the introduction of the Galaxy Note series, we brought the age-old culture of the pen and notepad into the digital world. The new Galaxy Note 4 introduces the most refined Note experience to-date by combining all the latest technology that users expect from the Galaxy series,” said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics.

Coming to the smartphone specifics, the Galaxy Note 4 sports a Super AMOLED display, however Samsung has included a curved display in Note Edge, which is wrapped over the right-edge of the phone.The display area on the edge can be used for stuff like notifications, weather information, stock tickers, clock, news feeds, quick shortcuts and more.

“The Galaxy Note Edge’s unique curved Edge screen provides quick access to frequently used apps, alerts and device functionality – even when the cover is closed – all with the swipe of a thumb. Users can also receive notifications directly on the Edge Screen while watching videos without disturbing their viewing,” explained Samsung.

Apart from the edge display, the Note Edge is pretty much same as the normal Note 4, which is powered by 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor. The company will be including 1.9GHz octa-core Exynos 5433 processor in Note 4 in select markets. The phone also features 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, microSD card slot and Android 4.4 with TouchWiz UI.

On the design front, Note 4 sports metallic frame like Galaxy Alpha, a faux-leather soft touch back and 2.5D glass screen, all of which comes together to form a pretty decent smartphone. In addition, like all other Note-series devices, Note 4 (and Note Edge) will come with S-Pen stylus, which, the company claims, is most refined version from it till date and includes enhanced fuctionality.

Availability: According to Samsung, Galaxy Note 4 will be released in four colour options – White, Black, Gold and Pink. Note Edge will however come in only two colours – White and Black.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 specificationsSamsung Galaxy Note 4

  • Display: 5.7-inch Super AMOLED QHD (2560x1440p)
  • Processor: 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 quad-core / 1.9GHz Exynos 5433 octa-core (depends on the region)
  • Memory: 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, microSD card slot
  • Battery: 3220 mAh
  • OS: Android 4.4.4 with TouchWiz UI
  • Cameras: 16MP rear with optical image stabilisation & LED flash
  • Connectivity: LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, IR LED, NFC
  • Ports: MicroUSB 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Size: 153.5×78.6×8.5mm
  • Others: Heart-rate sensor, fingerprint scanner, UV sensor, barometer

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge specificationsSamsung Galaxy Note 4 Edge

  • Display: 5.6-inch Super AMOLED QHD+ (2560x1440p on the front & 160px on the side)
  • Processor: 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 quad-core
  • Memory: 3GB of RAM, 32/ 64GB of internal storage, microSD card slot
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Cameras: 16MP rear with optical image stabilisation & LED flash, 3.7MP f/1.9 front camera
  • Connectivity: LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, IR LED, NFC
  • Ports: MicroUSB 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Size: 151.3×82.4×8.3mm
  • Others: Heart-rate sensor, fingerprint scanner, UV sensor, barometer

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