Rumors around Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930)’s upcoming Galaxy Note 4 have started making the rounds even before the rollout of its recently announced Galaxy S5. Though the Galaxy S series continues to dominate the global smartphone market, Samsung’s Note lineup has also gained massive popularity.
Galaxy Note 4 likely to pack a hexa-core Exynos chip
While many have argued that the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5 will have similar specifications, the latest supply chain leaks suggest that the upcoming Note phablet could easily outsmart the S5. According to Chinese blog CNMO.com, the Galaxy Note 4 would be Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930)’s first mobile to sport a 2K display. Sources told CNMO that it will have a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels, higher than the Galaxy S5’s 1920×1080 pixels.
CNMO also claimed that the Galaxy Note 4 could feature an Ultra HD 4K resolution display. But experts say that the implementation of such a high resolution is unlikely, at least for now. What’s more, the Note 4 is rumored to be dust-proof and water-proof, just like the S5. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) is likely to pack the phablet with a hexa-core Exynos processor or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chip. The Galaxy Note 4 is speculated to have 4GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
Sources said that the Galaxy Note 4 will feature 20.1MP main camera that will boast 4K video-recording capability. The Korean company will also include the Optical Image Stabilization technology in the camera. CNMO said that the device will have a heavy-duty battery with a capacity of 3600mAh to 3800mAh. The Galaxy Note 4 could run on Android 4.5. Just like Note 3, it will support the USB 3.0 and 2.0 cables.
However, we don’t expect Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) to launch the Galaxy Note 4 any time soon. The S5 is rolling out worldwide, and the life-cycle of the Galaxy Note 3, which was launched in September last year, isn’t complete. SlashGear says that the Galaxy Note 4 could be announced at the IFA Berlin in September.