Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) officially unveiled its highly anticipated phablet Galaxy Note 4 at its pre-IFA event on September 3. The Korean company has a lot of expectations from its newest phone after lukewarm response to the plastic Galaxy S5. Can the Galaxy Note 4 revive Samsung’s falling sales? Only time will tell. But the new Note packs some exciting features that could excite fans.
Galaxy Note 4: how much will it cost?
Fans are eagerly looking to get their hands on the device. Unfortunately, Samsung didn’t reveal the release date and price of the Galaxy Note 4, except that the device will arrive in October. The Netherlands-based website Galaxy Club (via GSM Arena) has learned from its sources that the Note 4 will be available on October 10. The website also reported that the Note 4 will be priced between €795 and €799 ($1030-$1035).
In the UK, several retailers and carriers such as Vodafone, O2, EE, Three, Carphone Warehouse and Phone4u have stated that they would be carrying the Galaxy Note 4. Phone4u said it will exclusively stock the gold version of the Note 4 for the first eight weeks following the launch. What about the U.S. launch? It’s still unclear when Samsung will launch the device in the U.S. But the Galaxy Note 4 has moved a step in the right direction.
Galaxy Note 4 passes through the FCC
Yesterday, GottaBeMobile spotted a smartphone with model number SM-N910A passing through the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. That model number has been confirmed to be the AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) version of Galaxy Note 4. Passing through the FCC is an important step for a smartphone before it’s released in the U.S. It shows that the smartphone has inched closer to arrival. The Note line is usually priced at $300 on a two-year contract.
The Galaxy Note 4 comes with 5.7-inch Quad HD screen, 3GB RAM, Android 4.4 OS, 16MP main camera with Optical Image Stabilization, and 3.7MP front camera. The phone also has an improved S Pen stylus, a heart rate sensor and an ultraviolet sensor. The Galaxy Note 4 has faster-charging capabilities and a 3220mAh battery.