Samsung Electronics has just unveiled the latest model in its Galaxy line of smartphones, the Galaxy Note 4. The Korean electronics giant has also unveiled a new addition to the family—the Galaxy Note Edge.
Galaxy Note 4 specs
As expected, the Galaxy Note 4 sports a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with quad HD resolution (2560 x 1440). Samsung said in its press release that the display offers “clearer and more vivid images with deep contrast, better viewing angles, and response times as fast as a millionth of a second.” The display also offers easier multitasking by enabling users to use apps with pop-up, split or full screens. Users can also change the positioning and sizes of the apps with a sweep.
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The Note 4 has a 16-megapizel rear-facing camera with a “Smart Optical Image Stabilizer” to fight shake and extend exposure time in dark environments. The front-facing camera id 3.7 inches and has a default 90 degree shooting angle plus an optional wide angle of up to 120 degrees.
There’s also a Fast Charging feature and Ultra Power Saving Mode and multiple microphones. It also sports a 3320 mAh battery, and the company said users can get half of the phone’s battery life back after only a 30-minute charge. Samsung said the speaker phone offers improved noise cancellation when speaking in loud settings. The company has also improved the fingerprint scanner, which it says is the first ultra-violet sensor on a mobile device.
The Note 4 also features a “premium metal frame with fluid curvature that seamlessly blends with the device display. The back cover has a soft texture and enables one-handed use with better grip and durability. The Galaxy Note 4 will be available in Frost White, Charcoal Black, Blossom Pink and Bronze Gold starting in October.
Samsung improves the S Pen
Samsung said it has also improved the S pen that’s included with the Galaxy Note 4 with the goal of making it the “primary” go-tool for a mobile device. The company said it now offers a “much more authentic pen experience” and “a more user-friendly Air Command functionality.” In addition, Samsung has included several other features like Action Memo, Smart Select, Image Clip and Screen Write.
The company said the Galaxy Note 4 also has a number of other note-taking methods with the S Note app, which it says will enable users to get everyday tasks done faster and easier. The Snap Note enables users to photograph their notes on a paper or chalkboard in a classroom and then convert them to the S Note.
Samsung introduces the Galaxy Note Edge
Along with the introduction of the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy Note Edge. It’s the same as the Note 4 in terms of hardware—except for the curved display. Some buttons are will show up on the display’s rounded edge, thus providing users “with a new way to access information, engage with their mobile device, and express their personality and tastes.”
The Note Edge’s curved screen allows fast access to apps used often, as well as alerts that show even when the cover is closed. Users can even get notifications while they’re watching videos without disturbing their viewing.
The newest member of the Galaxy family will be available in Frost White and Charcoal Black in select markets later this year.