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May 2014 - April 2016


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The Galaxy Note 4 features a 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560×1440) Super AMOLED display, 2.7GHz quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, a 3,220mAh battery, and 32GB of internal storage. On the front side you’ll find a 3.7-megapixel camera with better low light performance ( f1.9) and a fingerprint sensor that was first introduced with the Galaxy S5. The back side is home to a 16-megapixel shooter with optical image stabilization and a heart rate sensor.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Stories April 8, 2016

Android Marshmallow update for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 begins international rollout

Months after early pre-release versions of the software allegedly appeared on some Galaxy Note 4 units, the official Android Marshmallow rollout has started.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Stories July 18, 2015

Galaxy Note 5 S-Pen leaks, it’s all shiny [Gallery]

While there are tons of phablets on the market now, Samsung still manages to remain unique by equipping its Note series handsets with the versatile S-Pen. In my experience, it’s been great for making quick notes or grabbing quick screenshots to edit and share. It goes without saying then, that the Galaxy Note 5 will also ship with the advanced stylus. Judging from these most recent leaks, it’s going to be much shinier than previous versions and could have a press-able, or clickable end at the top.

Take a look at the pictures below. They were originally shared on Chinese social media site, Weibo and picked up by Steve Hemmerstoffer at NWE. If you look closely at the two images showing the top end of the S-Pen, you’ll clearly see that the gap between the end and the main shaft of the stylus is bigger in one than the other.

If I had to guess as to why it was designed this way, I’d suggest that it’s almost certainly to help release the S-Pen from its silo. The way the phone has been designed (based on leaks) suggests that the stylus sits flush with the metal chassis of the smartphone. Case leaks have suggested that there’s not going to be any special room left for you to pry the stylus out with your fingernail. So, perhaps the end of the pen — when pressed — clicks and extends, so that you can easily remove the S-Pen from the body of the phone.

Other possibilities are easily eliminated. It’s clearly not replacing the Air Command button, since that’s still built in to the shaft of the pen. And it doesn’t extend the tip of the S-Pen either, since that’s ever-present, and visible in the photos, regardless of whether or not the top end is extended.

Rumors so far have indicated we’ll see this new Galaxy Note 5 launch alongside a Galaxy S6 Edge+ at the end of August. Both devices will essentially look like the S6 and S6 Edge, except much larger and with the inclusion of this redesigned stylus.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Stories July 10, 2015

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The existing Galaxy Note 4

Samsung is planning to bring forward the launch of the Galaxy Note 5 from September to August, according to the WSJ. It’s believed the change in schedule is designed to get the device on sale ahead of Apple’s anticipated September launch of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, which is likely to dominate tech media coverage that month.

Samsung has always previously launched its Note models on the eve of the IFA conference, which takes place in Berlin in September. The WSJ cites only a single source for the claim, but it’s not the first time we’ve heard suggestions that the company may bring forward the launch this year …  expand full story

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Stories December 4, 2014

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I first got my hands on Pinć (pronounced Pinch) last month when the company gave me a tech demo of its still-in-development VR headset/smartphone case that utilizes Minority Report-style user interfaces. The company initially opened up preorders for the $99 accessory for iPhones, but today it’s making the Android version official by offering Android devs the same opportunity to preorder the hardware ahead of an official launch next summer. expand full story

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Stories November 10, 2014

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We already described the camera performance of the Galaxy Note 4 as “pretty incredible” in our detailed review, but if you’re willing to root your device, a new XDA modification lets you push the camera app even further.

First, the mod removes the slight file-compression Samsung applies to still photos, increasing the JPEG quality from 96% to 100%. Video recordings get a much more substantial boost in quality, from 20-28mbit (depending on mode) to 40-65mbit. It also significantly increases video recording times …  expand full story

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Stories October 22, 2014

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The industry’s most popular large screen smartphone is back again and better than ever, but will “better” be enough to call it your own? Today we’re getting into our full review of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 to find out if this phablet king can hold the throne.

Just prior to the Galaxy Note 4, we had the Galaxy Alpha. This was Samsung’s first attempt at a metal-framed smartphone and gave me an optimistic view on the future of its mobile devices. So as you can imagine, when the Galaxy Note 4 was announced, my optimism grew tenfold. Samsung is building things better, there’s no doubt about it…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Stories October 20, 2014

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Today we’re going to be comparing Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4. I realized that there are a limited range of “comparisons” that can happen between these two devices, but we’re going to touch on some of the most important factors between the two such as design, software, features, and cameras.

I’m not going to make this a battle between iOS and Android as many people have their own preferences which lead them to one platform or another. Either way, these two devices are shaping up to be the most coveted large screen smartphones of 2014 and it makes sense to compare them and help you make an informed decision…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Stories October 14, 2014

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One of the most important components of a smartphone is its camera. Whether you’re shooting video or taking pictures, there’s a certain level of quality needed to capture those precious moments. Let’s face it, most of our lives are documented by the smartphones we carry around, so why not have one with an excellent camera?

As we covered in our full comparison article, the Galaxy Note 4’s camera features some major improvements over its predecessor. Samsung has stepped up the optics, sensor, and quality of the Note 4’s camera and we decided to put it to the test…

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T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders arriving early

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 releases later this week, however some T-Mobile customers are receiving their orders early. This is pretty normal when it comes to online pre-orders for smartphones, but so far the Uncarrier’s subscribers appear to be the only folks getting the handset ahead of its official launch date.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Stories October 10, 2014

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Today we’re going to be comparing Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 to its predecessor the Galaxy Note 3. Samsung made many improvements to the Note series where it counts, but are they enough to warrant an upgrade? Well, without wasting any more of your time, let’s going ahead and find out…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Stories October 8, 2014

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is beginning to hit stores across the world and the burning question is, will it bend? Well, maybe not for everyone. Samsung originally provided its own bend test as proof that supports the Note 4’s durability, but YouTuber Unbox Therapy decided to take this test into his own hands. Literally…

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When Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note 4 back at IFA 2014, we were very excited about the new design and improved specifications over the Note 3. As you would expect, Samsung bumped up the internal specs to keep things current with today’s market, but they also made massive improvements to the display and build quality…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Stories September 19, 2014

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Pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 4 are now up and running at multiple wireless carriers and to further motivate consumers to buy its new flagship smartphone, Samsung is running a new trade-in promotion that guarantees $200 for your old device. In order to take advantage of this offer, you need to pre-order the Note 4 from any carrier or retailer and trade in a working smartphone between now and October 16th.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Stories September 18, 2014

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The Galaxy Note 4 became an official product two weeks ago at IFA in Berlin and today US carriers are providing pre-order and launch details for Samsung’s new extra-large smartphone. Each carrier appears to be doing things a little differently, with Verizon and AT&T opening its pre-orders tomorrow, and T-Mobile accepting reservations on September 24th.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Stories September 8, 2014

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 was one of the major announcements during this year’s IFA show in Berlin. The new smartphone sports a fanatically durable design with a metal frame that gives it a very premium look. Overall, this is the phablet to buy in 2014, but how does it compare to its predecessor? Let’s find out in our Galaxy Note 4 vs Galaxy Note 3 spec comparison…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Stories August 25, 2014

Samsung posts second ‘Ready to note’ teaser video ahead of next week’s launch of Galaxy Note 4

Samsung Mobile has posted to its YouTube channel a second teaser video for the Galaxy Note 4, due to be launched on 3rd September at IFA in Berlin, with satellite events in New York and Beijing. Both videos highlight the S Pen that sets it apart from other tablets.

The first video focused on the concept of saving handwriting from being a lost art, while this new one showcases some of the other uses of the pen, from annotating maps through playing games, editing photos to typing on a keyboard.

If an early posting on an Indonesian retail site is genuine, the Note 4 will have a 5.7-inch 1440×2560 Super AMOLED display, a quad-core Snapdragon 805 (with a second version substituting an Exynos 5433) and 4GB of RAM. A separate report says that it will have a 16MP camera with a capacitive touch shutter button.

We’ll find out for sure in nine days on 3rd September.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Stories August 22, 2014

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Samsung is expected to unveil its highly anticipated Galaxy Note 4 on September 3rd during its Unpacked event at IFA in Berlin and today the company planted a small seed hinting at the arrival of its big device. In a new teaser video focusing on the importance of handwriting, Samsung shows examples of children defacing furniture with markers, engineers drafting blueprints with pencils and composers inking music notes with quills.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Stories August 14, 2014

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The Galaxy Note 4’s official public debut is just a few short weeks away, but it looks like an Indonesian retailer may have stolen Samsung’s thunder. Erafone has posted a listing on for Samsung’s fourth-generation Note smartphone on its website, revealing what looks like an complete list of the device’s specs. If accurate, the Note 4 will feature a 5.7-inch 1,440 x 2,560 Super AMOLED display, a quad-core Snapdragon 805 (SM-N910S) and an alternate version of the smartphone running an Exynos 5433 (SM-N910C).

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Stories July 17, 2014

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The forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will reportedly feature some type of ultraviolet (UV) sensor that is expected to be integrated with the company’s S Health software, according to SamMobile. So, how will this ambitious gizmo work? The sensor will reportedly measure the sun’s ultraviolet radiation levels to help users avoid damaging their skin, which could potentially help reduce their risk of skin cancer.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Stories May 20, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 rumored to have a 5.7-inch 2,560 x 1,440 display

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 is almost a year old, which means that a follow up is most likely on the way. While a Galaxy Note 4 makes perfect sense, aside from the device’s moniker, we’re really not sure what to expect from Samsung’s fourth effort. However, if GSMArena’s sources are to be believed, the Note 4 will have a 5.7-inch 2,560 x 1,440 display, which falls in line with the resolution of the rumored Galaxy S5 Prime. It’s also worth noting that since launch of the first Galaxy Note smartphone, Samsung has consistently increased the device’s display by 0.2-inches (5.08mm). If true these claims are true, then perhaps Samsung has finally settled on a screen size for its large smartphone product line. The company has yet to make any official announcements regarding its next Galaxy Note handset, however rumors suggest that it’ll debut in September during IFA in Berlin.

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