Galaxy Note 4 rumor roundup – everything we know so far (updated)

September 1, 2014

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Note: this post was first published on July 23 and again on August 15th. Just days ahead of IFA, we’ve updated the post one last time, adding a few more details and changing a few outdated assumptions. 

It’s hard to believe, but 2014 is already a little over half of the way through, and what a year it has been. So far we’ve seen some pretty impressive flagship handsets from Samsung, HTC and LG, as well as some other interesting mobile announcements including Android Wear, Android Auto and Android L.

The year might be in it’s second half, but there’s still plenty to see. Easily one of the biggest Android-related announcements of this year will be the unveiling of the Galaxy Note 4 at IFA, now only days away! As the date approaches, we have already seen the rumors related to the Note 4 intensify and while much is still uncertain, we’re starting to get a fairly clear picture of what (we think) the handset will bring to the table.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the most prominent rumors related to Samsung’s upcoming flagship to get a better idea of what to expect this week!

Design

Going back at least a couple years now, just about every major Samsung device has been surrounded by rumors claiming that the Korean giant will make dramatic changes in terms of its outer design language. The reality, at least so far, is that Samsung has dabbled around with slightly different plastic textures but largely kept the device’s looks the same as ever — with the exception of the Galaxy Alpha at least.

With the Note 4 we are once again met with reports that Samsung is doing something different, though given the track record of these types of rumors, it’s hard to approach the claims without a hefty dose of skepticism. So what design changes does the rumor mill suggest the Note 4 will receive? First, there has been at least a few persistent rumors indicating the company is finally switching to a metal design on at least one variant of the device. Korean media source ET News even goes as far as to claim Samsung is experimenting with stainless steel, aluminum and magnesium for the Note 4’s build.

The image below allegedly represents the Note 4 sporting what looks to be a metallic frame. If legit, the Note 4 will be similar in appearance with the Galaxy Alpha, while maintaining the faux leather texture of the Galaxy Note 3.

galaxy note 4 leak

In addition to offering up more premium materials for the Note 4, the rumor mill also says we could see both flexible and non-flexible options, with the former perhaps serving as an unofficial successor to the Galaxy Round.

According to one report, Samsung is already manufacturing the plastic-based flexible display for a three-sided version of the Note 4, though it’s not clear if said version will be released alongside the regular Note 4 or sometime later. If and when it comes out, this three-sided display model could be called Samsung Galaxy Edge.

samsung youm flexible display

So how credible are these rumors? Honestly, it’s hard to say for sure. Given how many times we’ve heard this song and dance before, it’s best to be cautious about these lofty claims, but in many ways they make sense. With increased competition from metal phones and even LG’s push towards a metal-like plastic design, it seems that the time could (finally) be right for change. This is especially true when you add the fact that Samsung recently posted its worst quarterly earnings report in two years and Apple’s arguably more-premium iPhone is rumored to soon make a jump in screen size that could allow it to compete more effectively with Samsung’s offerings.

With increased competition from metal phones and even LG's push towards a metal-like plastic design, it seems that the time could be right for change

On the other hand, Samsung might not be ready to push the flexible screen revolution another step forward and there are reasons why the firm would still want to keep away from a metal design. Probably the biggest reason at this point for keeping away from metal is that Samsung consumers like the fact their phones have removable backs and batteries in a world where most devices no longer offer this option (though this is starting to change). Creating a functional removable metal back is a very real design challenge, though they could simply keep the plastic back and go for a metal frame like the Alpha.

Even if Samsung makes a change to metal, it’s all but guaranteed the traditional button layout will largely remain largely the same on the front. Outside of the claims of new build materials and flexible displays, the rumor mill also suggests that the handset could see other visually noticeable changes such as new sensors including a fingerprint reader, heart-rate monitor and a UV radiation sensor. The handset is also said to reportedly pack IP67 water/dust resistance.

Display: same size, higher resolution

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 jet black S pen stylus aa 8

When the OG Note debuted, it packed a 5.3-inch display, which at the time seemed gigantic when compared to most other flagship mobile devices. Since then, the Note series display size has continued to creep upward, first to 5.5-inches with the Note 2 and then up to 5.7-inches with the Note 3. If you already feel that the Note’s size is more than big enough, you’ll be happy to know that this year’s Note 4 is reportedly sticking to the same 5.7-inch AMOLED display size.

Of course, just because the resolution is the same doesn’t mean the screen’s quality isn’t improving. Following in LG’s footsteps, the Note 4 is believed to be making the jump to QHD (2560×1440). While some feel that QHD is overkill, it seems only a matter of time before this resolution becomes the standard for flagship devices in late-2014 and into 2015.

Note 4 specs

Samsung Exynos 5433 AnTuTu ranking

As we’ve seen with many Samsung flagships before it, the Galaxy Note 4 will launch with at least two different processor configurations: one with a Snapdragon 805 CPU and the other with an Exynos 5433 octa-core processor.

In the past the Snapdragon model has generally been used for the North American market and a few others, with the Exynos version used in several international models. It is worth noting that, this time around, both processor packages offer support for LTE.

So what can we expect when it comes to the rest of the hardware? If past leaks and benchmark sightings prove correct, here’s a rundown of what we believe the Note 4 will pack:

  • 1.3GHz Samsung Exynos 5433 octa-core / 2.45GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 (APQ8084) (depending on market)
  • ARM Mail-1760 GPU or Adreno 420 (depending on SoC)
  • 5.7-inch QHD display
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 16MP rear cam with Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3.68MP front cam
  • LTE support
  • 32GB storage with microSD (other configurations possible)
  • S pen support
  • Dust/water Resistance
  • New sensors: heart rate monitor, finger print reader, UV sensor

A retailer in Indonesia put up an early listing (image below) of the Note 4, claiming  the device would feature 4GB of RAM. It remains to be seen if that will be the case; it’s possible that different Note 4 versions will have different amounts of RAM.

galaxy note 4 specs retailer leak

Camera

The Note 4’s camera is expected to be a 16MP shooter with optical imagine stabilization and will have a Sony-made IMX240 sensor. There’s also reportedly a side touch sensor on the Note 4, which could mean that you’ll be able to tap the side of the Note 4 to take a photo. Again, this is an unconfirmed feature.

There’s also said to be several new camera modes making their way to the Note 4, including three selfie modes: wide selfie, selfie (which lets you take a shot with a smile or wink), and Selfie Alarm — the rear cam focuses on your face when you try to take a self portrait.

There’s also said to be a GIF making mode that wil lconvert shots taken in burst mode into animated GIFs. Of course you can also expect all the camera software features from the Galaxy S5 to make a return here as well.

Software features

The Note 4 will launch with Android 4.4.4 KitKat with an eventual update to Android L. It remains unseen whether that update will come in 2014 or 2015, but we’d guess the latter. As always, you can expect Touchwiz to be present as well, and likely many of the apps and features from the Note 3 and GS5 will end up in the Note 4.

the Galaxy Note 4 will launch with at least two different processor configurations

Starting with the Galaxy S5, Samsung has been marginally scaling back the number of special features and apps added to Touchwiz and, while we imagine that there won’t be any major overhaul to Touchwiz, it seems likely that we could see Sammy continue to push this ‘back to basics’ approach. That doesn’t mean they won’t be adding anything new, though.

For starters, a new S Health app function will be introduced that is designed to utilize the Note 4’s UV sensor. The idea is that the Note 4 will be able to tell users when the UV index reaches harmful levels and will give them recommendations (like applying sunscreen). While kind of cool, it’s also pretty gimmicky and, unfortunately, doesn’t happen automatically. Instead, you’ll have to hold the phone at “over 60 degree angle of elevation towards the sun against the back of the sensor”.

Aside from this, we’ve also recently heard details regarding new software features that will take advantage of the Note 4’s integrated fingerprint reader. Not only will the Note 4’s reader offer all the features seen with the GS5, new features will include Fringerprint shortcuts that let you assig a shortcut to a specific app’s function. For instance, swiping your index finger could take you straight to the camera, while using your thumb would unlock the phone as usual.

Web Sign-in is another new feature mentioned by leaksters that lets users match credentials to a fingerprint, making it easy to log into compatible web services with a finger swipe. This will presumably only work with select services, though not a lot of details are known just yet.

Yet another new companion device
Alleged first look at Samsung Gear VR's design

Alleged first look at Samsung Gear VR’s design

At IFA 2013 we saw the launch of the Galaxy Gear alongside the Note 3. While the company’s first watch didn’t do all that well, this didn’t stop the Korean giant from launching a successor alongside the Galaxy S5 earlier this year. So will the Note 4 also see some sort of companion? While it seems a bit too early for a Gear 3, we’ve heard several rumors suggesting that Samsung is preparing at least one companion device for release at IFA.

So what can we expect? It depends on which report you look at. Initially, we heard that the rumored Gear Glass would be shown off, and then there was talk about the Gear VR. Finally, the most recent report claims we’ll see a Gear 3 watch, as well as a SIM-equipped Gear Solo. It’s hard to say which of these reports, if any, are correct. Perhaps they all got it right and Samsung is launching three new wearable devices alongside the Note 4? Anything is possible.

Release date

We’re positive that the Galaxy Note 4 will be introduced to the world on September 3 at Samsung’s traditional Unpacked event. There are rumors claiming Samsung is accelerating the release date of the Note 4 this year, and we may even see the device out by mid September.

Wrap up

It’s almost inevitable that some of the rumored changes and features we’ve reported on won’t actually make it into the final Note 4 hardware, though most of what is mentioned above has been featured in more than one unofficial report lending a little more credence to the claimed specs, features and even design changes.

As IFA draws closer we expect even more juicy rumors to pour in, so we’ll be sure to update this post with the most probable rumors and leaks as they hit. Based on what we know so far, are you excited for the Note 4 — what features and improvements are you most interested in seeing?

Comments

  • bulldogg18

    16MP front cam with Optical Image Stabilization
    3.68MP rear cam

    Is this correct? If so, as one that doesn’t use the front facing camera, this is a waste.

    • Chris

      Obviously it’s just backwards…use your brain

      • bulldogg18

        Someone is grumpy today, make sure to stop at CVS and pick up some Midol on your way home.

        • Chris

          You didn’t realize it was a typo? You think someone would put a “3.68mp” camera on the back with a 16mp camera on the front?

          • Anthony Roberts

            Exactly!! LOL

    • Andrew Grush

      It was an error, was fixed shortly after the post went live. Sorry about that!

    • someone

      lmao :,D

  • Haseeb

    No Snapdragon 810 means no sales for the Note 4

    • http://AndroidAuthority.com/ Bogdan Petrovan

      Except that S810 will only launch in early 2015. So, yeah, no.

      • Haseeb

        Oh, I’m disappointed now. So are you sure snapdragon 810 devices till the end of the year?

        • Jerry Rich

          Don’t waste your time waiting for the 810. You guys seem like real power users, you should wait for the 820.

          • Haseeb

            Can you tell an approximate time for the arrival of 810 and 820?

          • MadCowOnAStick

            Why not wait forever? :D

          • JDMillest

            people are so dumb. when the 820 is here…still no sale, cause they want the 830.

        • http://AndroidAuthority.com/ Bogdan Petrovan

          Absolutely sure.

        • Anthony Roberts

          This is from Qualcomm themselves on their website:

          Snapdragon 810 processor

          Announcing the ultimate connected computing experience

          The Snapdragon 810 processor is a 64-bit enabled,
          LTE-equipped chipset for premium mobile computing devices. The
          Snapdragon 810 processor is anticipated to begin sampling in the second
          half of 2014 and expected to be available in commercial devices by the
          first half of 2015.

    • Rushan

      Why dont you wait for 830?

  • Chris

    Don’t know what to think of this yet. Still using my Note 2. I’m tempted by the G3, but the rumors of overheating and it barely having a processor capable of pushing all those pixels makes me skeptical. I’d also really like a bigger screen. It’s either the Note 4 or LG G Flex 2 for me…excited to see what both those bring!

    • MasterMuffin

      I’m looking forward to Flex 2! The 1st one didn’t have any big flaws, so just slight bump in specs and a little bit of something new and I’d buy it (if I wasn’t so happy with my N5 :)

      • patrik

        Honestly the resolution was a big bummer for me, 720p is fine under 5 inch, but on a 6 inch? Too low.

    • Zach

      “Barely handle it,” People said the same exact thing about the Nexus 10(which I still use today) and it great! I wouldn’t worry about it.

    • jaketyler

      check out the lenovo vibe z2 pro.. 6 inches and looking like similar specs to note 4 rumours

      • Chris

        Too bad it’s 801 :/

  • Guest

    You made a type’o you said 16mp front camera and 3. 68 mp back camera.

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  • MasterMuffin

    Samsung should try something else than plastic. Many people don’t mind plastic, but some do. Meanwhile nobody hates carbon fiber of magnesium!

    • Gary W

      Tasteful plastic will do. But yes nobody hates carbon fiber or magnesium.

      • MasterMuffin

        Which means they should use those materials! Surface 3 is made of magnesium and it looks and probably feels great!

        • Andrew Camilleri

          expensive materials though..

          • MasterMuffin

            If they started producing more, the cost would go down

          • NotSoSureAboutThat

            like diamonds and gold?

          • MasterMuffin

            How does one produce gold?

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          • MasterMuffin

            And then some Philosopher’s stone?

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  • nickoftume

    The notes have always been exceptional devices to me from og note to note 3 excited for the fourth version of the beast

  • Jeremiah Hawkins

    These full screen mobile ads as terrible

    • TooManyAds

      Not just on mobile, there’s more ads than articles now. Makes me not want to come back!

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  • Romeo Bucur

    Front facing stereo SPEAKEEEEEEEEEERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • das

      why ? because retards too dumb to use PROPER audio equipment such as earphones instead of annoying every cunt on public transport with ya tinny phone speakers ?

      • Bob Reilley

        I am going to guess that you are a teenager. Your ramblings suggests that the world revolves around you, and that only your opinion matters. Just because you don’t like a feature like front facing speakers that doesn’t make it useless. It certainly doesn’t make the person that does a retard. Everyone is entitled to their opinion not just you.

        • das

          say that to my face u dumb internet warrior ,prove to me the fucking USE of tinny front facing speakers ? £1 earphones > htc tinny speakers

          • Bob Reilley

            You have proven my point that you are an immature teenager. It’s funny that you call me a dumb Internet warrior when your the one throwing around names and insults. Please reply with another immature comment and prove further how much of a child you are.

          • das

            i got more thumbs up than u ,dont be butthurt that my comment is more approved than your ramblings ,you just mad bro

          • Bob Reilley

            The sad part about your last comment is that you measure your self worth by the amount of thumbs up you have. I really feel sorry for you. Here I will give you another thumbs up so you feel better about yourself. You must have a sad and lonely life spending all day down in your parents basement arguing with people online.

          • Anthony Roberts

            LOL this is too funny giving him a thumbs up so that he feels better. Dont worry he is a moron. He doesnt realize that there are scenarios you will use the phones speakers. What if you are showing a video to someone or a bunch of people can you use headphones for all 5 people watching the quick video if anything….LOL. Bob he is a moron dont feed him too much.

          • das

            scenarios for spazzes like u that party around a phone instead of a proper sound system :) HTC fags r idiots lool, enjoy ya HTlag phone with its 4mp camera lmaooooo

          • Anthony Roberts

            Now i know you’re a moron lol lol. I have a 7.2 surround sound system at home. When it comes to sound systems I don’t play. When I get a car the first thing I do is change the stock radio and get a deck and change all the speakers in the car and amplify them with a 4 channel amp and get subs 2 10’s or 12’s were by a mono amp since I hate stock radios and the crap sound they produce so don’t tell me about sound systems however that is not the point. Do you walk around with a sound system with you at ALL times? Nope so there will be times when you need the extra sound. Would I show it on a bus? No because that annoying just like people who have cheap headphones and play loud music and I can here it loud and clear because of of a sound leak. However if a at a BBQ or get together outside and want to show a quick funny video to a few friends the sound will matter. I noticed you like calling people names and blah blah blah you must feel really big now eh? Who’s a big boy? Who’s such a big big boy? You are!! Oh yes you are!! Here’s a treat…… Good boy!! !!! Stay…… Stay……. Sit….. Good boy!!!!

          • Guest

            lol bluetooth speakers are better than shitty tinny htcrap speakers ,fail again negro

          • Bob Reilley

            You sound allot like that immature little kid das.

          • Bob Reilley

            More insults and name calling. More proof that you’re an immature little child playing on your parents computer in your basement. And you have the nerve to call other people Internet warrior.

          • das

            prove it nigger :)

          • Bob Reilley

            Mr. Das, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

          • das

            why dont u go make more pictures of youre little gay cat ,u dirty looking pikey :)

          • Bob Reilley

            I don’t agree with you on speaker placement so you insult my cat. You really couldn’t come up with an inelegant come back could you? What a sad sad little boy you are. I only have one other thing to say about that, Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahaha.

          • das

            im not little ,ill whoop your ass

          • anna

            U have been reported dumbass

          • das

            oh no ,the internet police r gonna get me ! nigger

          • Bob Reilley

            I know he’s a moron but sometimes it’s fun to feed the trolls.

          • das

            cuz u know im right ,u got nothing witty to come back with ,i win

          • Bob Reilley

            I didn’t realize this was about winning. I thought this was a forum about phone tech where anyone could give their opinion. You are so much of a fanboy that you can’t see the value in anything made by another manufacturer. Samsung would be very proud. That’s a good little sheep. Would you like another thumbs up? Would ya boy, would ya? Such a good little sheep, here’s a thumbs up for you little boy. Oh this comment was posted with my Note 3.

          • das

            use earphones then u daft cunt ,.solved

          • Bob Reilley

            What problem is solved by using earphones? Please enlighten me old wise one. Should I walk around all day with earphones in my ears because Samsung placed the speaker in the worst possible spot? Once again you have proven that you are incapable of a rational thought. Just because you back up your comment with name calling that does not prove that you are right, it only proves how immature you are.

          • spade

            BS! What if i tell you the thumbs down aren’t shown in here and it might be you got more than your thumbs up?

            Front facing stereo speakers are nice to have on smartphones, even if you’re use to using your earphones/headphones when listening to music it still doesn’t affect your smartphone’s performance in any means, i bet that you’re just a minority and a lot of people usually like those nice speakers on their phone.

          • pseudo

            I have to say an internet warrior doesn’t sound like an insult, it sounds like somebody who goes from webpage to webpage fighting Trolls.

          • Romeo Bucur

            Just to prove a poit.. if you were to say.. try something special.. like use your brain for just 2 seconds.. how would you share a video.. on your phine.. with 4 of your friends.. in a luch brake in a isolated room designed as a chillout space ? Buy everyone 4 pairs of headsets ? Great job genius.. oh.. and btw.. note 2-3-4 devices.. are designed for people who actually have brains and know how to use them.. so you won’t find them in the hands of 50 Cent wannabees in the subway on full volume.. cause they usually carry iphones.. “Bling” !!!

          • das

            lmao ya thick ? having a party around a phone ? how poor are people these days that they dont have a proper media system in their house ? you make it sound the htc is for spazdicks that party and dribble around a phone ,are u a spaz ? your parents must of bred at a late age

          • Bob Reilley

            Normal people leave their house. Carrying around a “proper media system” is not something the average person is willing to do. Your argument doesn’t hold water unless you’re a hermit.

          • das

            and u still think normal people have a rave around tinny phone speakers ? idiot

          • Bob Reilley

            No one said they would have a rave with front mounted speakers. That is something that you made up to make your argument sound plausible. I have my opinion about front facing speakers and you have yours. Why cant you accept that. Maybe you don’t know what an opinion is so here is the definition:
            1. a belief or judgment that rests on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty.

            2. a personal view, attitude, or appraisal.

            3. the formal expression of a professional judgment: to ask for a second medical opinion.

        • kg2105

          I think he has a point, despite the ridiculous way he is saying it. How often do people use their phone speaker? Out in public it’s usually too noisy and you can annoy other people (headphones make sense there). When you are at home there is something better to play music/videos on. And it seems like using front facing speakers makes the front bezel much bigger (based on HTCs designs), so there is a drawback too. On smaller phones it’s not that big a deal, but on the Note 4 I want to enjoy the 5.7+ inch screen with the smallest bezel possible (easier to pocket or hold).

          • Bob Reilley

            He has an opinion not a point, just as you have your opinion and I have mine.

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          • Bob Reilley

            Yeah sometimes I can’t help myself.

        • Colton Spurlock

          I gave you a thumbs down not cuz you are wrong by any means but cuz you jumped to the conclusion that he is a teenager with out any real secure reasoning behind it other than that he didn’t word why he made his statement appropriately, and just came off as being immature and not well knowledged. I mean I’m a teenager (18) but when it comes to tech I know more than anyone who works at for a lot of it departments due to excessive studying I do. Just cuz he worded his comment wrong doesn’t mean he automatically a teenager. There’s a lot of adults out there more immature than a lot of teens and who don’t know as much. Sorry just kinda bugged me how u jumped to him being a teen now back to the point, I agree that the way he said his opion is wrong and I personally feel since speakers on phones get used on a more rare basis that as long as there loud enough then they should be put on the bottom of the phone especially on a phone of this size. Yes the acustics and all sound better and are way louder on the front but the size makes this a hard thing to justify as long as the speakers on the bottom and not the back I would be happy. Not all teens are immature just saying

      • Patrick McLean

        HAHA! I bet your ass dude you’ll accept my HTC One M8 if I offer it to you. Oh by the way it would be a no brainer if I just give to you my phone right? How about I give you a choice… HTC M8 costs about $650+, how about I buy headsets equivalent to that amount and I give to you either way you pick my HTC One M8? Make a smart move dude! And then give me your complete name and address so that I can deliver it you.

        • das

          no ,.because then id have a BRICK of a phone from an unreliable brand HTCrap ,and have to carry earphones with a brick ! ,ill stick to my much sexier and faster samsung galaxy s4 :) with its superior camera and display

          • Airyl

            Good. Cry some more.

          • das

            LMao , SINCE WHEN DOES METAL MAKE A PHONE BETTER ? AHAHHA ,HTCRAP IS A BRICK !!! DEM BEZELS CAME OUT OF 1989 !!! SAMSUNG PHONES R SLEEK AND SEXY AND SLIM ,HTCRAP A BRICK ,WELCOME TO 2014 BITCH

          • Airyl

            LOL 2014 Year OF DURR STUPID DAS IDIOT FANBOY JELOUS OF HTC SAMSHIT PHONES R TOYS 4 BABIES LIEK U LOL CRY BOUT IT 2 YOUR MOM LOL.

          • das

            again keyboard warrior who looks like a fat loser https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/378800000524015395/fbda15672ce81f62a65d10095795a321_400x400.jpeg
            metal does not make a phone better ,htc has weaker battery life ,weaker CPU ,weaker display ,weaker features ,its like a brick .bye fat boy

          • Airyl

            OK, let’s try this then. The S5 is not a bad phone, but it is nowhere near the best phone. It’s cheaply built, even compared to the Nexus 5, it stutters very often especially when opening the gallery, the heart rate monitor and fingerprint sensor are fairly useless, the design is abysmal, it’s got thicker bezels than it’s predecessor, it’s still got that horrible cheap chrome band around it, the speaker location is terrible, and worst of all it’s terribly overrated by fanboys like you.

            There’s a whole bunch of Android phones better than the S5, including the Xperia Z3, the Xiaomi Mi4, the OnePlus One, the Oppo Find 7A, the Vivo Xshot and the LG G3. All offer a better value for money.

            And now you’re comparing the S5 to the M8. Yes metal may not make a phone better, but it sure as hell makes it feel more worth your money than some expensive but cheaply built Samsung toy. Battery life is dependent on the user. Yes, the S5 is faster in specs, but the HTC is faster in two usage, not to mention how Samsung cheaped out and only offered the S5 with 2GB RAM. Weaker display? Please, I’d go with the M8’s display any day. And features? You mean all those useless S features Samsung tries to stuff down every person’s throat? Listen, the HTC might have fewer features, but at least those features are useful, unlike whatever Samsung comes up with for advertising’s sake.

            So how about you learn to swallow the hard truth the same way you swallow J.K Shin’s p***s and leave these comments.

          • das

            i buy a phone based on how good it is ,and how good it works ,not on how it looks or if its metal or not ,the nexus has a shit camera and has screen issues ,and lacks many featurs samsung phones do

          • das

            AND TRY NOT TO BE A INTERNET WARRIOR WHEN U LOOK LIKE A FAT CHINK

            https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/378800000524015395/fbda15672ce81f62a65d10095795a321.jpeg

      • Anthony Roberts

        Your back on that public transport crap again??? This isn’t the first article you’ve said this…..it would make sense if you are outside and want to show a funny youtube clip to your friends or home playing a game and cant bother putting headphones on which I do sometimes. Of course if someone is on the bus or train and playing music or games out loud that is very annoying. Man why do people have an opinion they love saying butthurt…or retard….or fanboy…like people im passionate about my phones but holy the words people use and funny enough I know most people would say that in front of the person if they were to have a discussion….cowards behind a computer screen lol

        • das

          any speaker is loud enough to show people something on a phone ,better than having ugly large bezels the htcrap has

          • Jiyeon90

            U mad son?

    • Haseeb

      I hope they put front stereo speakers! It would be great to get the sound thrown directly to us not to the back and not to the sides.

      • Michael Samsara

        You would think that putting the speakers in the front would be a no brainer – might be satisfactory for a phone ring but to listen to a movie?

        • Haseeb

          Front speakers are the best, you wouldn’t miss anything with the front speakers.

          • Michael Samsara

            What would REALLY be neater than neat, cooler than cool and more explosive than dynamite – would be if they could incorporate Kyocera’s Sonic Sound technology – both for the phone speaker as well as for the speakers for music etc. When you are in public you’d just have to use earphones as usual. Kyocera’s Sonic Sound is one of the most important advances to come down the technological pike in decades – utterly eliminates the problem of hearing someone even in a noisy, crowded room – yet no one has seen fit to employ it – except in some of Kyocera’s less than stellar offerings.

        • kg2105

          Looking at the HTC One M7 and M8 there is a reason to pass on front facing speakers. The huge front bezel. There is a reason the M8 is about the same size as the G3 with a smaller screen. Yes, clearly the front facing speakers sound better and get louder but it makes the phone noticeably bigger. On the Note 4 which is rumored to be 5.7 inches I hope they pass on front facing speakers, and keep the bezel as small as possible. On smaller phones, front facing speakers are great.

          • dze

            it is HTC engineering false that they are not wrap their head around the desire to shrink that bezel down. If you doing the M8 teardown and you can see HTC is not module design….. that tell you their engineer is not complete throughly brain storm before they make their product.

          • pseudo

            the sony xperia z2 has front facing speakers although they aren’t very obvious.

      • Marco Lancaster

        I actually guess the speaker of Note 3, is placed on the best place in all samsung devices, just aside of usb charger. The back is not good when you put it over something. They can continue with this, maybe with stereo this time. Particularlly the Front speakers, make the front look ugly.

        • Sergio A. Guzmán

          I don’t think that front-speakers can make ugly the front of a phone.
          It’s possible to have a fine, clear, boost quality sound of a front-speaker, looking like a well-known earpiece ;)
          so, why not having front-speakers? I think it can be possible without compromising design and bezels.

    • http://annunakimaster.blogspot.com/ AnnunakiEnvoy

      I advice you to buy a small Bose companion speaker and take it with you along with your galaxy note. That way you will get better sound quality.

      • Romeo Bucur

        Or i could just go for an Htc One M8. They come included.. no bulk.. no transport.. no fuss… they just WORK .. I just want the best phone out there to have the best sound out there as well. Media consumption on a 5.7 inch screen with no sound is like having an Aston Martin without an engine.. pointless..

        • Anonymousfella

          HTC One’s speakers do come at a price: huge bezels. Imagine how unwieldy a 5.7inch phone would become if you have 2 stereo speakers. Every phone shouldnt try to have a dual speakers(though I hope it does have a louder sound output).
          Many people consume their media via headphones so it isnt as pointless as you think…

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  • wezi427

    I’m going to wait for the Note 5

    • Roberto Tomás

      yea I’ll have to see the note 4 first but, I was hoping for *at least* a YOUM display.

      Not that I need thse, but I wouldnt mind seeing more:
      • ~300gflops gpu (Tegra K1, Mali T760 but the MP16 variety, or Adreno 430 maybe)
      • VNAND so we can have 128GB-1TB models
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      • foldable or expandable format for a phone/tablet conversion

      • wezi427

        I’m holding on to phones for longer periods of time now. I figure if I wait 2 or 3 years a new phone will seem more of an upgrade. Changing every year doesn’t show to much.

  • sila

    I just got the note 3..cant wait for the beast note 4 to be released.

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    Small error… “Of course, just because the resolution is the same doesn’t mean the screen’s quality isn’t improving.” You mean size, not resolution.

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  • Roberto Tomás

    I think I would definitely rather have the Samsung Exynos 5433 octa-core than the snapdragon 805 — just because the GPU will likely be a lot faster in the Exynos.

  • http://mobilecrackers.blogspot.in/ MObiLeCRacKErS

    i don’t need any new features. just need a better battery backup

  • abhishek

    According to the Samsung CEO Kwon Oh Hyun, Note 4 will be better than Note

    As people were comparing Note 3 with iPhone 5S at the time of launching
    of Note 3 but Note 3 has failed their exceptions, So now we can assume
    that the competition for Note 4 will not be that easy, especially when
    other companies like LG, HTC and Sony are also trying to enter in this
    technology
    So time will tell what’s gonna be happen http://sqeets.com/articles/samsung-galaxy-note-4-is-coming-with-a-blast-samsung-galaxy-note-4-full-specifications/

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  • Gary W

    I predict Note 4 will be a flop in terms of sales figure. Samsung’s advantage over other top Android OEM is very small at this point.

  • Jerry Rich

    Will never understand the infatuation for metal phones. They’re harder to hold, get hot and scratch or dent easily.The so called “premium experience” is nothing more than aluminum which could hardly be called a premium metal. Gold or platinum yes, aluminum no. You can have the same experience holding a can of beer.

  • Ken Sumetvarapa

    The concept design look very similar to HTC one X

    • http://annunakimaster.blogspot.com/ AnnunakiEnvoy

      Speaking of the concept design, – I feel at the first moment I saw it – it looked cheap. Far from the superior looks of my note3.

  • Dan

    Why is it going to stay at 2.5 GHz procceser like the S5 instead of going up to like a 2.7 GHz. I hoped it would go up to 2.7 GHz instead of the staying at S5 2.5 GHz.

  • Vishnu Vijay

    My Samsung Omnia i900 was full metal… What is the fuzz about Samsung not making metal etc.,?

  • Gregory Durham

    Hopefully the bezels are small like the one in the photo above I love how my LG G3 has the 5.5. inch screen but remains about the same overall size as the Galaxy S5 but just a bit wider

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    It’s interesting that SamMobile claimed to have a rumor to release each day leading up to the official announcement. Not sure what happened, but they have not done so.

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    I hope that Canada and the USA will be getting the Samsung Exynos 5433 octa-core Samsung Galaxy Note 4 variant along with the new form design. :) Get rid of the 16Gb internal storage please, they NOTE should never be less than 32Gb internal storage.

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