Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launch invites go out

by: Darcy LaCouveeAugust 5, 2014
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If there’s a device that we’re excited about this year, it’s the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. And the invites have just gone out!

Samsung’s consistently delivered a fantastic experience with their Galaxy Note series year after year. For those that love a big, bold, and powerful device with a long lasting battery, the Galaxy Note series has consistently been a fan favorite.

This year, we can look forward to an ever more beefy Galaxy Note 4 with a Quad HD AMOLED display. It’s rumored to have a 5.7 inch 2560×1440 AMOLED display, a modestly larger battery, and likely IP 67 certification (further water and dust resistance).

Read – Galaxy Note 4 – Everything we know

In terms of the rumored specs that we believe to be correct, here’s what they are down below

Rumored Specs of the Galaxy Note 4

  • 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 (2560×1440 resolution)
  • 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 IP 67 certification
  • New sensors: heart rate monitor, finger print reader, UV sensor

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Any of you out there excited for this one? As always, Android Authority will be live at IFA Berlin to bring you the best coverage of all things Android. Stay tuned for our hands on coverage, VS videos, and more event coverage from one of the years most significant events, and one where Samsung has launched their Galaxy Note series of devices, year after year!

We have a very good idea of what to expect from other manufacturers, and will be revealing an exciting leak with you very soon. Stay tuned and let us know what sort of coverage you’d like to see from your friends at Android Authority.

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  • crutchcorn

    YAY! Can’t wait! :) I hope the phone lives up to the Note Line….

    • It’s the one device we’ve all been waiting for! Galaxy Note never disappoints! I have a feeling that Samsung is going to really deliver a great device with modest improvements over the original. Especially because of its water resistance, qHD display, and optically image stabilized camera! Stay turned and let us know what kind of content you want us to produce! Galaxy Note is and always will be the King of ‘phones’!

      • Nathan Powell

        I’d say note never disappoints, the S line has been kinda stagnant since S3 to S4.OIS and IP 67 cert will be the big ones for me

        • crutchcorn

          Yeah. The IPs will be big along with OIS and another big thing is senso…. JK. Guys, I’m kidding.

      • crutchcorn

        Soudns like it is. :) But I do wish the camera was just a bit better…. But I thought that last gen too so no big complaints. :)

  • MadCowOnAStick

    but…but… more ram… :(

    • 3GB is a ton of RAM MadCow :)

      • Jayfeather787

        We need at least 128 GB of RAM.

        • pauldrew18

          I think you mean 128GB of internal storage. RAM is not the memory used to store data

          • MadCowOnAStick

            I think he was joking :P

          • gilahacker

            There’s nothing wrong with having 128 GB of RAM. Float your entire dataset in RAM for super-fast reads. :-D
            But yeah, I think he meant internal flash storage.

          • pauldrew18

            I’d be more than happy with 128 GB of ram and 1TB of internal storage..

          • Jesus

            it’s called sarcasm.

            I bless you.

          • Jayfeather787

            No I meant RAM :)

          • David Onter

            It was a joke.

      • MadCowOnAStick


        my nexus 5 lags with 2 GB RAM and it crashed a few times before too… I’m that good.

        • Steve Brain

          Or that bad depending on which way you look at it.

  • Nathan Powell

    My body is ready…

    • Sam Del Valle

      But your pocket is not

      • Chris

        Oh yes it is!

        Get ready LG G3. The big boy is just around the corner and it’s going to kick azs! You better step it up with the advertising. Once the note is out, the LG G3 just be another phone in the Android market. Best wishes!

      • Nathan Powell

        You’re telling this to a guy with a 8 inch shield tablet currently in his pocket, haha

      • MJay

        This phone was designed initially for people who wanted a larger phone, so if your pockets are not ready get a different phone! Smh

  • Yersinia pestis

    Every time someone uses the word “invite” on a tech blog I get reminded of 1+1 and their stupid invitation scheme.

    • Traumatic, I know. Prepare yourself for a real man phone.

      • Yersinia pestis

        Yes, I can not wait for Note 4. And I won’t need an invite to buy one either :D

        • Steve Brain

          Haha nice. To be honest I think Oneplus are completely retarded for releasing their phone with the “invite” method.
          All it does is make people give up on it like I did.
          Yesterday I ordered a Sony Xperia Z2 due to the fact that I cannot be bothered waiting months for a device that is supporting idiots like Oneplus.

          • Justin

            That and my buddies 1+1 had a yellow tint at the bottom of the screen. He waited all this time and gets a lemon!

    • Josebasilio13

      Same here man, i think this is a trauma now.

  • Kenny Woodard

    I traded my S4 for an M7 last year and I was proud to be holding an HTC quality device. This GN4 probably has me the most excited about a Note device than I ever have been. So I suppose Samsung is doing something right. Anyone else wish Google would offer a Play Version with its own ‘Note OS’ that would stay away from Touchwiz?

    • gilahacker

      ^^^THIS, THIS, THIS, and THIS.^^^ I’d love a Note without all the bloat. I rooted mine to clean things up.

      Moto’s rumored “Shamu” Nexus phablet has my attention. For what I actually use the stylus for a Note 12.2 tablet would probably be better. If Moto knocks it out of the park with their phablet I may be willing to ditch the stylus for it.

      • hoggleboggle

        If you rooted yours to get rid of the “bloat” didn’t you also loose most of the benefits of owning a Note series such as multi-window and stylus support?

        • Steve Brain

          Bloatware relates to stock apps that some people may or may not enjoy using.
          Has nothing to do with key features such as S-Pen support or multi-window mode.

        • gilahacker

          Nope, like Steve Brain said. I rooted, I didn’t install a different rom.

    • Jesus

      one reason that’s keeping me away from GPE, is… no multi window!

      Come on. Huge screen (tablet… or even the Note), but only 1 app at once?

      I’ve gotten a Samsung tablet (Galaxy S). Top 1/4 for Youtube or movies, the rest for (Chrome) web browsing, all the time. Loving it.

      TouchWiz… got used to it (from a Nexus).

  • mohammed

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  • I have been fan of Note Series so far. I hope this new piece would also add to the value. I would now rather wait for the fifth edition of note after recently buying note 3.

  • Bishop

    This is the phone I was waiting for. S805, solid Super Amoled QHD display and a large screen, amongst all the other things. Can’t wait to move up from my GS4 to the GN4.

    • With you on that man. The qHD displays on the Galaxy T S 8.4 is the best on any tablet! qHD on the Note 4 will be STUNNING.

      • Bishop

        I completely agree! A couple of weeks ago I went into a Best Buy to try out the LG G3, thinking I would really be impressed with it. Not that I was disappointed, but the display left something to be desired, I’m not sure what it was. But then I passed by the Samsung section, and without really knowing about the Galaxy Tab S, I was completely stunned with the display quality that tablet had. And that was only with seeing the UI and different apps, I didn’t even have a chance to test out QHD videos. A truly impressive display.

        So if this is what the Galaxy Note 4 will deliver, my anticipation level for jumped up quite a bit. Definitely will be worth the money. I can’t wait!

  • andrew

    If the front facing camera is 3.68 mp what the heck lol

  • Steve Brain

    Fuck me Samsung, would you pack it in already with the incremental updates?
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3.1 everybody, so excited!
    Jut sold my Note 3 because it was a waste of money considering the Note 2 is pretty much exactly the same. Now the Note 4 is coming out which is even closer to the Note 3 than the Note 3 was to the Note 2!
    Don’t ever ask me to repeat that sentence lol

    • Steve Brain

      Replying to myself because I’m awesome.
      I sincerely hope they don’t use OIS on the Note 4 due to the fact it is far less superior to the digital stabilization used on the Xperia Z2. Compare the 4K video from the LG G3 and the Z2, the shaking is unbelievable on the G3.
      I thought OIS was good?!

      • Yersinia pestis

        Sony reserves the best camera lenses for themselves :P

        • Justin

          Wasn’t the N4 supposed to get a Sony lense??

          • Yersinia pestis

            I think most OEMs use lenses supplied from Sony, but Sony gives their own products the best lenses.

      • Here let me help you out. Phones are already great. Like really great. Let’s all reserve judgement until Samsung actually shows it off for the first time in a few weeks. I’m sure it will be worthy of the upgrade Mr. Brain.

      • hoggleboggle

        OIS is necessary for 4K recording for one as there is no mobile processor out there that can cope with digital stabilisation at that resolution. As for the Note 3 vs Note 2, that was quite a significant upgrade with a significantly faster processor, better camera and vastly superior screen for one. If you think that is insignificant then you have incredibly unrealistic expectations from a new phone.

        • Steve Brain

          Haha, what?

          “no mobile processor out there that can cope with digital stabilisation at that resolution”

          Here is a quote from my message, I suggest you take the advice.

          “I sincerely hope they don’t use OIS on the Note 4 due to the fact it is far less superior to the digital stabilization used on the Xperia Z2. Compare the 4K video from the LG G3 and the Z2, the shaking is unbelievable on the G3.”

          So if the Xperia Z2 can’t handle digital stabilization at 4K recording then why or rather how can it do just that?
          Go watch some you tube and learn a thing or two.

          • hoggleboggle

            well blow me over and call me a zebra, it appears the 801 can cope with image stabilisation, or does the Z2 have a separate Steadyshot chip to handle it I wonder? That is something Samsung could do with licensing from Sony as their digital stabilisation is awful and won’t even go past 1080.

          • Steve Brain

            Out of curiosity and boredom I went looking for an answer.

            Found it here:


            Quote from the post:

            I personally believe we will never get Steadyshot+4k on the Z1 because the hardware is not capable enough. The S801 in the Z2 has a much faster Video Post-Processor (PP) which is used for software image stabilization. It is clocked up to 465MHz while the S800 in the Z1 goes up to 320MHz max.

            Keeping in mind the Snapdragon is a SoC, so technically it is a different processor to the normal one that controls the image stabilisation.
            Interesting, thanks for bringing it up @hoggleboggle:disqus

  • Mike – Construction Contractor

    I am ready for this. Bluetooth has always been a pain on my Note 2 so maybe the Note 4 clears it up. Besides that, I long to be part of the “cool” crowd again. Now… where is that crowd..

    • Steve Brain

      Well to be honest the Note is more of a line of phones designed for business/busy people.
      Kind of the exact opposite of “cool” if I’m being honest :-)

    • Dude, you’re in it right now. And the longer you stay on this page, the cooler you will get until you reach astronomical levels of coolness.

  • jaketyler27

    ive had the note 3 for the past year.. and im NOT excited for the note 4. whats so different about it? same screen size, same ram, and the camera in the note 3 is perfectly fine. and the new sensors, MOST people wont use them MOST of the time and i do not need to shower with my phone. the only reason id upgrade is if it was metal AND a bigger screen. but looks like it wont. i see LG have a new phone coming with a stylus and bigger screen..

    • Cole Raney

      Ew metal… I agree with the bigger screen though. It should have 5.9-6 inch

  • Mohammed

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  • sid

    Yes yes hell yes ! Cant believe sept. Is alrdy here! I gotta save up more! :(

  • Ruz

    Does Samsung has any special focus on audio and sound department? As in better DAC for playing audio and better louder speakers.. Note: Not expecting stereo speakers with bass function but good center channel speakers for better voice calls and voice recording functions

    • Amuro Ray

      Wolfson dac one of the best dac for mobile

      • Ruz


  • John-Phillip Saayman

    8% going to the dark side??

  • Daniel D

    Only 1.3 GHz with exynos? That is worst than iPhones. I’m sure I’m unlucky enough to have that one in my area

    • hoggleboggle

      I think they are confused with their spec. The 1.3GHz refers to the 4 low power A7 cores for idle and background tasks, whilst the A15 power cores will likely run somewhere in the region of 2.5-2.9 GHz.

  • hoggleboggle

    I seriously doubt there is anything here that would persuade me to upgrade from my Note 3, but then I have always worked on a minimum 2 generation upgrade cycle. I suspect this will have the same effect as the S5: a substantial upgrade under the hood over it’s predecessor but with the masses moaning about how it the same overall.

  • jaketyler27

    Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro is better…. 6 inch QHD screen… metal finish…

  • Rick

    I have totally bought into the note eco system, i don’t know what I’d do with all my SNote files if i switched and what i use instead. My note 2 was perfect my note 3 is a bit buggy but i still love it I just hope the note 4 stays as good looking as the 3.. fingers crossed..

  • Roberto Tomás

    “1.3GHz Samsung Exynos 5433 octa-core” — why do we think we know that clock speed? it was benched once at that speed, but that doesn’t mean it will be limited to it. … I am really curious about this, because it seems like the early A57 devices are clocked low: the Kirin 920 and the Exynos 5433 both have the same clock speed. The HiSilicon Kirin is 25% faster and with a weaker gpu, so it is all cpu horsepower and Samsung could get back in the game, (since they are coming at it later than Huawei), with a faster clocked 5433.

  • Will S.

    I just hope it ain’t disappointing as the GS5.

  • Romeo Bucur

    If they adress the sound quality issue for the speaker.. if it will have front facing speakers i will buy it day 1.. if not.. i will go HTC One M8. Sound quality is extremly important for a media consumption device such as a 5.7 inch phablet. Will not buy it any other way. Full stop.