Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Release Date and Price
We’re pretty certain we’ll see the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on September 3. Samsung has sent invites for an event advising people to ‘Note the date’, which is a bit of a give away. But even before then rumors were converging around early September.
Earlier in the yea Samsung mobile chief Lee Young Hee told Bloomberg that it would be launched in the second half of 2014, while the Korea Times claimed it had been told the Note 4 will arrive at the IFA show in Berlin. Android Geek’s sources got even more specific, claiming it will arrive on September 3, as did The Korea Times.
The previous three Galaxy Note smartphones were announced in the first week of September at the IFA show in Berlin, so there’s a fair chance we’ll see the new one then too. In fact with no conflicting rumors we’d say that IFA will almost certainly be used as a platform to launch the Galaxy Note 4.
There’s been very little said about the price yet, but a listing on Indonesian site erafone puts it at IDR 9,499,000 (or roughly £490 / $810 / AU$870) which seems believable, especially since those conversions don’t include local taxes. Better start saving.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Screen
First up, screen size. The original Note rocked 5.3 inches, the Note 2 showed up with a 5.5-inch display and the Note 3 pushed things to 5.7 inches.
Going by this logic the Galaxy Note 4 should come with a 5.9-inch display, which would see it match the HTC One Max and LG G Pro 2, while still falling short of the 6.4-inch Sony Xperia Z Ultra.
That may make logical sense but a mention of the phone on Indian site Zauba lists it as having a 5.7-inch display while an Antutu benchmark result also pegs it at 5.7 inches and so does a report from the Korea Times, so it might not be getting any bigger at all.
As for the resolution, a user agent profile on Samsung’s own website suggests that the Galaxy Note 4 will have a 2560 x 1440 QHD screen, which would make sense as now that the LG G3 has just such a display it’s likely that all sorts of phones will follow suit and the Galaxy Note 4 is likely to be one of the few handsets with a screen big enough to benefit from it.
A listing on erafone also claims it will have a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 515 pixels per inch and given that the Galaxy S5 LTE-A already got a 2K boost this seems believable.
Samsung’s done well with Super AMOLED, but there’s a suggestion that it might ditch the technology for the Galaxy Note 4 and use PLS LCD instead.
A report by ET News claims that Samsung is “considering” using the technology in future as it could apparently cut costs by as much as 20% by doing so. But Samsung is apparently only considering it in any case, so there’s hope for Super AMOLED yet.
In fact AMOLED is looking ever more likely, as SamMobile has ‘confirmed’ that the phablet will have an AMOLED screen.