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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is official: A new era of phablet

Here is everything you need to know about the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

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After months of hype, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is finally here. Not only does it have a matted back this time around, but also a fantastic metal frame. Samsung has promised a vastly superior experience compared to the previous Galaxy Note devices and due to the specifications we’ve seen, we reckon they could be right.

There’s a new multitasking mode to save time between switching apps, as well as Smart Select that takes advantage of the new S Pen and makes it easy to copy and send text to contacts. One other area where the Note 4 looks to excel is with its new camera. 16-megapixel rear facing and 3.7-megapixel front facing offerings looked impressive in the demos we have seen and and the new ‘selfie’ technology to help capture more people in your pictures also looked good.

Thanks to the new Fast Charging mode, users will be able to fully charge the 3220mAh battery in just under an hour, or up to 50% in just 30 minutes. There’s no improvement on the size of the battery, but instead a low power consumption mode to help address power issues.

There’s also new ways to kit out your Note 4. Users can now choose from the traditional S View Cover, but now also the Flip Wallet, S View Wallet and the LED Wallet. Samsung has also teamed up with the Swarovski to provide a new diamond encrusted back for the device.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 specifications

  • 5.7″ Quad-HD screen(2560×1440)
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage (expandable to 64GB)
  • Octacore processor (1.9GHz & 1.3GHz)
  • Android 4.4.4
  • Weight: 176g
  • Thickness: 8.5mm
  • Black, white, gold and pink variants
  • Enhanced S Pen

It’ll be available in October, but no news of pricing yet.

For more news on the latest big-screen phones to hit the market, make sure to check out the latest edition of Android Magazine.