Samsung Galaxy Note 4 specs revealed, and it has a stunning 1440p display

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be the successor to the company's current Note 3 phablet device (pictured)

The specifications of the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 4 have been leaked on the website of the popular Android benchmarking app AnTuTu, and at first glance they appear to be extremely encouraging. Joining the likes of the LG G3 and Oppo Find 7, and much to the dismay of Huawei's CEO, the Galaxy Note 4 will have a stunning Quad-HD (1440p) display. Complementing the display is the front facing camera, which is exactly 3.68 megapixels. Why the specific number? If we translate 3.68 megapixels to a 16:9 aspect ratio, we learn that the photos are exactly 1440p. So by matching the camera to the display, we end up with a pixel density that is in perfect alignment with the resolution of the display.

Some of the other specs include a hearty 3GB of RAM and a 16 megapixel rear camera. However, before we move onto the chipset, it's worth mentioning that Samsung releases at least multiple variations of their Galaxy Note range, such as the rumor that some markets will receive a variation with a curved screen. The chipset also changes from market to market:

  • In the Western world, the phones are typically shipped with Qualcomm chipsets.
  • In Asia and other markets, Samsung usually puts in their own Exynos range of chipsets.

 

The Exynos variation is pictured above to the left, and the Qualcomm variation is pictured above on the right.

The Qualcomm variation of the Galaxy Note 4 will be packing the quad-core juggernaut Snapdragon 805, clocked at 2.5Ghz per core and allowing for 25.6GB memory bandwidth. It will also have the latest Adreno 420 GPU which reportedly delivers 40% higher performance than that of the Adreno 330.

The Exynos variation of the Galaxy Note 4 will have the eight-core Samsung Exynos 5433, but it appears to only be clocked at 1.3ghz per core. This information is probably incomplete however, as it is extremely unlikely that the processor will have such a low clock-rate. The Exynos utilizes big.LITTLE technology, meaning that it has two separate blocks of processor cores and either block would be turned on or off depending on the performance needs of the user. It will, however, have a Mali-T760 GPU, which is definitely something worth writing home about. Unfortunately, there are no benchmarks of either the Qualcomm or the Exynos variation as of yet. 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is expected to be announced very soon, and it will definitely be another great contender for the high-end smartphone market.

Source: AnTuTu | Images via CNET, AnTuTu

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Warranty-issues forecast:
- battery draining issues
- overheating problems
- touchscreen issues
- display issues
- wifi issues
- 3G / 4 G issues
- built-in flash storage issues
- camera issues
- case issues

Lets come back to this post in December...

soder said,
Warranty-issues forecast:
- battery draining issues
- overheating problems
- touchscreen issues
- display issues
- wifi issues
- 3G / 4 G issues
- built-in flash storage issues
- camera issues
- case issues

Lets come back to this post in December...

I have no problems with Note 2. You are trolling.

Got a Nokia 8210 here.

Makes a blinding phonecall and never needs a screen protector as it's a little bit rough already, or an online account, or a password, or a crash course in how to use it, and can pull it out and dial straight away without having to bugger about unlocking, and navigating to the phone function while trying to see the numbers on the screen because it's sunny outside.
Then I have a tablet, which does all those things without the phone.

Life's great, and simple.

surreyguy said,
Got a Nokia 8210 here.

Makes a blinding phonecall and never needs a screen protector as it's a little bit rough already, or an online account, or a password, or a crash course in how to use it, and can pull it out and dial straight away without having to bugger about unlocking, and navigating to the phone function while trying to see the numbers on the screen because it's sunny outside.
Then I have a tablet, which does all those things without the phone.

Life's great, and simple.

And I bet one charge lasts you for the next decade :)

Heck, the last thing I do with my device is make phone calls anymore, iPhone no more basically! Yet I use a lot of functions including the Remote for my SmarTV.

If we translate 3.68 megapixels to a 16:9 aspect ratio, we learn that the photos are exactly 1440p. So by matching the camera to the display, we end up with a pixel density that is in perfect alignment with the resolution of the display.

Which means diddly squat unless the person you're sending to has the same display. I'd rather they use a higher res camera and downsample.

what Samsung is just doing on every new released increasing RAM, processor ,Screen size and resolution. That's not the innovation at all. They are providing us what we don;t need.

You mean like x64 chip on a Smartphone with 1G RAM a'la Apple? Now theres crApple trying to provide you with something you don't need at all! I like Note4 specs so far!

apple ios doesn't need lot of RAM and also google has already said that after android 4.2 jelly beam every phone run smoothly even on dual core processors. and i am not talking about apple i have just said increasing the screen size and RAM doesn't solves the problem of samsung's hardware see HTC'c one ,M8 they are gorgeous and seems premium and looks different. Even motorola moto g and moto x they have perfect screen size that's all what i am talking about if you see apple and Windows Phone every ios is perfectly coded and they doesn't need lot of RAM and high end specification to run smoothly just like these devices

Rohan Sharma said,
what Samsung is just doing on every new released increasing RAM, processor ,Screen size and resolution. That's not the innovation at all. They are providing us what we don;t need.
Show me someone offering something any different?

PenTile screen means it has about 18.5% more effective resolution than an RGB 1080P screen but the GPU has to drive 78% more pixels and ruin performance and battery life. Apparently this GPU is only 40% faster so it'll definitely lag more. Oh and it'll waste more RAM for the higher resolution while it still has the same amount of RAM as the Note 3.

PenTile sucks so much. I wish they'd just do 1080p RGB.

All of samsung's 1920x1080 AMOLED displays are PenTile.

Still, I agree that a 2560x1440 resolution is rather excessive and pointless on such a device.

Yes, one might notice the slight difference when put against a full HD phone, but it wont be noticeable during normal usage and a Full HD display is certainly already sharp enough.

I'd rather see some breakthroughs in battery tech before we charge into this nonsensical resolution warfront.

Right, but if they had just made a 1080p RGB panel it would have 50% more effective resolution while requiring zero more GPU and RAM usage and the panel itself would use less than a 2560x1440 PenTile panel. It has a bit less subpixels but due to the way they're arranged it could still look better.

PenTIle just needs to die. It won't with people getting excited for these stupidly high resolutions though.

I've been on odd-numbered Galaxies up to now, but with the underwhelming 5 I decided it was time to go Note; I'm glad I waited.

Shiranui said,
I've been on odd-numbered Galaxies up to now, but with the underwhelming 5 I decided it was time to go Note; I'm glad I waited.

Yeah. I got my N3 when the S5 came out and all it had of interest was water resistance and a finger print scanner. I'd rather have the extra screen and pen.

Hahaiah said,
I love the idea of a fingerprint scanner, so sick of typing passwords or paying for PW managers...

who doesn't love the idea of fingerprint scanners replacing passwords and captcha's? Too bad Samsung's implementation of it is horrible.

FalseAgent said,

who doesn't love the idea of fingerprint scanners replacing passwords and captcha's? Too bad Samsung's implementation of it is horrible.
Really? How so?

The technology hasn't really changed in 2 decades. All Apple did was use a round button. The button is simply big enough to get a fingerprint, without swiping. Apple didn't design that though. In fact, ALL companies that makes these, can make them into any shape an OEM wants.

Even though Apple used a round button, it isn't perfect all the time. My wife as the GS5 and so far, every time I have watched her swipe, it has unlocked just fine. Works just like my laptop.

This company makes the Sensor that is on my laptop - http://www.validityinc.com/technology.php#custombuttons

How exactly is it horrible again? They all work the same. If your fingers are clogged with sweat, or grease or some other smudgy substance, the sensor will fail...ON ANY DEVICE PERIOD. That is fact not fiction.

Swiping is the most common way these have always worked. It isn't the only way obviously. Samsung at least wanted to keep the same style of buttons on their phones. What else you think will work better?

Any other shape makes the bezel big and ugly to make room for the sensor and button.

The concept curved screen that allows you to see notifications on it's side I thought might be pretty useful. Other than that, since I've never seen or used one it's hard to make an intelligent comment about it...

Alansweeney said,
Excuse me for disliking how every samsung looks like
Last I checked, every OEM's yearly phone looks like the previous model. I fail to see your point.

Hasn't the iPhone looked the same now for 2/3 generations (4,4s,5,5s) - the only difference being height of the latter.

If a company finds that something works, they'll stick with it until they find they need to do a major overhaul.

Antaris said,
I quite like my Note 3 - but because I'm on a 2 year contract - I'll have to wait for the Note 5 :-(

The one thing that would keep me away from Note 4, presumably, is the increasing difficulty of rooting. I still can't upgrade to latest OTA on my Note3 because I'd lose root (last time I checked).

Otherwise, I'd agree... but most likely I'll have to look elsewhere for my next phone because I'm in the same boat (got note 3 earlier this year on a 2 year)

I actually went from a Note 2 to a Sony Xperia Z Ultra. It's huge and I love it. I wasn't using the S-Pen anyway so I don't miss that. I watch of lot of movies and TV shows on my phone so it's been pretty great.

I'm becoming a big lover of big phones. I have big hands, so thats part of it. Was trying out my friends iPhone the other day - and although its a lovely crafted device, its just too small :-/