Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge Rundown/Specs


Today we finally got our first glimpse as to what Samsung had in store for us. Samsung debuted its much-anticipated Galaxy Note 4 and its Galaxy Edge with a two-sided display. They both come with the same internal specs as far as RAM and the processor, but we’ll give you an in depth look at both of them.

The highlight of the new Note models is that both devices will sport a metal chassis, something we’ve seen previously on the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, and a QHD display (1440 x 2560). Samsung’s push to produce a more ‘premium’ phone is in full-swing just as the iPhone 6 is to be announced (coincidence?). The Note 4 and the Note Edge will both sport a Snapdragon 805 processor which has  a quad-core Krait 450 CPU clocked at 2.7 GHz. It is optimized for exactly what the Notes are bringing to the market: brilliant displays.

One of the major announcements surrounding the Notes, is that its ability to take a charge has dramatically improved. According to Samsung at their Unpacked Event, the Note will be able to reach a 50% from 0% in just 30 minutes. The Note 3 in comparison was able to take a 50% charge from 0% in around 55 minutes. This is a huge improvement. It is unknown if this is because of the Snapdragon 805 processor, Samsung’s charge rate, or a combination of both. Either way, it cuts charging time in half.

Samsung has also been focused on the S-Pen quite a lot lately, and that can be seen in the previous teaser ads leading up to the Note’s debut. Samsung announced that the new S-Pen has received an overhaul. It comes with more sensitivity to give it a realer feel to the pen and also to the writing. Previous versions of the S-Pen had to be held perpendicular to the device to get it to write, whereas the new pen has increased range on its writing ability.

Other features that both devices will include are as follows:

  • Heart-rate monitor
  • UV sensor
  • Faux-leather back

Galaxy Note 4

The Note 4 is the standard version of Samsung’s newest Note. It comes with a 5.7 inch display, the same size as its predecessor, the Note 3. The new Note has also received a slight bump in battery size from 3200 mAh on the Note 3, to 3220 mAh on the Note 4. Samsung has stated that while the battery is only slightly larger and powering a QHD display, it still has 7.5% longer battery life. They didn’t explain how, but it will. The Galaxy Note 4 will be released in four colors, white, black, pink and gold. The Galaxy Note 4’s specs can be seen below.

Screen size: 5.7″
Resolution: 1440 x 2560 (515 ppi)
Weight: 176 g
Dimensions: 6.04 x 3.09 x .33 inches
Camera: (rear) 16 megapixels (OIS) – (front) 3.7 megapixels
Hardware: 2.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor 
Battery: 3220 mAh
Storage: 32 GB expandable
Debut: September 3, 2014

Release date: October 2014

Galaxy Note Edge

The Note Edge is slightly different than the Note 4, sporting multiple displays. The Note Edge will sport a 5.6 inch main display (1440 x 2560) and a side bar display. This is a first for any phone manufacturer and Samsung is taking the leap. This device will also come with a smaller battery than its Note 4 counterpart with a 3000 mAh battery. This is probably due to the device caving in on one side creating less room for the battery and the S-Pen. 

The side view will be viewed as a ticker of some sort. Messages and notifications can be streamed on this panel while doing other activities on the device without disturbing the current app. The side display will also be completely independent of the main display. This means that you can just check your messages on the side display without waking the entire 5.6 inch main display. The Note Edge will only be released in two colors, black and white. The specs for the Note Edge can be seen below.

Screen size: 5.6″
Resolution: 1440 x 25060 (525 ppi) – side panel (160 pixels)
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 6.04 x 3.15 x .33 inches
Camera: (rear) 16 megapixels (OIS) – (front) 3.7 megapixels
Hardware: 2.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor 
Battery: 3000 mAh
Storage: 32 GB expandable
Debut: September 3, 2014

Release date: October 2014

It has been announced that both devices will be on all major American carriers AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. A price has yet to be set for the devices, once that information is released we will keep you updated. 

What device are you going to get: the Note 4 or the Note Edge? Let us know in the comments!

All images courtesy of Engadget


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