Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 4 and curved-display Galaxy Note Edge at IFA

By Jos
Sep 3, 2014
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  1. Samsung officially announced an all-new flagship phablet at IFA 2014 this morning. An iterative update over last year's Note 3, the Galaxy Note 4 features a 5.7-inch Quad HD 2560 x 1440 display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 or Samsung Exynos 5433 SoC...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,107   +1,376

    I hope that by now Samsung has learned how not to present new products - placing a soporific Korean central-stage and let him struggle for the few English words that he knows.
    Jad Chaar and Skidmarksdeluxe like this.
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,335   +1,936

    I agree. They should've asked Tim Cook to do the presentation instead.
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    If I were a note user, I would be pretty disappointed. It seems like a very minor spec upgrade. I wonder why they didn't increase the battery capacity since I would expect the better screen would consume more power. Well it is what it is. At least the quick charging is pretty cool. The Note Edge is just a total gimmick.
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  5. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 805   +270

    Man these curved edges are pointless, they don't even look good imo. Note 4 is a minor upgrade because there is really not much to add to it. Every new smartphone just has slightly better hardware and that's it.
    p51d007 likes this.
  6. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,599   +411

    This is the curve I was waiting for, except I wanted it on both edges. :(
  7. Curved display the most ***** thing ever like three wheels bicycle.
  8. Yawn. ..... boring.

    Announcing a prototype curved edge screen at a product launch.... meh.

    Goodluck for next week.
  9. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 852   +352

    Samsung is getting about as bad at Apple with their iPhones. Minor hardware upgrades, but a HUGE price increase. I upgraded my Note1 in July to a Huawei Mate2 and couldn't be happier! Had people telling me that it only has a 720p scree, no KitKat, no snapdragon 801 processor, the benchmarks are nowhere near the top, it will be slow bla bla bla. Oh how wrong they were! I am a heavy phone, web, camera, email & text user. Around 1500-2000 minutes per month. Phone is fast, no lag, runs everything I want and with that huge battery, it lasts 2-3 days EASY! Try that with any of these QHD screen screaming devices. I've come to the conclusion, that the ever increasing processor speed, screen density is getting about as bad as the megahertz race in the early days of the PC. For day to day use, the majority of users won't really benefit from these 80x processors. You "might" open an app 0.01 seconds faster, but will that really do you any good? I run my device every day and negligible real world performance isn't what I am after. If it has a bright clear screen, has no lag, no crashes, a good camera & outstanding battery performance, THAT is what I want. The price was another factor. You know, off contract, the Note4 will be in the upper 700-800 dollar range off contract. The Mate2, off contract, full retail was only $300 bucks! I think the day of ever slightly increasing specs, without real innovation is hopefully coming to an end. Fingerprint scanners? Curved edge screens? Gimmicks. But, as with the iphones, notes and the like there will be fanboys lining up to get their hand on one, to wear out the battery running benchmarks and posting the results and crowing about how fast their device is, when, in just day to day operations, you might save 1-2 seconds in the ENTIRE day running a Note 4, iPhone6 etc, versus a midrange device.
    Hey, those devices are nice, but personally, I can't see paying enough money to have 2 of my phones, versus one of those.
  10. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,266   +101

    Why do I feel like this is all kind of beside the point... really. Change bad! No CHANGE! Your phone will cost me the same exact about as when I get the Note 4. $300 bucks if what I've read is correct. (But I'm with your there that the curved edge screen is a gimmick, but hey some people will love it!)
  11. trparky

    trparky TS Booster Posts: 151   +54

    I have the Note 3 and I'm seriously not thinking about getting another Samsung device next time I get a new phone. Samsung still hasn't got Android 4.4.4 out for this device and 4.4.4 has been out for months.

    I don't know what I'll be getting but from the looks of it, it isn't going to be a Samsung. Perhaps HTC or something.
  12. Dual sims anyone ?
  13. Note 4 looks good.... the 805 cpu is a nice upgrade most don't realise... better gpu and the new cpu nm....more power less powerhungery....
    3gb ram is enough until google roll out 64 bit....
    camera looks nice too.
    note 3 battery is great so I except note 4 do well too...
    qhd screen? well I guess its nice but full hd does the job well enough on a mobile, I would rather have that because it would need less processing power and therefor using less battery than q hd....
    fingerprint I couldn't care less for as I wont give away my fingerprints to any machine(they all can be hacked) fingerprints cant be changed a password can....
    overall a good upgrade but having note 3 which Is an amazing phone cant see my self upgrade and rather wait for next year when google rolls out 64 bit..... still its a great uprade for note 2/s3 owners...

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