Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Release date, price, specs, news and rumours
It's been 9 months since the Galaxy Note 3 was released - aeons in tech-time - so it's no surprise eyes have turned to its successor, the Galaxy Note 4.
This is an article about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. We’ll be rounding up all the latest news and rumours about the phablet in the run up to its unveiling next year.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Size and build
In the run up to the unveiling of the Galaxy Note 3, there was a lot of speculation about whether or not Samsung would move away from plastic-backed phones.
The logic – as it went – was that Samsung was worried the launch of the plastic-backed iPhone 5C could give consumers the impression that plastic backed phones were cheaper and somehow inferior to their glass/metallic backed rivals.
There were also rumours in the supply channel that Samsung was testing out other materials. According to ET News, the company has sent engineers to Vietnam to investigate the feasibility of making smartphones with aluminium and magnesium backs.
However, as it turned out, talk of a metallic or glass-backed Galaxy Note 3 turned out to be wrong.
They say there isn’t smoke without fire. So could the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 come with a glass or metallic back? Time will tell.
Moving away from the back of the phone, there has also been some talk about what to expect from the phone’s display.
The phone was the original phablet and when it was first launched with a 5.3-inch screen, it was considered enormous. These days, there are phablets out there that are bigger than some tablets.
Samsung has steadily increased the size of the phone’s screen by 0.2-inches with each new phone. Fans had been hoping that Samsung would break with tradition and jump to a 5.9-inch screen, but alas, it wasn’t to be.
Could the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 finally meet with the demands of fans, or will Samsung stick with the 5.7-inch screen found in the Galaxy Note 3?
Tech Radar thinks maybe the phablet won't bump up the size at all, with an Indian import/export tracker pretty much confirming a 5.7-inch display.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Price
Little is known about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4’s price at the moment. Going on previous launches, we’re expecting it to stay around the price of the Galaxy Note 3 and the 2 and 1 before it. Something around the £550 mark wouldn't be against odds.