It didn’t take long for the first major news to come out of IFA, after Samsung announced the handset during its UNPACKED event earlier today.
This is Samsung’s fourth instalment of the now immensely popular Note product line, which has single-handedly echoed in the phablet trend for the technology market.
Boasting a 5.7” QHD Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy Note 4 boasts one of the largest displays on the market, eclipsed only by the Samsung Galaxy Mega product line, which has received mixed reviews over recent times.
It’s not all about the display either, as the Note 4 also packs in huge 3GB RAM, as well as an octa-core chipset, making it one of the most powerful smartphones on the market for now.
Also included in the Note 4’s spec sheet is up to 32GB internal storage, which can also be expanded through use of a MicroSD card, meaning memory space shouldn’t be an issue for even the most download happy user.
In terms of design, the Note 4 features the very same faux leather back casing that we say on the S5 and Galaxy Alpha, with a stylish metallic trim surrounding the edge of the device.
The S-Pen also stays put, and continues to integrate the handwriting software seen with previous handsets, as well as implementing a smart select mode for us to play with.
A 16 megapixel rear camera lens also finds its way into the Note 4’s spec sheet, whilst a 3.7 megapixel camera also shows up on the front side of the phablet.
Several new camera features are also built into the software on the Note 4, with Wide Selfie mode taking precedent, which helps make selfies easier, which many will see as a welcome addition.
Also, if you’re worried about a bit of rough and tumble ruining your new phablet phone, the new selection of flip cases should keep your mind at ease, as well as offering a fully functional S-View window.
The latest Android operating system is also confirmed on the Samsung phablet keeping it at the forefront of mobile software.
There’s some more good news as well for Samsung fans, after it also announced the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge alongside the Note 4.
The Note Edge boasts the world’s first edge display, which works independently to the main display, allowing for notifications and tools to be displayed on an innovative area of the screen.
Both the Note 4 and Note Edge will be on show throughout IFA, which runs until the 10th September, giving consumers and media a chance to get a go with both pieces of kit.
A release date is set for October, giving the Note 4 and Note Edge a chance to build up a head of steam for festive rush.
Written by Luke Hatfield