Google’s Nexus 6 Phablet Designed For Android 5.0 Lollipop Announced

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The Mountain View giant has officially introduced the world with Motorola-made Nexus 6, an mammoth screened smartphone that could easily be mistaken for a tablet-cum-smarthone.

The Google Nexus 6 is all set to go on sale as to be among the first devices to get the new version of Android, named it the 5.0 Lollipop. It’s the biggest of all those Nexus devices released and available to buy in the market, with a whopping 5.96-inch screen and Quad-HD (2560×1440) resolution. On the inside it’s running the latest Snapdragon 805 processor, while the storage comes in 32GB and 64 gigs configurations, and also packs a 13-megapixel camera with OIS technology.

Paired with 3GB of RAM, clocked at 2.65GHz quad-core processor it also houses a 2MP front0facing camera and the battery is a 3,200mAh unit and it is non-removable just the ones from the previous model.

Usually, the Nexus 6 physical aspect looks like the Moto X (Gen 2), with a front-facing speaker and mic, a metal trim and soft-touch plastic rear. The Nexus 6 will come in Midnight Blue and Cloud White, and the pricing starts at $649 off-contract.

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The Nexus 6 will be available to pre-order starting late October, with general availability to come in November. Available on contract through AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and U.S. Cellular. The Nexus 6 with the 32GB SIM-free version priced at $649. In Europe, the 32GB and the 64GB variants are expected to cost you €569 and €649 respectively.

The latest Nexus flagship is going to be available for purchase in 28 countries across Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, including India. The Nexus 6 will make its debut outside the US by the end of 2014.

Samsung Chromebook 2 With Intel Bay Trail Now Available To Buy At $249, Pre-Order Now!

When Samsung released its first Chromebook it was far thin,and light, and powered by a great battery life and this year’s Chromebook 2 shipped with the company’s Exynos 5 Octa chipset, which makes this diferent kind of computer the best.

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Introduced with Intel Celeron N2840 Bay Trail processor, the Samsung’s Chromebook 2 is powered by a Intel chipset clocked at 2.58GHz, paired with 2GB of RAM, whereas the models running Samsung’s own chip feature 4GB ROM inside.

It said that Samsung has made some improvements when it comes to the Chromebook 2’s durability and construction, each of the four corners is now reinforced by metal, as are the USB ports, a metal frame behind the display. Measuring at 11.4? x 8.6? x 0.66? and weighs 2.65 pounds, got 16GB of internal storage, and an 11.6-inch display sporting of 1,366 x 768 pixels resolution screen. Connectivity options include Intel HD Graphics, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 ac, a HDMI port, 1 USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.0 port.

Overall, the Chromebook 2 should be able to endure daily travels and the occasional bump just fine. Point to be noted, its not waterproof or resitant, still go no protections against liquids. But got pretty subpar viewing angles and just doesn’t look as nice as the 1080p screen in the 13-inch, non-Intel model.

Those unfamiliar with Chromebooks, Samsung has partnered Google for a new “Google Hel” app. It’s essentially Amazon Mayday for Chromebooks; hit the button and you’re connected over video chat for support representative at Samsung’s North Carilina operations center. From there onwards, you’ll be able to take control over your screen to show how to accomplish common tasks, chage settings, or fix any problems you might be experiencing.

Unlike Amazon service which is available 24/7, Samsung’s representatives will be available to help the users from Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT. In order to enable it, users need to sign up their ChromeBook 2, type “Chrome Help” in the adress bar and dwonload the update. In return, it will bring the Get Help button at the bottom left corner of the Chromebook screen.

Pre-orders for the Intel-powered Chromebook 2 start today and Samsung says it will be widely available through retail channels next week. Final word, it’s not the most powerful Chromebook out there by and stretch, but it’s built to last and runs for up to 9 hours on a charge.

The new Samsung Chromebook 2 priced at $249, pre-orders with an expected shopping next week and as per the listing,  the shipping estimates to be 10 to 14 business days.

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Oppo’s ColorOS 2.0 Released For Find 7 And Find 7a – Download Now

Oppo has finally started rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat-based ColorOS 2.0 firmware for Find 7 and Find 7a. Now available to download and install on the Chinese manufacturer’s duo of top-end smartphones. The OS appeared in beta form for the Oppo Find 5 back in August, now with the new version of ColorOS brings a plethora of new features such as redesigned user interface, improved task manager, super power saving mode, memory cleaner, and much more.

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ColorOS 2.0 include minimalistic UI design, updated stock apps, Global Gesture Panel 2.0, and Super Power Saving mode. Wtach the Oppo’s Official walkthrough video below.

The complete change log for the latest Color OS 2.0:

  • Refined UI Design: The ColorOS 2.0 has inherited the UI design of ColorOS 1.0, by removing redundant elements from the 1.x icons the new design are more minimalistic and easier to recognize.
  • Global Gaussian Blur Effect: System wide Gaussian blur effect makes the whole system looks more beautiful and consistent in different interfaces, such as the notification center, folders, music now playing interface etc.
  • System Wide Animation: The ColorOS 2.0 is more energetic, with system wide transition animation the whole system comes alive, each operation seems so natural and fluid.
  • Live Weather 2.0: Added a new weather effect “Haze”, given sound effects for some effects and you may found more surprises when using the live weather 2.0.
  • Global Gesture Panel 2.0: The new gesture panel is now activated by slide up from the bottom of the screen. Each gesture you’ve used can be recorded and shown on top as a reminder.
  • Redesigned Task Manager: The new task manager design shows every task running in background as a card you can simply slide it up to close it or slide it down to lock it or tap the end all button to close them all (locked apps will not be closed).
  • Easy Crop for Screenshots: After you’ve taken a screenshot you can pull down the notification center to crop, share or delete it.
  • Single Layer Launcher: The changing from dual layer to single layer launcher is not simple a win/lose situation, both design has it’s own advantage and disadvantage. ColorOS decided to go with single layer design is just another step towards the purse of simplicity and perfection.
  • Super Power Saving: By reducing animation, underclocking the CPU or shutdown all applications except for calls and messages your phone can be under deep power saving mode so as increase the battery life as much as possible.
  • Memory Cleaner: Added “Memory Cleaner” in security center, which enables you to control and release memory more easily.

Notably, the update is not available over-the-air. Oppo Find 7 and Find 7a users have to manually boot up from the source link below. How to install, instructions are also made available in the link. If you are an Oppo Find 7 or Find 7a user and haven’t installed the new firmware yet, hit the download link below.

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Sony’s PS4 Remote Play Now Reportedly Coming To Xperia Z2 And Z2 Tablet

Sony has officially announced the PlayStation 4 Remote Play exclusively for some select Xperia smartphones, such as Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, and Z3 Tablet Compact. Now, it seems that Sony is expanding its compatibility for more Xperia handsets, and that the company is planning to roll out support as well.

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About the PS4 Remote Play support for existing Xperia devices, Sony has unofficially confirmed this via Xperia Launge app, which clarifies that the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet will be receiving the PlayStation 4 Remote Play functionality just after its launched in November later this year.

However, it doesn’t mentioned on which Xperia devices will be going to work with the remote, though. Good news here is that both the Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet will be getting support for PS4 Remote Play in the coming days.

Currently, there’s no official confirmation from the Japanese OEM about the PS4 Remote Play availability for Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet. Stay tuned to Vsszone, so that we can grab something new info regarding the PS4 Remote Play support for both the Xperia Z2 smartphone and tablet.

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Sony SmartWatch 3 (SWR50) Lands On The Google Play Store For Availability

Although it’s not the first one from Sony, rather the fifth-generation smartwatch which the company completely reversing the stance with the introduction of an Android Wear-powered wearable, called it the SamrtWatch 3 which quietely made its way to the Google Play Store. Full details on how much its going to cost and available to buy date after this fold!

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The Japanese manufacturer’s first Android Wear device, the Sony Smartwatch 3 is however listed on the Play Store, but showing as coming soon.

In March 2014, Sony has joined the Android Wear party with its own smartwatch software with the likes of Samsung, LG, Motorola and the company intends to add a Walkman app for music playback via a Bluetooth headset along with a remote control app for audio you’re playing on another device. Expecting more from the device on the software front? Don’t be!

The Smartwatch 3 design leans towards a sporty look and seems to prioritize ruggedness with a steel-backed case, interchangeable silicon straps, and its an IP68 waterproof rating. The 1.6-inch ytransflective LCD display is also not perfectly bright or more impressive though. making for a disappointing first impression – when compared to the likes of Moto 360 or LG G Watch R. Integrated with great watch styling and et al.

With a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels, the SmartWatch 3 comes with a 4GB ROM built-in storage, and a quad-core 1.2GHz processor powered by a 420mAh battery on-board. Sony promises that will provide up to two days of typical usage.

The wearable gadget is priced at $249.99 Pricing in Europe is set at 229.99 and availability is expected this autumn. Yet another member is already sitting behind this Sony’s SmartWear family, and it’s the new SmartBand Talk. Features a 1.4-inch e-paper display like the Pebble, and its biggest new inclusion is its HD Voice support with an integrated microphone and speakers to let you make a phone call directly on the band itself.

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Interesting part on the new SmartBand Talk would be the that it lets you remotely control music on other devices and start / stop it with a snap of your fingers. Sensor?

Built with Sony’s usual fitness-tracking software, which in particular, aided by the inclusion of an altmeter that can eventually recognize the elevation of your runs or star climbs. The SmartBand Talk will go on sale in the autumn, prced at 159.99 Euros. Notably, both the Smartwatch and SmartBand comes with Bluetooth and NFC connectivity along with MicroUSB charging capabilities, maiking them nearly compatible with most of them, alreadu=y owned on the equipment.

Although the SmartWatch 3 listed as a premium Android Wear offering – costs more than the Moto 360. The exact launch date is yet to be revealed. Not too long…..

Xolo One With 3G, Andoid 4.4.2 KitKat Launched For Rs. 6599

Xolo has launched the Xolo One as the company’s latest budget-range smartphone added to its lineup of attractive priced smartphone. Dubbed Xolo One is not an Android One-powered handset, costs just a $105, making it one of the most affordable KitKat-running smartphone around.

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Key point to be noted here is that, the company has commited to updating the Xolo One to Android 5.0 Lollipop later on, and making it one of the cheapest tickets to Google’s latest ride. However, the hardware of the smartphone isn’t quite as impressive. Take a look at it, below!

Xolo with this one is not going to be an Android One phone created in partnership with Google anyhow, but could become the first low-end Android Lollipop smartphone.

The Xolo One comes with a 4.5” IPS screen of the lowly FWVGA resolution (854 x 480 pixels) that gives a pixel density of 218ppi. The handset is powered by a Mediatek MTK 6582M chipset with a quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU running at 1.3GHz, a Mali 400 MP2 GPU and 1GB of RAM and fluant with dual SIM slots and support for 3G and 21Mbps HSPA networks, but no LTE.

Offering a 5MP fixed-focus camera with BSI sensor, LED flash and 1080p video recording as well as a VGA front-facer. The Xolo One connectivity options include microUSB 2.0, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi b/g/n. There’s a microSD card slot for expanding the 8GB of available storage by up to 32GB. Backed up by a 1,700mAh battery that should be able to last for up to 430 hours of stand-by and up to 19h of talk-time as long as you stick to 2G networks.

Features and Specifications

  • 4.5-inch (854 x 480 pixels) IPS OGS display
  • 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582M processor with 416 MHz Mali-400 GPU
  • 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory with MicroSD
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) OS, upgradable to Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
  • Dual SIM
  • 5MP rear camera with LED flash
  • 0.3MP (VGA) front-facing camera
  • 9.3 mm thick
  • 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • 1700 mAh battery

The Xolo One will be available to buy in 6 different colors; Red, Whie, Black, Brown and will feature “leather finish back” (faux Samsung-style leather). Priced at Rs. 6,599.

iPad mini 3 Announced With Touch ID Fingerprint Scanner, Price Starts At $399

iPad Air 2 wasn’t the only tablet introduced at yesterday’s Apple event, but the company has also announced iPad mini 3. Features, specs, pricing and release date detailed below!

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With a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and with a number of other quirks, following the successful roll-out, Apple having allowed third-party developers to integrate the still-fledging hardware into their apps, iPad mini 3 users will certainly experience the same functionality as those on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Apple Pay online payments authentication via Touch ID is also supported.

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Clocking at the same 7.5mm thin, iPad mini 3 design will be the same as its predecessor. However, it misses out the so-called “Retina HD” display and with the 2048 x 1536 resolution of the new smaller slate – identical to the official Retina iPad mini. Still be able to enjoy favorite games, apps and general iOS 8 joy in crisp, clear quality. Like the iPad Air 2, the display is now laminated and is now 56% less reflective.

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Camera includes an 5-megapixel rear-facing, and a front-facing sensor “FaceTime HD” for video calling. Storage point of view, the third-generation iPad mini will launch with 16, 64 and 128GB storage options. Processor wise, it will be powered by its prior chipset. It still carries the same 64-bit A7 chip with M7 motion coprocessor from last year.

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Since it doesn’t have NFC, it’ll be used for Apple Pay Within Apps. It runs on the latest iOS 8.1.

Apple iPad mini 3 Specs

  • 7.9 inch Retina Display with 2048×1536 resolution at 326 ppi, Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • 7.5 mm thick, weighs 331 g (WiFi) / 341 g (WiFi + Cellular)
  • A8 chip with 2nd gen 64-bit architecture and M8 motion coprocessor
  • Touch ID fingerprint sensor
  • 4G LTE (Optional), Wi?Fi (802.11a/?b/?g/?n); dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and MIMO, Bluetooth 4.0
  • 5 MP iSight 1080p camera, f/2.4 aperture
  • 1.2MP HD front-facing camera
  • 16/64/128GB variants
  • 23.8-watt-hour battery with up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video or listening to music

The new iPad mini 3 is available in three colors: Space Gray, Silver and Gold. Priced at $399 for the 16GB version, $499 for 64GB and $599 for the 128GB for WiFi. The WiFi + LTE variant costs $529, $629 and $729 for 16GB, 64GB and 128GB variants, respectively.

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Release Date

Pre-orders begin on October 17. The iPad mini 3 will launch next week on Friday, October 24th in the United States, United Kingdom, and several other nations before it rolling out to other markets thereafter.

Download OS X 10.10 Yosemite Final For Free, iWork Updated As Well!

Right away! You can now download Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite final version for free of charge for your Mac system. Apple although announced OS X Yosemite 10.10 all the way back at this year’s WWDC event in June and seeded several Developer Previews and Public Betas for developers.

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Both the OS X Yosemite and iWork are available for free to install. It reached Golden Master status, and with a couple of further GMs having subsequently rolled out as the Cupertino applied the finishing touches, Yosemite is finally ready for the masses. The Final release is now rolling out and here we got details regarding to it and how to guide.

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Apple recognizes the value of having an ecosytem whereas everyone using the latest software for more significant in the loing run. Yosemite is that OS X gone absolutely free. Considering the last year’s Mavericks 10.9 and the prior Mountain Lion 10.8 as “incremental” updates, Yosemite is certainly more substantial.

Although, Apple additionally not phasing out any Macs with Yosemite, so if your machine is running on Mavericks, without any issues, you can update to this all-new release. Check whether your Mac compatible for OS X Yosemite below:

  • iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
  • Xserve (Early 2009)

OS X 10.10 includes an all-new aesthetic somewhat in line with what the Cupertino did to its mobile software with iOS 7. UI elements appear flatter and cleaner, eventually draws a degree of partly with the interface of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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Alterations and enhancements bisides, including Continuity offered. Considered by many as the piece de resistance of Yosemite. Continuity will apparently help to increase ties between iOS and Mac OS X, will imminently features Handoff, allowing users to begin a task on one device and end it on another, Apple’s famous “it just works” ethos is once again in full boom.

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iCloud Drive finally brings Apple’s cloud service up to speed with the rest of the land, permitting users to drag, store and organize their files online as they would in Finder, and with a bundle of tweaks to Safari, mail, amd Messages app also upgraded in for good measure. Big bump over the predecessor version of OS X.

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You can download OS X 10.10 Yosemite right now from the Mac App Store, and follow the steps below to update your Mac from Mavericks.

iPad Air 2 With A8X SoC, Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor Announced [Price & Availability]

Officially on October 16th event, Apple has announced iPad Air 2 as the world’s thinnest tablet with just a 6.1mm thin and of course the send-generation iPad Air. Now, the sixth 9.7-inch slate that Apple has finally unveiled. Full details after this fold!

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With the fastest processor ever, the iPad Air 2 was wrapped off. Touch ID first made its debut with last year’s iPhone 5s, exclusive for semaless unlocking got integrtaed to the new iPad Air successor. Users can, for instance, set the feature to skip the tiresome process of keying in Apple ID passwords. And with iOS 8 bringing third-party apps integration like 1Password and the many mobile banking utilities alreay taken in action completely.

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The iPad Air 2 does finally hit the market with the Apple’s Fingerprint sensor, while it’s not as useful on the iPad or on the iPhone either. Neccessity upgrade in many opinion, though. The Touch ID sensor can be used particulary for making purchases online via Apple Play. Payment system, online!

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Design of the new iPad Air successor looks same as it predescessor, but it’s 10 percent thinner than the previous generation iPad at 6.1mm. The silent switch which has adorned the iPad’s side above the volume keys has now been removed.

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Processor on the new thinner iPad tablet includes an A8X CPU, which could be na upgrade when talking about the variant of the A8 found in the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. iPad Air 2 gets a slightly better performance to cope with the demand of the larger tablet.

In fact, in terms of performance, the new iPad Air 2 is far 12X faster than the first iPad, and speaks about the graphics arena we should see its performing boost of 180x when compared to the first Apple slate.

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Display, however remains the same as its predecessor’s resolution and sharpness. But some suspected that the iPad Air would follow the new iPhones (2014) with Apple’s so called “Retina HD” technology, but it doesn’t makeover. The current 2048×1536 configuration is plenty “Retina” and “HD” enough.

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Camera, the iPad Air 2 boasts an 8-megapixel iSight rear-facing sensor, given something legitimacy as a device apt for capturing photos and recording videos. Since it’s foremost launches, the camera-esque has never really been all that good, and while Apple would spend more time focusing on the snapper of its iPhone line-up. Finally, the iPad is now being given some attention in this regard.

Introduced burst mode into the photography mix to appease those who are into action shots. Apple has also integrated So-Mo ability, which first made its cut with the iPhone 5s. Front-facing camera has also been improved and the FaceTime HD shooter ensuresd that your selfies and video calls come out the best way, whenever, wherever.

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Wireless connections now features 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, and on the cellular front, Apple’s new tablet now supports even more LTE bands with speeds of up to 150Mbps. With the batytery backup up to 10 hours life, is more than enough to get read some books and Wi-Fi browsing outdoors.

 

Software on the iPad Air 2 will run on iOS 8 out of the box and if looking for all-round productivity on Apple’s famed mobile software, then the Air 2 is arguably the more favorable choice as opposed to the mini 3.

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Storage wise, just like the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the iPad Air is now available to buy in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB storage configurations. Colors in three options: Space Gray, Silver and Gold.

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Accessories for the iPad Air 2 includes Smart Covers and Smart Cases. You can buy it sdeperately directly from the Apple, and goes on sale in seven different color options.

Price and Release Date

The pricing structure of the new iPad Air is as follows:

iPad Air 2 – 16GB Wi-Fi: $499
iPad Air 2 – 64GB Wi-Fi: $599
iPad Air 2 – 128GB Wi-Fi: $699
iPad Air 2 – 16GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: $629
iPad Air 2 – 64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: $729
iPad Air 2 – 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: $829

The iPad Air 2 will hit the market shelves on October 24th in the United States, United Kingdom, and some select nations. Pre-orders start from Oct. 17th.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Hits India, Pre-orders At Rs. 58300

Samsung has finally launched its next-generation Note series phablet, the Galaxy Note 4 in India. Pre-orders already kicked of and will ship out on October 17. Delayed date for the UK launch. Pricing is rather steep, starting at INR58,300 (roughly $950).

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The Samsung phablet has hit the Indian market hust ahead of festive season, Diwali and will face a big competition from Apple’s first and foremost phablet device, the iPhone 6 Plus. Vodafone is offering up to 2GB of data per month for subscribers who are not active on data packs. Suscribers with active data ones will only get up to 1GB per month.

Commenting at the launch, Asim Warsi, VP, mobile and IT, Samsung India, said,

The new device exhibits people inspired innovation with its unique combination of an enhanced S Pen, large and vivid display and superior productivity features to provide the most refined Galaxy experience to our customers.”

Galaxy Note 4, which is one of the top-end phablet in Samsung’s segment – sports a 5.7-inch full HD (1080x1920p) display and it is a Quad-HD screen resolution. Despite its higher res-display, Samsung says that the Galaxy Note 4 will deliver 7.5% more battery life that its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 3, why? Due to an optimized interface. Sporting a 3,220mAh battery, it also features a fast-charging technology, which makes the battery go from 0% to 50% in 30 minutes.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 powered by a 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 chipset, which would be the mammoth and powerful processor in the world. Paired with 3GB of RAM, and the only storage option now is 32GB, with support for 64GB microSD cards for expandable space.

Primary camera is got a 16MP resolution and far comes with Optical Image Stabilization and also houses a selfie-sensor with 3.7-megapixel that allows users take wide-angle 120-degree photographs. Like the Galaxy S5, fingerprint scanner embedded in the Home Key and Heart rate monitor on the back also find a place o=in Galaxy Note 4.

Samsung has apparently included a barometer and hall sensor in it new Note 4 phablet. And  will come pre-loaded with support for 14 regional Indian languages, including Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Gujarati, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya and Assamese. It also comes with additional software optimized to make use of the S Pen stylus. Compared to Note 3, users can multitask better in multi-window mode of Galaxy Note 4, which supports minimizing apps as floating widgets.

Point to be noted that it also has better text selection and crops selected areas on the screen for later viewing. The S Note app gets its own era of widget on the Galaxy Note 4, so, users can now access the core functions of the stylus as soon as they unlock it.