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).
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.