If you’re a fan of the trend that sees smartphone sizes seemingly increasing with every new major product release, then you’re probably already a big fan of Samsung’s Galaxy Note line of smartphones-cum-tablets. Weighing in with screens that most of us wouldn’t want to carry around in our pockets, the Note family of smartphones has always been popular amongst those who want a device that’s large enough to watch movies on without having to carry around a tablet.
With the Galaxy S5 now old news, it’s the turn of the Galaxy Note to get all the attention, and the Galaxy Note 4 is the hot topic right now. Expected to be announced sometime in August or September, the new phone is going to be as large as you’d expect, with rumored specs again begging its display at a gargantuan 5.7-inch. While that’s impressive enough on its own, it’s the internals that have been the subject of the latest apparent leak, with processor and camera specifications in particular being outed.
As far as the heart that beats at the center of the unannounced Galaxy Note, it’s looking like a 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor will be the part chosen by Samsung’s boffins, with that large screen coming in at a resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels. That means the Note 4 will apparently have the same size screen as its predecessor, but with more pixels packed into it. Camera-wise, expect to see a 16-megapixel shooter with optical image stabilization built in to try and sort out those shaky-cam shots.
With Apple rumored to be finally launching not one, but two larger iPhones soon, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is expected to be announced before Apple’s execs put boot to stage in September. We don’t expect Apple to offer something quite so large as the Galaxy Note, but the larger screened offerings coming out of Apple should at least make things interesting in a market that seems to be ever nudging towards some rather ridiculous screen sizes.