Samsung may have impressed with the Galaxy S5, but even the beautiful display and rear-facing shooter of the company’s flagship hasn’t stopped one of Android’s powerhouses from delivering a bunch of models since then. As well as the snap-happy Galaxy K (or S5 Zoom), the Korean company just took the wraps off the Galaxy Alpha, a mid-to-high-end handset with a slick, metal-fused design, and although each of these devices have their share of strengths, the Galaxy Note 4 is the one that everybody has been waiting for. If you’re a Samsung fan but decided to skip the S5, then there’s a good chance that you’re after the fourth installment to the famed phablet series, and now, we may finally have the nailed-on list of tech. specs courtesy of an Indonesian retailer.
Of course, online retailers are a bit hit-and-miss when it comes to revealing information about an upcoming product, with the likes of Amazon having even been caught out on several occasions for delivering premature, inaccurate information. But according to Erafone of Indonesia, the Note 4 will live up to its billing, with a listing of the ‘out of stock’ handset divulging many key details that correlate nicely with reports.
The product page touts a 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, which places it firmly in quad-HD territory. With the Note 3 boasting a 5.7-inch panel, we did wonder how much larger Samsung could feasibly go this time around, and it seems that rather than continually adding real estate, Sammy has instead decided to sharpen and refine for a more eye-catching experience.
The processor keeping everything ticking over will vary depending on the version. If true, this would be a typical Samsung move, and would see consumers land either a quad-core Snapdragon 805 (SM-N910S) clocked at 2.5 GHz, or an octa-core Exynos 5433 featuring four 1.3GHz Cortex-A53 cores and a further four Cortex-A57 cores (SM-N910C).
Reports have suggested that the handset will pack 3GB of RAM, but this listing indicates that the device could include a whopping 4 gigs of RAM. This would be unprecedented for a smartphone, and equal the amount of RAM found in the likes of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air.
For point-and-shoot fans, the Galaxy Note 4 will apparently include a 16-megapixel rear-facing snapper with OIS, which we suspect will be relatively similar to the impressive shooter of the Galaxy S5.
With 16, 32 and 64GB storage options – expandable, as ever, via microSD – the Galaxy Note 4 looks impressive on paper. The price, at IDR 9,499,000, equates to around $817 in USD, but when one considers the aforementioned specs, you do get quite a lot of bang for your buck.