The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is finally in the pipeline for a release this year, most likely during September at IFA in Berlin. But with the handset soon to make an appearance, which features are we looking forward to in this epic Samsung phablet release?
Of course, Samsung is keeping quiet about many possibly features, but we’ve done some digging and picked out our top five features of the handset to give you the inside track on the handset. Here we go…
Samsung Curved Display
Samsung has already released one once before on the Galaxy Round,and the LG G Flex proved that a curved screen could also be implemented well on the high-end market. The Note 4 is expected to diverge slightly from a full curve, instead featuring a curved edge capable of displaying notifications and other information.
The feature could also have practical implications for watching films or playing music, displaying navigation features on the curved edge to allow for better viewing on the flat area of the display. Plus, it would look super cool, and we can’t imagine anyone complaining about that.
Note 4 QHD Display
We already mentioned the possibility of a curved display making the cut on the Note 4, but how about a flashy 5.7” QHD display as well? Well if the rumours are to be true, the feature is a dead certainty to find a home in the future phablet.
For those of you who don’t know, QHD boasts a 2560×1440 resolution, well above the average quality of display we’ve become used to on our smartphones. It’s even sharper than most HD TV screens, which normally sport a 720p or 1080p display. How great would that be, to have a smartphone with a better resolution than your TV? Pretty great if you ask us!
Galaxy Note 4 Iris Scanner
It’s a long shot without a doubt, but it’s also a possibility, so we couldn’t overlook it. We’ve all seen fingerprint scanners before, the iPhone 5s, Galaxy S5 and HTC One Max all boasted them, each with varying degrees of success, but could the Note 4 boast the first iris scanner on the mobile market?
Imagine simply looking into your camera to unlock your phone or pay for that latest eBay purchase? It could be the norm if the Note 4 is confirmed to feature the technology. Not only would it be great for security, it would also turn our phones into 007 style gadgets! All you’d need then is an Aston Martin, a swanky suit and a vodka martini to complete the outfit…
Super-Powered Samsung Spec Sheet
It wouldn’t be a Galaxy Note without that fancy spec sheet would it? Samsung knows that it has to impress with the Note 4, and by upping the power behind the hood it will be keeping all those phablet lovers happy for sure.
The Galaxy Note 4 is expected to feature a Snapdragon 805 chipset, and octa-core processor, 128GB internal storage and a whopping 4GB RAM, all of which would make it one of, if not the most smartphone on the market. Safe to say we wouldn’t be seeing many complaints about a lack of power in this Samsung phablet.
Waterproof Samsung Phablet
Not a new feature by any stretch of the imagination, Samsung has featured waterproof protection in several previous handsets, and companies like Sony have been using it for a while as well. It still doesn’t change the fact that we’d love to see the next phablet surviving a quick dip in the pool.
Granted, we aren’t going to be sending texts or making phone calls underwater anytime soon, but taking underwater snaps is a realistic use for the protection rating, as well as helping us have some peace of mind if we happen to mistakenly drop our handset in the sink. It might not be the coolest feature in the world, but it is one of the unsung heroes of smartphone tech.
So, those are just five of the features from the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 that we can’t wait to play with, but Samsung is also sure to be keeping some details tucked away out of view. So, you shouldn’t be too surprised to see some more fancy features make an appearance with the handset come September.
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