Samsung Announces Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge, Gear S and Gear VR

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Check out our live blog below.

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9:00PM – Event just started with people playing a music. They sometimes use Galaxy Note devices. We’re wondering if the devices being used are Note 4s.

Galaxy Note 4 Launch

9:07 – Rachel Riley, Rory O’Neill, David Park introduced  Mr.DJ Lee, President and Head of Marketing and Sales of Samsung.

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9:13 – DJ Lee Says, “We will never slow down”. Well, you better shouldn’t, Mr.Lee. Because we love your brand.

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9:15 – DJ Lee Shows the new Galaxy Note 4.

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9:16: DJ Lee Shows Galaxy Note Edge

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9:17 – DJ Lee also introduced Galaxy Gear S and Gear VR. Mind blown!

9:20 – Rachel, Rory, and David are back. They said that Galaxy Note 4 will be available in Black, White and Pink.

9:25 – Note 4 has a quadHD display. Looks like it has the same screen technology as the recently announced Galaxy Tab S.

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9:28 – The new Note 4 also has a super-powered S-Pen. They also improved the pressure level of the new S-Pen.

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9:31 – Slew of new and improved features of Note 4 here.

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9:35 – Note 4’s Camera is also badass! 

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9:38 – Oh, Note 4 has improved camera too! Heart rate sensor may also be used as a shutter button! There’s wide selfie too!

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 9:40 – Better battery life, fast charging, 3 microphones (for meeting and interview modes). Man, this phone is perfect for bloggers and journalists. They’re not done yet  – they just tapped Swarovski and Mont Black as Partners.

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9:50 – Galaxy Note Edge is announced! It looks wildly different!

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9:55 – Galaxy Gear S is now being demoed on stage. It has 3G too! It’s running on Tizen (according to reports), and just like Note Edge, they will be releasing an SDK for programmers to create apps for it.

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10:03 – They are now demonstrating the Oculus-powered Gear VR.

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What can you say about the new devices Samsung launched tonight? I, for one, am very excited to get my hands on these new gadgets soon! I am particularly eyeing on the Galaxy Note Edge than the Note 4. How about you?

Galaxy Note 4 Specs

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Product Specifications
Network 2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE) : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G (HSPA+ 42Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G (LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps) or 4G (LTE Cat 6 300/50Mbps)
* May differ by country and carrier
AP 2.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor
1.9 GHz Octa-Core (1.9GHz Quad + 1.3GHz Quad-Core) Processor
*May differ by country and carrier
Display 5.7 inch (143.9mm) Quad HD Super AMOLED (2560 x 1440)
OS Android 4.4 (KitKat)
Camera Rear Facing: 16 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with Smart OIS
Front Facing: 3.7 Mega pixel camera with f1.9
Rear Facing Camera : HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Rear-cam Selfie,
Beauty face, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot & More, Dual Camera
Front Facing Camera: Selfie, Wide Selfie
Video Codec: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark,
MP43, VP8
Recording & Playback: up to UHD
Audio Codec: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC(*)
(*) Ultra High Quality Audio (~192KHz, 24 bit) support
S Pen
Optimized
Features
Air Command (Action Memo, Smart Select, Image Clip, Screen Write)
S Note, Snap Note, Direct Pen Input
Additional Features Multi Window
Ultra Power Saving Mode
Voice Recorder (Normal Mode, Interview Mode, Meeting Mode, Voice Memo)
Download Booster
S Health 3.5
Dynamic Lock Screen
Briefing
Google Mobile
Services
Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts,
Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play
Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80) MIMO PCIe
GPS / GLONASS / Baidu
NFC, Bluetooth® v 4.1 (BLE,ANT+)
IR LED (Remote Control), USB2.0, MHL 3.0
Sensor Gesture, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope, RGB,IR-LED
Proximity, Barometer, Hall Sensor, Finger Scanner, UV, Heart Rate Monitoring, SpO2 (Dependent on market)
Memory 32 GB Internal memory + micro SD slot (up to 64GB)
3GB RAM
Dimension 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5mm, 176g
Battery Standard battery, Li-ion 3,220mAh, Fast Charging (Adaptive Fast Charging & QC2.0)

Galaxy Note Edge Specs

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Product Specifications​​
Speaker 12Φ Dynamic
Network 2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G (HSPA+ 42Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G (LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps) or 4G(LTE Cat 6 300/50Mbps)
*May differ by country and carrier.
AP 2.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor
Display 5.6 inch (141.9mm) Quad HD+ Super AMOLED (2560 x 1440 + 160)
OS Android 4.4 (KitKat)
Camera Rear Facing: 16 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with Smart OIS
Front Facing: 3.7 Mega pixel camera with f1.9
Rear Facing Camera : HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Rear-cam Selfie,
Beauty face, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot&More, Dual Camera
Front Facing Camera : Selfie, Wide Selfie
Video Codec: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8, Recording & Playback: up to UHD
Audio Codec: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC(*)
(*) Ultra High Quality Audio (~192KHz, 24 bit) support
S Pen
Optimized
Features
Air Command: Action Memo, Screen Write, Image Clip, Smart Select,
S Note, Snap Note, Direct Pen Input
Additional Features Multi Window
Ultra Power Saving Mode
Voice Recorder (Normal Mode, Interview Mode, Meeting Mode, Voice Memo)
Download Booster
S Health 3.5
Dynamic Lock Screen
Briefing
Edge screen UX : Revolving Interaction, Immersive apps(Camera, Video, S Note),
Ticker board, Express me, Quick Tools, Night Clock, etc
Google
Mobile
Services
Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts,
Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music,
Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80) MIMO PCIe
GPS / GLONASS / Beidou
NFC, Bluetooth® v 4.1 (BLE, ANT+)
IR LED (Remote Control), USB2.0, MHL 3.0
Sensor Gesture, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope, RGB, IR-LED
Proximity, Barometer, Hall Sensor, Finger Scanner, UV, Heart Rate Monitoring, SpO2 (Dependent on market)
Memory 32/ 64 GB Internal memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB)
3GB RAM
Dimension 151.3 x 82.4 x 8.3mm, 174g
Battery Standard battery, Li-ion 3,000 mAh, Fast Charging (Adaptive Fast Charging & QC2.0)
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Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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