More than a month from its official unveiling in Berlin, Samsung Mobile Philippines finally launched the 4th iteration of the phablet today, October 24, 2014, at Sofitel Manila and SM Mall of Asia.
The launch event was hosted by Boom Gonzales, and was attended by more than 40 bloggers. With a theme centered on “SURPRISES”, the event was a fitting and opportune time to highlight the Galaxy Note 4’s best and new features.
After a bit of activities and games for the media, everyone one was lifted to SM Mall of Asia, where the main launch happened. During the event, Samsung surprised the 1st four virtual registrants (to get the Note 4) free Galaxy Note 4 each. Samsung, also, later awarded free tablets to the winners of the game/challenge exclusively for the media.
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What’s new with Galaxy Note 4?
For starters, the Note 4 has a 5.7 inch QHD Super Amoled display – that’s about the same size compared to Note 3, but with higher PPI and resolution (2560 x 1440). It seems that Samsung had already decided to stick to the same size, and improve the pixel density and resolution for the succeeding iterations.
This time around, the new Note has a super-powered S-pen, which delivers better input and sensitivity compared to the previous Note. Samsung also added a slew and improved features of the S-Pen and S-Note like Pen Note, Snap Note, Text Note and Voice Note.
More than anything else, the Note 4 has an even better Camera than the previous model. The device has 16mp AF camera with Smart OIS to help avid photo enthusiasts to take more stable and sharper photos, even in a shaky situation. For a lot of Filipinos, its 3.7mp camera with f1.9 aperture, is made to “involve” everyone with its much celebrated Wide Selfie.
Taking good cues from the smaller Galaxy S5, the new Note now has a fingerprint sensor for added security and shopping convenience, and Ultra Power Saving Mode.
The Galaxy Note 4 is now available for PhP37,990.
Galaxy Note 4 Full 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,
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
|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)|
|S Health 3.5|
|Dynamic Lock Screen|
|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)
|Dimension||153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5mm, 176g|
|Battery||Standard battery, Li-ion 3,220mAh, Fast Charging (Adaptive Fast Charging & QC2.0)|