- Jun 15, 2011
I'm in the same boat...I can upgrade from October. Will the Note 4 be such a improvement that I will replace my Note 3? Don't know. Only time will tell.
I also feel the urge to look at what the new iPhone6 will look like. Maybe it's time for a change. Currently the Note3 is my primary phone and the S4 mini is my secondary phone. Thinking of getting a iPhone in the place of the S4 mini.
SourceThe Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launch is only a few weeks away, but the phablet is obviously too impatient to wait that long. After posing for the camera the other day, it has now made its way to the window of an Indonesian online shop, confirming a few interesting details in the process.
For one, we got our first indication of what the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 might cost. We've learned not to read too much into such preliminary listings since they usually feature inflated price tags as the shops try to make sure that such publicity stunts won't end up costing them money. The usual strategy is to list a smartphone at a price that's certain to be higher than its actual one, so you don't risk anything when pre-orders are placed.
However, the case is rather different here - erafone has posted the listing with at IDR 9,499,000, which translates to €600. And given the Note's family history, that's very close to what the Note 4 will retail for - the fact that the store went so close suggests it may already have some preliminary information by Samsung.
Another interesting bit that gives credence to the listing is the CPU field, which lists two different versions. Now it's not hard to guess that the Note 4 will be available in Exynos and Snapdragon flavors, but here we have the exact version numbers and clock speeds of the CPUs so again it might be more than just shooting in the dark.
Apparently the Snapdragon 805-powered Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will have the N910S designation, while the Exynos-running units will go by N910C. And both of them will have 4GB of RAM and a 16MP OIS camera.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 announcement is taking place on September 3 and we'll be there to cover it live, so make sure you come back when the time comes.
Those specs are amazing, but I have to ask the question - will it serve any practical purpose? Phones like the Nexus 5 or the HTC One M8 are already super fast because of great software and adequate hardware. All flagships these days have adequate hardware.More Galaxy Note 4 leaks:
Snapdragon 805 variant and 64bit Exynos 5 with A53/A57 variant
16MP Camera with OIS
Both variants will have 4GB RAM
Galaxy Note 4 listing points to a €600 price tag, two versions
This thing is going to be an absolute beast
Sooooo glad I waited and skipped the Z2, One M8, S5 and G3 crap
You said it yourself - the S5 is excellent with 2GB RAM. The Note 3 already had 3GB RAM. Why add more RAM if these phones already are doing just fine with less?If the Note 4 has the same sort of lite TouchWiz as the S5 then we should see a nice advantage, the S5 is de bloated, Samsung worked hard to ensure it runs beautifully despite having the same ram as the S4. I imagine at any gimmicks that Samsung load we will be able to disable or turn off, they got into a lot of trouble with how they bloated the S4 and Note 3, so I doubt they'll make the same mistake, they already fixed the issue in the S5 and can only get better in the Note 4.