Samsung Galaxy Note 4 confirmed for South Africa

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be coming to South Africa, a spokesperson for Vodacom has told MyBroadband.

However, initial indications are that the Gear VR accessory for the Note 4, and the new Galaxy Note Edge smartphone, will not be available in South Africa immediately.

Samsung introduced the latest iteration of its large-screen Galaxy Note smartphone range at IFA in Berlin on Wednesday, 3 September 2014, along with a new device it calls the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.

Like the normal Note, the Edge has a large display (5.6-inch), but also has a thin additional display which curves from the main screen onto the right edge of the device.

Wearable technology also featured prominently at Samsung’s event, and one of the highlights of the evening was the announcement of a new virtual reality (VR) headset accessory for the Note  4.

Called the Samsung Gear VR, the device was made in partnership with Oculus VR, the company known for its Kickstarter-funded Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

While Samsung said that the Galaxy Note 4 would become available globally from October 2014, it did not offer launch windows for the Edge or Gear VR, saying only that they would launch in select markets during 2014.

Pre-registrations for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are available through Vodacom dealer Cellucity.

Some of the key specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Samsung Galaxy Edge are summarised in the table below:

Specifications Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
Dimensions 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5mm 151.3 x 82.4 x 8.3mm
Weight 176g 174g
Operating system Android 4.4 Android 4.4
Display 5.7″ (143.9mm) QHD (1440×2560) Super AMOLED 5.6″ (141.9mm) QHD+ (1440 + 160 x 2560) Super AMOLED
Rear camera 16MP 16MP
Front camera 3.7MP 3.7MP
Storage, internal 32GB 32/64GB
Storage, expandable microSD microSD
RAM 3GB 3GB
Processor 2.7GHz quad-core / Octa-core (1.9GHz quad + 1.3GHz quad) 2.7GHz quad-core
Battery 3,220mAh 3,000mAh
Cellular data HSPA+, LTE HSPA+, LTE

Update

Cell C has also confirmed that they will be offering the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, but will only be able to confirm launch and pricing information later.

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