Samsung has had an adventurous event for revealing three new devices to their already lucrative list of the premium line of Galaxies. They kept things short and sweet and got straight to the point. We even got to see their newest partners which includes Adam Levine and his group Maroon 5. But without further adieu, heres what we have:
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
The Galaxy Note 4 keeps a very similar look with of course a few aesthetic and internal upgrades. First, it is finally metal. Its great to see that Samsung is steering away from the ridiculousness that is that of plastic as light as it may be to carry. Samsung did decide to keep the faux leather on the back so no water proofing here. The last thing I noticed which actually caught my eye was the fact that they did away with USB 3.0 and went back to a standard Micro USB port. No worries as it’ll include the fast charging capabilities which translates to 50% charge in half an hour. Can’t get better than that can it? Here are the specs:
- 5.7 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED (2560 x 1440) 500+ ppi
- Android 4.4 (KitKat)
- 16mp rear facing camera with Smart OIS (a first among Samsung flagships)
- 3.7mp wide-angle front facing camera
- 3220 mAh battery with fast charging (adaptive fast charging and QC2.0)
- Improved S Pen
I can vouch that the display does look great from my first impressions. Its the same technology that you can find on the Galaxy Tab S which I hope they don’t replace anytime soon. Samsung did catch me off guard with revealing their next device which is the Galaxy Note Edge. This device adds a twist to the Note 4. Can I get a curved edge screen please?
Samsung Galaxy Edge
This is a new device that Samsung is testing the market with. I’m a bit skeptical as to how well it will sell or how popular it will be, but it is definitely one of the more unique devices that you see in the market today. With its curved edge it should be easier to access shortcuts and get notifications, in theory. Its also only on the right hand side which I do find a little strange but I’m sure with enough R and D they came to the conclusion to bring it to that side. Here’s what we have:
- 5.6 inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED (2560 x 1440 + 160)
- Android 4.4 (KitKat)
- 16mp rear facing camera with Smart OIS
- 3.7 wide-angle front facing caerma
- 3000 mAh battery with fast charging (adaptive fast charging and QC2.0)
There are very minor differences between the two devices with the exception of the curved display. I did find that it was easier for me to maneuver around the device with the shortcuts as well as receiving news functioning like a side notification bar. It does turn into a clock when the device is shut off, the edge of the screen gives you small details like clock and date. Samsung did open the Edge SDK so that anyone can create applications for it. Its going to be an interesting fall.
Both of these devices are going to be available mid-October at all major carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile & Verizon). Color variants will depend on carriers. Pricing has yet to have been announced but my guess is around the $650 mark, but don’t quote me. Till next time guys, stay tuned to RTV for more news on Samsung’s latest.