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Overzealous Retailer Jumps The Gun, Leaks Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Specs Online

Overzealous Retailer Jumps The Gun, Leaks Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Specs Online

September's shaping up to be a busy month in mobile. That's because Apple is expected to launch its next iPhone model on September 9, and almost a full week beforehand, Samsung's Unpacked launch event is scheduled to take place on September 3, which it will hold in Beijin, Berlin, and New York at the same time. It's very likely Samsung will use the event as a launchpad for its Galaxy Note 4, though we may already know the full spec sheet.

Erafone, an online retailer in Indonesia, has already made live a product page for the Galaxy Note 4, which it currently shows as being out of stock. It's very likely that Erafone prepped the page in advance with details provided by Samsung, and either inadvertently to too excitedly made the page visible to everyone ahead of the phone's release.

Erafone Listing for Galaxy Note 4

According to the listing, the Galaxy Note 4 will tote a 5.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a 2560x1440 resolution and 515 PPI pixel density, either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core chip clocked at 2.5GHz or Exynos 5433 octa-core processor (four 1.3GHz Cortex-A53 and four Cortex-A57 cores), 4GB of RAM, 16/32/64GB of internal storage, microSD card slot with support for up to 128GB, 16-megapixel rear-facing autofocus camera with optical image stabilization and dual-LED flash, microUSB 3.0, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Android 4.4.3 KitKat.

If Erafone isn't already in possession of Galaxy Note 4 devices or otherwise didn't receive a list of specs from Samsung, then it did a good job of rounding up all the leaked info prior to today and filling out a product page, which would be unusual for an online retailer.
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My wife and I just got a pair of Galaxy S4s and they're pretty nice.

That Snapdragon is fast.

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Phone manufacturers will be missing the telepresence boat that's about to set sail with VR by foregoing the addition of a second, standard-res camera to work with the primary camera in a stereoscopic configuration. After gaming, telepresence is the killer app for VR. It will usher in a new age of "being there" for realtime shared experiences.

Samsung, out of all smartphone designers/manufacturers due to their reported collaboration with Oculus and reported development of their own phone-based VR headset, should be on top of this and anticipating the coming excitement over telepresence in the form of audio and video. Likewise, it would be pretty strange and shortsighted if Google, the maker of Cardboard VR, wasn't creating a telepresence reference for Android phone makers to follow.

Telepresence will best be served by a companion device that tethers to a phone via WiFi and has some configuration of cameras that allow received positional data from a remote VR headset to instruct it on what part of the scene to transmit stereoscopically. However, in a pinch and for pure economics of incorporating telepresence capturing in one's phone, a low-cost, lower-res second camera would suffice, and it would be the best way of sharing a 1st-person perspective of a real-time experience. Stereoscopic cameras would also be valuable in augmented reality applications where the phone in the VR headset is used as a scope onto the realworld while adding augmented information to what is detected in the field of view.

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Yeah realneil; I currently have an S4 I will probably be grabbing one of these in a while. I am not in any rush though as I know if I wait out the initial rush to grab them the price will drop after a bit.

My S4 still works completely fine after 16 months. Of course it is rooted and I keep it clean and everything so that helps I am sure. I want one of these for the screen capabilities and added size.

I use mine for GPS and of course billing and field applications for work (Tools, several websites I pull single calls and contracts from, photos for work performed for corporate clients, onsite paperwork etc...). So the added screen size and greater picture depth will be very helpful not to mention everything else.

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I've got nothing to complain about regarding my Galaxy S3.  I don't know that I'd go up to the Note since I prefer something a bit more compact.  However, both the One+One and the new Galaxy Alpha are tempting alternatives.

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