Items tagged with Galaxy Note 4

The road to recovery is never easy, and after recently restructuring its business operations due in large part to disappointing Galaxy S5 device sales, Samsung is thinking about withdrawing from the Japanese market if sales of its Galaxy Note Edge don't improve. Pulling out would be a big disappointment for Samsung, which chose Japan as the Galaxy Note Edge's first dance partner. Samsung's intent was to build a bigger presence in Japan, a territory where premium devices tend to thrive. According to Business Korea, there is no bigger market than Japan for premium gadgets. Be that as it may, the Galaxy Note Edge just hasn't caught on with the country's... Read more...
Samsung may have been disappointed that it wasn't able to sell as many Galaxy S5 devices as initially thought, but it's Galaxy Note 4 phablet picked up the slack, helping the company's IT & Mobile Communications unit see a boost in earnings. The South Korean electronics company also credited its more efficient management of marketing expenditures for its recovery in earnings.Overall, Samsung's total revenue for its fiscal fourth quarter ended December 31, 2014, was 52.73 trillion won ($48.6 billion), resulting in an operating profit of 5.29 trillion won ($4.87 billion). Not too shabby, though what's worrisome for Samsung and its investors is that as good as these numbers appear, they're down... Read more...
Earlier this month, we began receiving tips that Samsung was working on a new variant of the Galaxy Note 4 (check out our review here) with the internal designation SM-N916S. The device showed up in Geekbench sporting an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, and the Android 5.0 “Lollipop” operating system. Samsung made the news official today with the announcement of the Galaxy Note 4 LTE-A. Interestingly, Samsung isn’t playing up the processing performance or 64-bit capabilities of the Snapdragon 810, which features big.LITTLE architecture with four Cortex-A53 cores (1.55GHz) and four Cortex-A57 cores (1.96GHz). Instead, the company is touting the onboard LTE-Advanced modem. Samsung... Read more...
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is no slouch in performance — as you can tell from our recent review when you can check out here — but Samsung is already looking to add some additional performance and 64-bit capabilities to its popular, stylus-equipped phablet. Geekbench, a popular cross-platform benchmarking app, has spilled the beans on an upcoming variant of the Galaxy Note 4, which carries the designation Samsung SM-N916S (the standard Galaxy Note 4 is known internally as SM-N910). The two takeaways from the Geekbench posting is that not only does this new variant come preloaded with Android 5.0 Lollipop, but it’s also carrying Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 810 processor. The Snapdragon... Read more...
Samsung deserves much of the credit for ushering in today’s trend of large-screened smartphones, often referred to as "phablets." Whether you’re a fan of big smartphones or not, there is a no denying that the original Samsung Galaxy Note set the stage for the battles currently being waged in the smartphone market. If larger-screened devices like the original Galaxy Note hadn’t taken hold, Apple most likely would not have produced the iPhone 6 Plus and devices like the Google Nexus 6, Nokia Lumia 1520, and HTC One Max (among others) would not exist.One of the advantages of blazing a trail like Samsung did, is that it gives you ability to better refine your designs in future iterations. The experience... Read more...
If you were disappointed with Samsung’s [specs bump] transition from the Galaxy S4 to the Galaxy S5, you’ll be delighted to hear that Samsung is looking to redesign the Galaxy S6 from the ground-up to make up for lost ground. Samsung expected great things from the Galaxy S5 and early on boosted production by 20 percent compared to the Galaxy S4 in anticipation of record sales. However, not everything went according to plan for the South Korean electronics company. While Samsung saw sales increases in its largest smartphone market, the United States, it saw a 50 percent decrease in the critical Chinese market. To make matters worse, overall Galaxy S5 sales have come in 40 percent below what Samsung... Read more...
Word around the web is that Samsung had to push the retail release of its highly anticipated Galaxy Note 4 device to anxious buyers in the U.K. from October 10 (today) to October 17, the same day that it's supposed to launch in the U.S. and in select European countries. However, if you don't feel like waiting, it appears that you can order an unlocked version from Amazon right now. Credit goes to 9to5Google for spotting the unlocked models, which are being sold on Amazon by a third-party -- NGP_US_STORE. The unlocked and international models that are on sale come in black, white, and gold color options. As you might imagine, these unlocked devices command a king's ransom since you're paying for... Read more...
Do you think Samsung is perhaps on cloud nine after seeing Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch marred by the whole "bendgate" hysteria? Sure, reports of the iPhone 6 models warping are a bit exaggerated and overblown, but leave it to rival Samsung to use Apple's misfortune as an opportunity to pimp its Galaxy Note 4. Rather than take to Twitter with a snide remark, however, this time around Samsung posted a new video that focuses squarely on the ruggedness of its flagship phablet. Samsung previously posted a video showing how difficult it is to bend, warp, and ultimately break the Galaxy Note 4, and this time around, the South Korean handset maker decided to give viewers a glimpse of its... Read more...
Google's next major version of Android, currently called Android L and likely to be named Lemon Meringue Pie, isn't far off in the distance, at least not as a mobile operating system release. As for when it will drop on your Android smartphone or tablet, well, that's another story -- bear in mind that only a quarter of all Android devices are running KitKat, which was released a year ago. That said, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 (up for pre-order today) owners might not have to wait very long. Apparently some "insiders" told SamMobile that both the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 will receive the Android L system update by around the end of November or in early December. They also said it's... Read more...
To borrow (and slightly butcher) Samsung's favorite catchphrase, the next big thing is almost here. That big thing, of course, is the Galaxy Note 4, the Android-based arch-nemesis of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus. If you've been holding out for the Galaxy Note 4, the wait is nearly over -- you can place your pre-order tomorrow with availability in the U.S. scheduled for October 17. The Galaxy Note 4 wields a 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560x1440) Super AMOLED display powered by a 2.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor. This heavily armed device also features 3GB of RM, 32GB of internal storage expandable via a microSD card slot (up to 128GB), 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera with f1.9, 16-megapixel... Read more...
Yesterday at its Unpacked Event in New York City, Samsung announced a couple of new high-end smartphones and a companion virtual reality headset, namely the Galaxy Note 4, the Galaxy Note Edge, and the Galaxy Gear VR. Just in case you missed the initial announcement, the Galaxy Note 4 features a 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560x1440) Super AMOLED display, 2.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm SnapDragon 805 processor or 1.9GHz octa-core (1.9GHz quad-core + 1.3GHz quad-core) processor, depending on the region, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, 16MP rear-facing camera with fast autofocus and Smart OIS, a 3.7MP front-facing camera with f1.9, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0, and a... Read more...
Samsung announced some exciting products today during its Unpacked event, among them the newest Galaxy Note device, the Galaxy Note 4. Not only is the Galaxy Note 4 faster and more power efficient than its predecessor, it also brings with it an evolved S Pen with several improvements intended to make it feel more like a real pen. The Galaxy Note 4 features a 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560x1440) Super AMOLED display. Samsung showed a side-by-side comparison of its Super AMOLED screen next to a regular Quad HD LCD, and while we'll reserve judgement until we do the same in person, the Super AMOLED was clearly more vibrant and colorful. Have a look for yourself: Other hardware features include either a 2.7GHz... Read more...
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... Read more...
As Apple continues to hammer out manufacturing logistics with TSMC and contends with delays related to the much hyped semi-sapphire crystal glass material that we're still hoping makes it onto the iPhone 6, Samsung is apparently gearing up to launch its next-generation Galaxy Note 4 in Berlin on September 3, 2014. That's according to Samsung's top-tier local parts suppliers, Korea Times reports. Samsung is said to be in a rush to launch the Galaxy Note 4 ahead of Apple's iPhone 6 line, the latter of which is expected to attract unprecedented demand in the mobile space. Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 will be bigger and faster than the Note 3 shown above. If the rumors are right, Apple will launch two... Read more...
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