Sep 03 AT 11:41 AM Dustin Earley 13 Comments

Samsung introduces the new Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge

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Samsung has finally taken the wraps off of its next big smartphone (pun intended), the Galaxy Note 4.

As expected, the Galaxy Note 4 should be the phablet to beat in the Android world for the next year to come. Sporting a stunning 5.7-inch 2560×1440 Quad HD display, the Note 4 boasts a 2.7 GHz quad-core or 1.9 GHz octa-core processor depending on region, 16-megapixel OIS camera, 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera, 32GB of expandable storage, 3GB of RAM, a 3200mAh fast charing battery and Android 4.4.

Of course the Galaxy Note 4 also comes with an enhanced S Pen which takes advantage of a ton of special software features made just for the Note (keep an eye out for another post with more on that).

Announced alongside the Galaxy Note 4 is a new addition to the Note family: the Galaxy Note Edge. The Galaxy Note Edge is almost identical to the Note 4 except for one important design change. The Note Edge features a 5.6-inch 2560×1440 with 160 Super AMOLED panel that wraps around the side of the Note Edge. That extra real estate is used for showing things like notification counts, so you can glance down at the side of your device and see what’s going on, and more.

Both devices have inherited the premium design philosophy of the Galaxy Alpha, with metal bands surrounding the edge of the Note 4 and Edge, and a soft touch battery cover found on the back.

Both The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge will be hitting carriers all over the world later this year.

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  • Arthur

    Not that it makes a big difference but the battery is 20mAh larger than the outgoing Note 3 at 3,220mAh. Apparently even given the QHD screen at 5.7″ it is suppose to last longer than the 1080p equipped Note 3.

    • Richard Yarrell

      What more needs to be said today. The Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge arrives and destroys any and all in it’s path not to mention the Gear S.

      Shut down all other events for the rest of the week. We won’t even discuss the Gear VR nothing else will come close to that for a long while.

      It’s pretty plain and definitely simply nothing else matters period.

      • squiddy20

        Wow. You managed to copy and paste the same drivel that you posted on Android Central and Disqus, here. You must feel so accomplished. Here’s a gold star sticker.

  • Nate B.

    Respectable upgrade for sure. I was thinking the Edge was going to be slightly under-spec, but it’s the same exact phone essentially. The smaller battery will still put out the great battery life you expect since it’s two independent screens. The screen is technically smaller on the Edge. I’m now curious to see how Samsung will change the look of L when that is released to the masses, because I still don’t like the look of TouchWiz. It looks better than it did before, but not great. It’s still cluttered. Useful & in the way features, but in a cluttered finding and unorganized manner. S5 for reference when going into the settings smh. I won’t be surprised if Samsung just add the L animations and call it an L update.

    I can hear and read people’s comments already on the Edge display. It makes sense to me of how it is used. It won’t be for everybody and that’s with any phone or anything. That doesn’t make it not practical. There is some complaint already to see if the screen is accidentally used on the edge. Will have to see in person.

    Now I want to see what the next Nexus will be like and decide between the Edge/Note 4 or next Nexus.

  • Derrick

    Why have a smaller battery in the Edge than the Note 4 and 3 3000mAh

    • Nate B.

      Because the Edge uses less power and has a slightly smaller screen. You will still get great battery life.

  • astro

    Had my note 2 for a couple of years so time for the note 4 . So which of the processors will be better ? Might have to research that . Looks good . Great specs !

  • JOzz

    Sign me up!

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  • SGB101

    I don’t get why the two devices. Is the rounded screen going to be the new Samsung design, and they bottled it last minute, and pushed the traditional Samsung style?

    They should of gone all round or all traditional.

    To me it says they don’t truly belive in thier new design.

  • Vanessa Jacquez

    When is this one coming out?

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      thats what she said

  • McLovin

    Stick a ZeroLemon battery on it and forget about battery woes.