With days to the announcement of the Galaxy Note 4, leaks are still oncoming. We’re running through the latest leaks and teases of the device in one article, so get ready.
First up, we have new benchmarks scores which hint that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be coming with an 8-core Exynos 5433. The leaks of the benchmarks show that the performance of the upcoming Note 4 is second only to the NVIDIA Tegra K1, which is saying a lot. It beats the Snapdragon 805 by over 3000. It is speculated that the lead that the NVIDIA Tegra K1 has over the Exynos Processor in the Note 4 will diminish once Samsung finalizes its software for the device. Also, the Exynos 5433 will be Samsung’s first in house processor coming with built-in 4G LTE connectivity.
Next up, we have confirmation of the resolution of the screen coming with the Note in two forms. The first was pulled from a UAProf (user agent profile) which is used to deliver optimized content to each device’s screen. In the UAProf which comes from Samsung’s Mobile Website, a Samsung device with the model number SM-N910T – which points to a yet unreleased Note device variant – is stated to have a screen resolution of 1440×2560 which makes it a Quad HD (QHD). The model number SM-N910 has been tied to the Note 4 in numerous other leaks. In addition, a leaked Samsung poster for IFA blatantly spells out the details with a huge “QHD” under “GALAXY Note 4”.
We also have more images of the Note 4 which has surfaced showing the device running on Android 4.4.4. Aside from this, rumours are pointing to the camera on the Note 4 coming with a few software features to help selfie lovers. the camera application will apparently be coming with four new modes: Wide Selfie, Selfie, Selfie Alarm and Create A GIF File; this in addition to those already released with the S5. Details on the camera specifications have also emerged and are pointing to the device having a 16-MegaPixel camera with optical image stabilisation and a 3.7-MegaPixel front facing camera. The former will be capable of shooting UHD (Ultra HD) video at 30 frames per second while the latter will be able to shoot video in wide QHD (WQHD).
In addition to this, the Note 4 will apparently be getting a sensor in place of a dedicated camera button which will allow users to tap to snap a picture. However, users may not be able to half click to focus. The sensor will only work with still pictures in landscape mode, meaning that it loses function in Portrait, Easy and video modes. Samsung is also opting to allow users to quick launch the camera via gesture based commands while the screen is off by tapping the screen with two fingers and swiping them apart.
Another bit of information which has surfaced is regarding the Fingerprint sensor in the Note 4 which is said to be Synaptics’ Natural ID solution which allows Samsung to split the sensor into two parts – one in the bottom portion of the screen and another in the home button. This helps increase the surface area of the sensor for better accuracy. Apparently, this is the same technology used in the S5 and is why many users are reporting errors in the fingerprint sensor.
This in tandem with all the other rumours surrounding Note 4, gives us a pretty clear picture of the device. According to previous leaks, the device will be sporting a 5.7-inch QHD display and will be powered by either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 or the Exynos 5433 based on regional availability with a whopping 4GB of RAM. The device will come with 32 GB of internal storage with microSD card support. The Note 4 will also apparently come with a metal frame ala Galaxy Alpha and will have the required S-pen. The Note 4 will come with a 16-megapixel camera with a 3.7-megapixel front facing camera.
Samsung has also been making sure that no one forgets their event on the 3rd of September in Berlin ahead of the official IFA launch on the 4th with a barrage of promo/teaser videos which are attached here.