World smartphone leader, Samsung on Tuesday (14 October) officially launched the Galaxy Note 4 in India.
The company has confirmed that the flagship phablet will hit across Indian stores for ₹58,300 (MRP: ₹61,500) on 17 October. It is interesting to note that Samsung has decided to launch Qualcomm Snapdragon series CPU variant in the subcontinent, unlike previous years, where the devices used to come in Exynos chipsets.
For the uninitiated, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 sports feature-rich super AMOLED QHD (2560x1440p) display with a staggering pixel density of 515 ppi (pixels per inch) and is powered by Android v4.4.4 KitKat (with TouchWiz UI) backed by 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory (further expandable up to 64GB), 16.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus and smart OIS (Optimized Image Stabilization), a 3.7-megapixel snapper on the front and a 3,220 mAh battery.
Other value-added features include- finger-print sensor, a super-fast charging technology, which can power the phone to 50% in just 30 minutes, S-Pen stylus functionality such as - Air Command, Action Memo, Smart Select, Image Clip, Screen Write, S Note, Snap Note and Direct Pen Input feature.
With Galaxy Note 4 India release, Samsung is set to compete with arch-rival Apple, which is also releasing the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on the very same day. Both companies have strategically released their respective flagship smartphones to cash-in during Diwali holidays.
While Galaxy Alpha (₹39,990) takes on the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, Galaxy Note 4 will go head with iPhone 6 Plus.
The South Korean company also launched the Tizen OS powered Gear S smartwatch for ₹28,900 (MRP:₹29,500) on Tuesday.
The new S Gear wristwatch flaunts a big 2.0-inch super AMOLED screen and runs on the company's proprietary wearable platform Tizen.
One striking feature of the S Gear is that it can act as a standalone calling device with being connected to smartphone. It is compatible with 2G/3G network and can also take calls from the companion smartphone via Bluetooth with the ability to switch between the two networks. [For more information on specifications, scroll down]
Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus India Price Details:
|Apple iPhone 6||₹53,500||₹62,500||₹71,500|
|Apple iPhone 6 Plus||₹62,500||₹71,500||₹80,500|
Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Alpha, Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus:
|Models||Galaxy Note 4||Galaxy Alpha||iPhone 6||iPhone 6 Plus|
|Display||5.7-inch quad HD (2560x1440p) super AMOLED screenPixel Density: 515 ppi (pixels per inch)||4.7-inch super AMOLED HD screen with 1280x720p resolutions||4.7-inch LED-backlit IPS screen with Retina HD (aka full HD) with 1334 x 750p resolutionPixel density: 326 ppi (pixels per inch)Add-ons:- Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front
- Dual-domain pixels for wider viewing angles
|5.5- inch LED-backlit IPS screen with Retina HD (aka full HD) with 1920x1080p resolutionPixel density: 401 ppi (pixels per inch)Add-ons:- Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front
- Dual-domain pixels for wider viewing angles
|OS||Android v4.4.4 KitKat with new TouchWiz UI||Android v4.4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz UI||iOS v8.0 (wider availability of the new OS version to other Apple devices from 17 September)||iOS v8.0 (wider availability of the new OS version to other Apple devices from 17 September)|
|Processor||2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor paired with or an Exynos 5433 octa-core processor (1.9GHz quad-core+1.3GHz quad-core), depending upon the region.||Exynos Octa-core processor (1.8GHz quad-core + 1.3GHz quad-core)For select markets- smartphone is expected to houseSnapdragon quad-core processor with 2.5 GHz CPU speed||20-nanometer class based second generation 64-bit A8 chipset which is 25-percent faster (50-percent faster graphics too) than the A7 in iPhone 5S. It is aptly supported by second generation, M8 motion co-processor||20-nanometer class based second generation 64-bit A8 chipset which is 25-percent faster (50-percent faster graphics too) than the A7 in iPhone 5S. It is aptly supported by second generation, M8 motion co-processor|
|Storage Capacity||32GB, + 64GB via microSD||32GB (no micro SD card slot)||16GB/64GB/128GB||16GB/64GB/128GB|
|Camera||Main: 16.0-megapixel camera with Auto-focus and smart OIS (Optimized Image Stabilization)Front: 3.7-megapixel camera with F1.0 aperture with Wide selfie feature (similar to panorama feature)Additional specs:
Rear Facing Camera : HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Rear-cam Selfie, Beauty face, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot&More, Dual Camera
|Main: 12.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, 4K @ 30 fps video recording ability, HDR, Selective Focus and moreFront: 2.1-megapixel camera||Main: New 8-megapixel iSight camera with 1.5µ pixels, f/2.2 aperture, True-Tone flash, hybrid IR filter, five-element lens, sapphire crystal lens coverFront: 1.2-megapixel FaceTime camera with f/2.2 aperture, auto-HDR,720p HD video recording||Main: New 8-megapixel iSight camera with 1.5µ pixels, f/2.2 aperture, True-Tone flash, hybrid IR filter, five-element lens, sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical Image stabilizationFront: 1.2-megapixel FaceTime camera with f/2.2 aperture, auto-HDR,720p HD video recording|
|Battery||3,220 mAh with super-fast charging capability, which can power the phone to 50% in just 30 minutes||1860 mAh; (with ultra power saving mode)||Talk time: up to 14 hours (3G)Standby time: close to 10 days (250 hours)||Talk time: up to 24 hours (3G)Standby time: close to 16 days (384 hours)|
|Network||3G & 4G (LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps) or 4G (LTE Cat 6 300/50Mbps) depending on the markets||LTE Cat.6 (300/50 Mbps download/upload )||3G & 4G-LTE (with new VoLTE technology for high quality voice-calling)||3G & 4G-LTE (with new VoLTE technology for high quality voice-calling)|
|Add-ons||Finger print sensor, Download booster, 4 micro-phones, Heart-rate monitor, UV sensor, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80) MIMO PCIe ), USB 2.0, IR LED, MHL 3.0||Bluetooth v4.0 (BLE/ANT+), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO 2x 2), NFC, USB v2.0, Download booster, quick connect, private mode||Finger-print sensor (much better Tough-ID security feature), Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), Wi-Fi calling (in select markets), Bluetooth v4.0, NFC. GPS/GLONASS||Finger-print sensor (much better Tough-ID security feature), Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), Wi-Fi calling (in select markets), Bluetooth v4.0, NFC. GPS/GLONASS|
|Dimensions||153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm||132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm||138.1 x 67.0 x 6.9 mm||158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm|
|Weight||176 g||115 g||129 g||172 g|
Key Specifications of Samsung Gear S:
|Model||Samsung Gear S|
|Display||2.0-inch super AMOLED screen with 360x480p resolutions|
|Processor||1.0GHz dual-core processor|
|Battery||300 mAh with Power saving mode; (under normal usage, smartwatch can last up to two days)|
|Add-ons||2G & 3G calling ability, IP67 dust-and-water resistant certifications, Samsung Gear apps, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth v4.1, A-GPS/GLONASS|
|Dimensions||58.3 x 39.8 x 12.5 mm|