Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Launch Live Stream: Watch Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 Online
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Launch Live Stream: Watch Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 OnlineSamsung Tomorrow

Earlier this month, Samsung confirmed the second edition of Unpacked 2014 that will be held in the first week of September, hinting that the stage is set for the much awaited Galaxy Note 4 to make its grand entry into the market.

The company has already begun an unofficial count down with the release of two teasers of the new generation phablet, inciting excitement among Samsung fans.

Both the trailers have focused on the S Pen stylus and how the electronic- pen revolutionized the use of big-screen phone usage, hinting that a more sophisticated e-tool might ship with the new phablet.

To help provide a better perspective on the upcoming Galaxy Note 4's specifications, we have sifted through multiple reports and have pieced together a list of probable key features, which are likely to make the cut.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Display and Design details:

We have already heard of the reports of Samsung declining profits due to the emergence of Chinese smartphone makers in global markets.

In order to boost the company's slow growth, Samsung has reportedly planned to bring about a huge upgrade in the 2014 marquee phablet Galaxy Note 4.

The upcoming phone is said to flaunt a new design form with the use of bendable display. Samsung has reportedly  used flexible screen and the brand is said to have been working on bendable display for some years. It had even show-cased the 'YOUM' display technology at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2013, Las Vegas and even launched the Galaxy Round later that year. [See full report, here]

Here is the video showcasing Samsung's YOUM features at CES 2013:

Samsung Galaxy S5 was touted to feature bendable screen like the Galaxy Round, but never materialized. Now, many tech pundits are betting high on Galaxy Note 4 to boast the flexible display wherein the messages/notifications light up on the edges without having to open the flap-covers on the display.

It is said that, Galaxy Note 4 with flexible screen might get released in select developed regions like Galaxy Round (only available in South Korea). Whereas other markets are expected to get smartphones with flat display panel.

As far as screen size is concerned, Galaxy Note 4 will keep same display foot-print as seen in its predecessor, 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3. However, the resolutions will be bumped from full HD (1920x1080p) to QHD aka 2K (2560x1440p).

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Processor, RAM and Storage Details:

According to leaked AnTuTu benchmarking results (courtesy, Mobifo), Galaxy Note 4 will ship with the company's in-house built Exynos 5433 series Octa-core chipset backed by ARM Mali T760 graphics engine.

The company is also expected to release LTE variant with Snapdragon 805 series processor with Adreno 420 GPU.

In late December (2013), Samsung's semiconductor division had unveiled the new generation 20 nm (nanometer) class based 8GB LPDDR4 (Low Power Double Data Rate series 4) RAM for mobile devices.

The company has planned to integrate four of the new 8GB chips into a single 4GB LPDDR4 package that can provide the highest level of performance (50-percent more), density, efficiency, and still will consume 40 percent less compared to the current crop of RAM found in the high-end smartphones. [Read full report on the physical-memory chipset and its salient features, here]

It was expected to be incorporated in the Galaxy S5, but never materialized and now many are expecting Samsung to ship with this 4GB RAM to efficiently manage the big-screen Galaxy Note 4.

In terms of storage, the new Samsung smartphone to expected to come packed with 16GB/32GB inbuilt memory having expandable options via microSD card.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Camera Details:

Technology blog, SamMobile citing trusted sources has claimed that the new Galaxy Note 4 will house a 16.0-megapixel Sony camera (IMX240) on the rear side. It is said to have the ability to record UHD (Ultra High-Definition) 3840x2160p resolutions videos at 30fps speed.

And on the front-side, Samsung is said to bump the camera specifications to 3.7-megapixel camera which can snap images and videos in WQHD (2560×1440) resolution. to further enhance the user-experience, the company has reportedly incorporated value-added apps like Wide-Selfie, Selfie Alarm and more.

If this speculation turns out to be true then fans with a fad for Selfies will certainly be pleased with Samsung's effort.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4's Value-added features:

Ultra-Sound enabled S-Pen Stylus:

Early in the article, we said about Samsung's two teaser videos which explained the importance of S-Pen in previous Galaxy Note series phablets, now if the hidden messages in these trailers are to be believed, Samsung is expected to up the ante with new value-added features in the Stylus.

Check out the Samsung's official trailer-2 here:

In the above video teaser, if we closely observe the last seconds of the clip, we can see the screen automatically registering the response before the stylus even touches the display, hinting the phone will boast of gesture-control feature.

Rumours are rife that Samsung has reportedly incorporated ultra-sound technology in the S Pen stylus.

It is said to have the ability to emit ultra-sonic waves and phablet's four sensors (placed on both the sides) picks them to perform touch-less gesture functions, reported Galaxy Club citing the Samsung's leaked patent papers.

Samsung community blog, SamMobile said that ultrasound technology will also negate the need for a digitizer on the screen, resulting in lower costs and a thinner display assembly for the Galaxy Note 4.

UV (Ultra-Violet) sensor and Heart-rate sensor:

Besides ultra-sonic Stylus, Samsung is also expected introduce the ultra-violet sensor in the upcoming Galaxy Note 4.

Samsung community blog, SamMobile claims that the South Korean company will incorporate the ultra-violet sensor in the proprietary S Health app.

The sensor is said to measure the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation and caution users not to venture in to the sun light to avoid hurting their skin, premature aging effect and restrict their risk of skin cancer.

Users just need to tilt the Galaxy Note 4 in a 60-degree angle, pointing the sensor towards the Sun's direction, and then the phone will provide tips based on the current UV index level at that particular place and time. 

Though UV sensor looks like a good value-added feature for beauty conscious Samsung fans, it is too fancy to believe that this feature will indeed come in the Galaxy Note 4. We just have to wait a few more weeks to really know what Samsung has kept in store for us.

This year, the new Galaxy S5 came with heart sensor (below the camera module on the rear-side). Though some thought this feature as gimmick rather a necessary feature in a smartphone; however, health conscious users praised the company for incorporating it.

Fingerprint Sensor or Iris Scanner?

We have already seen the Galaxy S5 flaunting the finger-print sensor on the home button, so if one goes by intuition it is a no brainer that we might probably see this feature in Galaxy Note 4 as well.

However, the tweet from the company's chipset arm – Samsung Exynos promises more, something that is more sophisticated than the finger-print sensor. The graphic eye-ball image in the tweet, hints that the future Samsung smartphones may feature Retina scanner, inciting excitement among fans of the possibility of incorporation of the advanced biometric technology in the upcoming Galaxy Note 4.

If Samsung does become successful in incorporating this advanced bio-metric technology, the company will certainly raise the benchmark for rivals.

For the uninitiated, 'Iris Recognition' is said to be more advanced and near fool-proof system compared to finger-print sensor as it involves camera technology with subtle infrared illuminations to capture the detailed nerve pattern on the iris (eye).

Using this information, digital impressions are re-created by mathematical and statistical algorithm so that accurate profile is created. This biometric technology is nearly impossible to crack by an imposter, unlike finger print scanner which can be forged with a fake thumb print made out of latex.

[Also read: "Apple iPhone 5S Fingerprint 'Touch ID' Security Feature Breached, Says German Hackers"]

Samsung Galaxy Note 4's Mobile Operating System:

Samsung has already launched the new Galaxy Alpha smartphone [read full report, here] with the latest Android v4.4.4 KitKat OS, so one can also expect the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 to ship with either the latest - v4.4.4 or yet-to-announced Android L.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Launch Date Details:

Samsung has already announced that the company is hosting events on 3 September in three cities simultaneously at Berlin, Beijing and New York City. [Read full report, here]

The German capital is said to be the global platform for Samsung to launch the new Galaxy Note 4, as the city is also hosting IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) 2014 (5-10 September). All previous Galaxy Note series devices have been demoed in this very event since 2011.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Release Date Details:

As for release date of Galaxy Note 4, Samsung phablet is slated to hit stores as early as mid- September.

If the leaked internal memo (available with Android Authority) is to be believed, Samsung has reportedly asked employees (retail sector)not to take leave between 3 and 5 September, which actually coincides with the UNPACKED 2014 Episode 2 event and between 15 – 28 September, hinting the device might be made available in the market in the third week of next month. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Price Details:

Earlier in the month, an Indonesian e-retailer Erafone inadvertently revealed the price of the yet-to-be released Galaxy Note 4. Once the word got out in the media, the page was pulled-off the Internet, but by then many tech blogs had taken screen shots of website.

According to the listing (courtesy, PhoneArena), Galaxy Note 4 costs IDR 9,499,000 (around 811/€615/₹49,100).

Expected specifications of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 include:


Samsung Galaxy Note 4


5.7-inch or more with QHD (aka 2K) 2560x1440p resolutions


Latest Android OS


2.7GHz Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805 series quad-core processor with Adreno 420 graphics engine/Exynos 5443 Octa-core CPU chipset (yet-to-be-announced) paired with the Intel's XMM7260 Cat. 6 modem


Expected 3G/4GB

Storage capacity

Either 16GB or 32GB with options for expansion via microSD card.


Main: Sony's proprietary IMX240 (yet-to-be announced) 16.0-megapixel camera with OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer) feature, 4K video recording ability

Front: 2.0/3.0-megapixel camera


3G/4G-LTE (cat.6)


Water-proof certifications, finger print sensor/Iris Scanner, heart-rate sensor, ultra-violet sensor, ultra-sound enabled S Pen Stylus


IDR 9,499,000 (around 811/€615/₹49,100)