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Three years ago Samsung unveiled the first in their line of “phablet” phones, bringing a previously unheard of 5in screen. What started as throwing innovation at the wall and seeing what sticks, turned into one of their most successful products. Three years and three phones later, Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 4. The Note 4 looks mostly the same as the Note 3, with a 5.7 in AMOLED display. But unlike the 3, the Note 4 rocks a quad HD display. Apps can now be placed into split screen (making that extra screen real estate come in handy), or you can shrink one app and let it hover over another ala the minimize video function within the youtube mobile app. The thin metal band than surrounds the phone, combined with the leather backing makes this a much more premium looking device than previous devices. Samsung phones have often been criticized as cheap looking for their love of boring plastic, so this is a step in the right direction. The phone comes in Black, White, Bronze, and Pink. The S-Pen makes a return, and Samsung is boasting that the Note 4 has double the pressure sensitivity of the previous Note 3.

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The Note 4 brings a 16 megapixel camera with image stabilization in the back and a 3.7 megapixel camera facing front. Taking a page from Galaxy S5’s handbook, the Note 4 also features a heart rate sensor and finger print scanning. Also coming with the new phone are 3GB of ram, 32Gb of expandable storage (via microSD) and two versions to chose from; quad core or 8 core. The phone runs of Android 4.4.4 Kitkat.

 


Bryan Heraghty

Staff Writer

Avid shooter and platformer fan. Coffee is the only power up I need. In the spare time I have I will listen to more podcasts than has scientifically been deemed healthy. Hit me up on Twitter if you ever want to chat with me about games, tech, or whatever.