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Galaxy Note 4 to Feature Snapdragon 805, QHD AMOLED Display, 16MP Camera With OIS

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According to an exclusive report from SamMobile, who takes their Samsung news seriously, a few specifications for the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 (model number N910) from Samsung have leaked. For fans of devices over 5.5″, this news should have your attention. 

To kick it off, US variants of the Galaxy Note 4 will reportedly come packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, Sony-made 16MP rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), the same 2MP front-facing camera found on the Galaxy S5, and it is stated from sources that the phone will feature a QHD (2560 x 1440) AMOLED display.

Need to have the phone now? Well that’s too bad, as no date has been set yet by Samsung for the phone’s unveiling. History does tend to repeat itself, though, and you should look for Samsung to announce the Note 4 sometime around this year’s IFA in Berlin, which takes place this September.

With Samsung reworking the overall look of their flagship devices, which now feature faux leather backs and chrome wrapping, we are most curious to see what Samsung is planning for the Galaxy Note 4.

Besides the display, processor, and camera, are there any must-haves you need to see in the Galaxy Note 4 for you to be interested in dropping your current device?

Via: SamMobile
  • Patrick Mallon

    I have a note 2 and I have been waiting for note 4 to upgrade, but the thing I have been looking for the most was am appreciably bigger screen. If they leave the screen the sane size, I will be looking elsewhere. What a shame.

  • rbj

    All sounds great but put some nice front firing speakers , better volume

  • OpenTrackRacer

    I’d like to see the water resistant features of the Galaxy S5 make their way into the Note 4. I’d be happy if they made the home button capacitive as well. I hate the contrast between the physical home button and the capacitive back and menu buttons on my S3.

  • Bdon

    I don’t care if Samsung “wrecks” Apple. I want both companies to put out great hardware/software so both companies have more incentive to improve in order to compete with each other. When this happens we all get better products. The Note series is great but it can be more than that. Hardware upgrades are nice but I would rather see a larger bump in the software arena. Touchwiz is mediocre at best and the Samsung S-pen apps could use more improvement. My 2 cents

  • s0uth

    I hope there’s still a home button. I really hate software buttons.

    • GJV

      I dont get the hate for hardware buttons around here. I don’t really have a strong feeling either way – you get used to whatever your phone has – but there are times when I think hardware is superior, so long as they dont cause the bottom bezel to grow.

  • firoz mulani

    5.7″ super amoled Q hd display with extreme narrow bezel,metal frame,16+5 mp camera,snapdragon 801 processor,3gb ram,3500 mah battery thats should be a specification for perfct flagship for samsung

    • Terry K

      Why use last gen 801 chip? To increase lag?

  • Renu Bisht

    Note 4 might be my next phone.

    http://www.galaxynote4us.com/

  • roberthenderson

    I’m not buying another phone with the speaker on the back or bottom. And we now know that a phone can come with both capacitive buttons and onscreen buttons for those techtards who want mismatched inefficient space-wasting onscreen buttons. I’d love to see much better reception, a 64gb option, improved battery life, a built in theme engine and a TV/radio tuner. But seriously, if Samsung doesn’t get those first 2 things right, it looks like the Note 3 will be my last Samsung phone.

  • KID ANDROID

    Really hoping the Note 4 is the first device on which Samsung uses Carbon Fiber since their acquisition of 50% of SGL, the carbon fiber manufacturing company.

  • Lu Adms

    Hey LG, this is what a flagship phone looks like. No end of cycle chip crap. Adreno 330 + QHD = booooooooo!

    • Adrynalyne

      Hey Lu,

      It wasn’t available at the time.

      • Loni

        The S5 has to drive QHD screen? Who knew?

        801 is fine for HD, But not QHD.

        • Adrynalyne

          It most certainly is. Show me where it is not fine for QHD. Nothing even taps the potential of the 320. Nice to see it actually being used for once.

          Alas, NOTHING in what I originally said was referring to that. It was referring to the lack of availability to use the 805 in time for either phone.

          Sheesh.

          I responded to: “No end of cycle chip crap.”

          I wasn’t aware QHD was a chip. Who knew?

  • kerb

    I need one!!! Definitely loosing my M7 HTC One, for either a Pad phone if Verizon takes it on or the LG G3…..one of the 3!!!

  • Ae Tee

    i definitely would like Samsung to separate consumer vs business. as a consumer, i don’t need and don’t want KNOX. or at least make KNOX optional and installed separately. everyone wants MORE space on the phone. don’t hog them with the useless applications.

  • OF

    Hmm there’s that 805 I so wanted! Too bad about th e G3 and it’s 801 :(. I’ll push back my upgrade to see what Sammy has to offer 🙂

  • Ajmcnicol

    Unless you absolutely NEED the stylus, the LG G3 is the better buy.
    Yes it “only” has a 801 vice 805..but the only real difference between them is a newer GPU with the 801s still pretty damn decent AND the processor bump is negated for reason below.
    the G3 has similar specs to this…but three very important advantages.

    1) Battery life. With a much less skinned theme..without all the S-apps..and the VERY resource heavy touchwiz, the battery on the g3 will be much better milliamp-hour to milliamp-hour. Im sure samsung will compensate with a bigger battery then the g3..but if the two sizes were the same…the g3 will have a better one.
    2) Performance will be the SAME. That same touchwiz that eats battery, also is very taxing on performance. Every itteration of samsung flagship phones, uses the best processor out, and still has numerous occasions of stutter or slowdown. (i know first hand having owned a s4 and note 2 for a good period of time each). So the note 2 with touchwiz and 805 will probably be only as good or even worse then the g3 with the 801.
    3) Cost. Unless your doing the upgrade route (maybe even then), the g3 should cost a chunk less for as good or better performance with specs that are almost as good or better in some cases.

    Im actually a Samsung fan. I love my Note 2 and 3. But this next go around…LG won my pocket.

    • OF

      You’re talking out your ass. None of these are facts. You don’t know. Thanks.

      • Adrynalyne

        As for having my last two phones be Note devices, I can accurately say that Touchwiz drags the performance down to lower specced devices. Unless you play the benchmark game, which Samsung cheats at.

    • 213ninja

      I wish I could get those 30 seconds back…

  • Bob G

    Might as well wait for the G3 Pro.

  • AS

    Can anyone confirm the existence of 5″ – 6″ oled screens at higher resolutions than 720p? My understanding was that oled screens were lagging behind LCD in resolution terms.

    Have they reached QHD yet?

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Expected.

    • 213ninja

      yurp

  • Rodeojones000

    And with TouchWiz it’ll still lag. No thanks Samsung.

    • SG

      you’re prob. the 5% that uses a stock UI on samsung phones… when the rest of us are on launchers and not dealing with touchwiz issues

      • Rodeojones000

        No. Also, a 3rd party launcher only masks TouchWiz. It’s still there. Lipstick on a pig, my friend.

        • SG

          what exactly are you doing with a phone where lag is noticeable in every day use with current chipsets? fairly sure to assume that you arent doing nsa level computing on a smart phone .. if so, yes i can see how lag would be an issue then

        • 213ninja

          The only lag I ever have ever is in the stock gallery. Been running Nova from s3 to Note 2 to s4 to Note 3, and my experience has been the same across the board…gallery only.

      • Adrynalyne

        If only a third party launcher actually removed Touchwiz or disabled it.

        • Maranello Santiago

          TW is more than a launcher. Its an android fork/distro. With a 3rd party launcher, TW is still there.

    • gtfo

      [shilling intensifies]

  • Godzilla

    It is time for Samsung to come up with a new overall phone design. Drop the physical button. You claim to be the best? Well prove it.

    • wizardx

      they’ve proven it since 2011 (s2)

  • Droid-Lifer

    Does anyone even use the TW launcher on Samsung devices? First thing I did when I got my N3 was put on Nova.

    • Maranello Santiago

      I have been lately.

    • SG

      nope..have always used nova

  • JMonkeYJ

    I wonder if there will be battery life issues since the Snapdragon 805 requires an additional modem chip (cellular radios are not included in the 805 see http://www.anandtech.com/show/8035/qualcomm-snapdragon-805-performance-preview ).

    • Kev T

      What a built in modem doesn’t require power? Plus the Adreno 420 in the 805 uses 20% less power than the 801. Samsung and Apple already run phones with separate modems.

  • John Davids

    WOW ONLY 805 AND NOT 808? JESUS SAMSUNG WHY ARE YOU STILL PUTTING IN LAST GENERATION SOC?!?!?!?!?!?!???!!!!?!!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • BillySuede

      i was hoping for the 303 myself.

    • SG

      808!? .. why not the 810 instead ??

      • John Davids

        What are you, stupid?

        • SG

          What are you, dumb? .. unable to see that i wasn’t being serious?? -____-

          • John Davids

            Multi-layered sarcasm sandwich complete. Impressive, honestly.

          • SG

            haha indeed!

          • OF

            Meh. Not really. 6/10

          • SG

            Meh. dont care for rating

        • 213ninja

          7 minute abs?

  • Legacy

    Curved 3D capable display would be a great start.

    • SG

      3d on a phone is useless

  • John S

    I’m 100% counting on the new “form factor” to be a 3 sided display. Ive been looking forward to it for almost 2 years and if Samsung holds back I’ll be hugely disappointed.

  • Craig

    I sincerely hope they improve the audio speaker from that on the note 3..

  • DanSan

    According to a secret source, a new case design has been spotted. they had to redo it to make sure it fits the newer screen size.

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Ja7aU7caL._SX342_.jpg

    • frankyblike

      LMFAO

    • 213ninja

      i see you have some likes here, sweet. please post this joke on every smartphone post everywhere forever.

  • Marth5454

    Is SamMobile even reliable? Have they been wrong before when it comes to leaked specs?

    • Marth5454

      Anyone know?

      • wizardx

        they could be wrong these are just “reports”

    • 213ninja

      they have been deemed reliable by the gods…

  • dan archibald

    4 gigs of ram. At least 64 gigs internal memory. Bigger battery. And no knox

    • Godzilla

      There is barely a need for some phones to need 3GB of RAM. There is no way in hell a phone needs 4.

  • Marth5454

    Wait wait wait! What happened to the reports that there will be a 20MP camera? Hopefully this isn’t true that it’s 16MP

    • 213ninja

      are you making posters?

  • Orpick_Aname

    PLEASE, can somebody explain WHY CAN’T SAMSUNG make its Exynos processors work in the US?
    If SAMSUNG manufactures A7 that does LTE and is selling in the US, why not Exynos??

    5.99″ QHD
    Exynos 6 3Ghz w/ LTE cat 6
    4,000 mAh battery
    32/64Gb
    SQUARE – not narrow – HOME BUTTON WITH FINGERPRINT SCANNER.
    Debloatwarization.
    PREMIUM DESIGN (no Band-Aid, glossy plastic, brushed effects!)

    NOTEIV FTW!

    • brkshr

      Because we would rather have Qualcomm processors. Especially if you want to mod at all.

  • denver

    Praying for the youm display

  • frankyblike

    Who ever purchases one will still look ridiculous while making a phone call.

    • BillySuede

      people still run with this line? it;s not even the biggest phone on the market anymore…

      • Adrynalyne

        It is, however, the largest of the most common phones out there.

        • BillySuede

          what about the g flex, the one max, the xperia z ultra. all are bigger than the note 3

          • Adrynalyne

            Like I said…

            None of those have anything near the popularity of a Note device, making my statement true.

            I didn’t say it was the largest device out there.

          • 213ninja

            i picked it up and i agree.

          • BillySuede

            so i’m not sure what your argument is…

            i said ‘on the market’ thus available to the general public, i never said anything about popularity.

          • Adrynalyne

            Makes sense considering it wasn’t an argument until you made it one. It was just a comment, showing that when it comes to size, only the note is considered because its the one people see.

          • BillySuede

            dude, stop.

            there’s nothing inaccurate about what i said. the note 3 is not the biggest phone available on the market. you decide to chime in and bring ‘popularity’ into it which is irrelevant. anyone can walk into a carrier store and see these phones as available to purchase therefore they exist. whether they buy it or not is irrelevant to the existence of that particular phone.

            you want to argue for the sake of winning internet points for the day. i’m not interested.

          • Adrynalyne

            Apparently you are because twice today alone you responded just for the sake of arguing over a single comment made.

            I never even said your comment was inaccurate.

          • BillySuede

            glad to know i ran into the comment police…

            let me know what the fine is for my infraction and let’s move along, shall we?

          • Adrynalyne

            Are you talking to yourself? Because I merely made a comment that you continually argue about.

            They make medication for schizophrenia you know. Want me to post a URL?

    • T B

      Who uses their phone for calls?

    • 213ninja

      says the guy with the ducklips selfie…

      • Sandy D

        LOL!!!

  • Rob Fetterhoff

    The screen doesn’t need to get bigger at all. A very powerful battery that truly lasts all day easily. The phone doesn’t need to paper thin. I can’t wait for this phone!

    • 213ninja

      a previous leak hinted at keeping it 5.7, we shall see.

  • TopXKiller

    But it will be locked down worse then Fort Knox

    • Maranello Santiago

      I think I see what you did there?

  • WitnessG

    I’ll buy this if theres a google play edition.

    • OF

      Root. Unlocked bootloader. Instant GPE 🙂

  • Can’t wait to ditch my G2 for a note 4.

    • 213ninja

      Can’t wait for the Narrator to cuss you out.

      just kidding, i liked your post 🙂

      • I love my G2 but… Its not big enough. I miss my Note 2. Not saying I made a bad choice. Just the wrong choice. Haha

        • 213ninja

          the G3 is quite appealing, but i’ve been running notes far too long, it would take something truly ground breaking to get me to put down my s-pen. i love my note 3, so i’m really looking forward to the 4.

  • OneForTheGoodDays

    And a whopping 14 inch screen…. at least it feels like it.

  • Українець

    16 MP SONY?

  • bogy25

    I can see it now…..DL Note 4 review: “….and the 805 process or is really nice. Apart from slight lag swiping from the home screen it really rocks!”
    lmao

    • It’s not DL’s fault that Samsung Touchwiz is complete garbage.

      • Maranello Santiago

        It’s bloated yes, but I wouldn’t call it complete garbage. Tbh I think it’s kind of growing on me at least. Wish it didn’t have all the tmobile bloat ware at least, and yeah I’m rooted. I have CM11 backed up and some system apps ripped out.

        • 213ninja

          on the internet, if you don’t like something, it’s complete garbage, regardless of whether anyone else perceives it to have value. at least, that’s what i’ve learned…

  • pyro74boy .

    Samsung always seems to save their best hardware for the end of the year and the Note 4 is going to give the LG G3 a real run for it’s money. Also I heard that there is going to be a new Moto X and S5 prime and HTC M8 prime so it sure looks like I did the right thing by waiting and not buying the S5. There is so much could hardware coming out from everyone that this is going to be a very hard choice to make but I will be buying a brand new smartphone this year.

    • M3D1T8R

      Yeah and by the time the Note 4 comes out, the S6 will only be a couple months away, likely with a [64bit] Snap 808/810…

      I agree though there are a lot of good options this year. I’m stuck with Verizon (unlimited), waiting on the new Moto X with high hopes, might still end up getting an M8 as the price should be a bit cheaper in a couple months, and still dreaming of the Sony Z2 though that hope is fading as fast as all these new devices are arriving.

      • pyro74boy .

        I just want to try all these phones out before I start spending my heard earned money on any of them because I don’t buy anything based on hype alone I have made that mistake in the past but never again.

  • Im going to stare into my crystal ball and let you all know what im seeing……………………..im seeing……im seeing…..a slightly bigger GS5!!!!!

  • netwolff

    Same screen size as now, but even less bezel, so it gets smaller. That would be interesting to me.

  • Ian Case

    I wonder who’s radio they’re going to use. The 805 doesn’t have any integrated radio/modems, as its meant to be purely a tablet chip. Should be interesting to see what that does for aftermarket ROM creators as well.

  • Thiago Vinhas

    I’d love to have a Google Play Edition of the Note 4, without TouchCrap and all Sammy’s bloatware.

    • PoisonApple31

      But you can have the G3, with OptimusCrap and all of LG’s bloatware.

      • AS

        Are you saying Samsung has less bloat than lg?

        • 213ninja

          does that even matter that much????????????????????????????????????????????????????

          • AS

            Of course it matters. Bloat is only one small step behind malware.

          • 213ninja

            Splitting hairs imo. Both skins have questionable elements.

          • AS

            I don’t really like any of the Android ‘skins’, especially ones I can’t replace, but the LG G2 debloat list came in at around 50 items
            http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2456974

            Whereas the Note 3 debloat list is around 300
            https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AmzC8GFarItSdGpOZzBfWlR4MC03aDMyZ1BDUFNqU0E&usp=sharing#gid=0

            I don’t consider 6x the crap to be ‘splitting hairs’

          • 213ninja

            Ok at first I thought you were referring to “bloat” as the questionable apps, the crap…the stuff you compared to malware…which is why I suggested it’s splitting hairs because both skins have some level of junk. But now I see that due to the degree of purist you are, that you consider ALL non-OEM Android apps to be bloat, which I could see if you didn’t relate all of them to malware. My S-Pen apps are far from malware, in fact, I do not consider them bloat at all. They’re pretty damn awesome. To each his own though…….

    • What about all of the S-Pen features? That’s not available in stock Android.

      • Adrynalyne

        It could be, if Samsung willed it to be.

  • Justtyn Hutcheson

    Wait, a Sony Exmor camera sensor? I wonder why they would favor that over their own ISOCELL, which they made a really huge deal out of at the GS5 event. Only thing I can think of is that they weren’t able to get the ISOCELL into an OIS optics package in time for production to begin. With a phone that large, OIS is a necessity if you want any kind of sharp shot.

    • MH

      The note 3 shoots sharper than any phone on the market, including the S4 (same camera hw) and G2 without OIS. So no, it isnt a necessity unless you’ve got the shakes.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        You are probably right. Most people will use two hands regardless for a device that large anyway, which will greatly limit camera shake compared to regular phones which are frequently used single-handed. It would still be useful for low-light shot though.

        I am still much more intrigued about the lack of ISOCELL though. I thought that was pretty nice sensor, all things considered.

  • /s

    SD805?!!?
    OMG FAIL. WHY WOULDN’T THEY JUST USE THE 808 or 810 OMFG SO FAIL!

    • T4rd

      4realz! I mean srsly, just put a i7 4790K in it with GTX 880 graphics already! =p

      • Omg, totes redonk ur so rite. don’t 4get to throw on an H20 kooling kit.

        • MichaelFranz

          kooling with a K…no doubt

    • M Sunz

      I know you are joking, but the 805 will provide better overall performance than either the 808 or 810 since the 805 will have the Krait 450s, while the 808/810 will run with Cortex big little set up. The Kraits allow for variability in clock speed across cores as needed. Now the 820….

      • AS

        That is not even remotely correct.

  • BHuber09

    Most wanted feature in the Note 4? Stock android.

    • PoisonApple31

      Absolutely not.

    • denver

      You do realize stock android will ruin the s pen experience

      • BHuber09

        Yeah.. The only thing I use my Note 3s spen feature is to write words on my snapchats.. Haha

        • PoisonApple31

          I wanted to dislike, but too funny!

    • Maranello Santiago

      On the Note phones, there is a place for TW. I do have CM11 backed up so I can restore it if I catch the AOSP bug.

  • Matt G

    Don’t worry they will follow closely behind with a Note 4 Prime running Tizen

  • Size?

  • MichaelFranz

    Hypebeast initiated, Meme’s incoming..

  • Tony Byatt

    Hypebeast activated…

  • Kurt Weber

    Smaller bezels than the s5 and a much bigger battery than the note 3 just because. And the super fast auto focus that the s5 has and how about higher quality slow motion. At least 720p. Not sure if the s5 has that.

  • r0l

    They seem to change the style with the Note more than the S so that’s the only thing I’m interested in. However not enough of an improvement over the G3 to not pick it up.

    Especially since Samsung long term goal appears to switch to Tizen, might as well find another OEM I enjoy besides Moto.

  • Colin Huber

    Whoever says this is the Device of the Year is lying because the G3 is the Device of the Year because it is better than the other options for Device of the Year and Samsung sucks because Touchwiz is stupid and any phone that is not the G3 is not the Device of the Year.

    • M3D1T8R

      Sounds like you like and are buying a G3? Must be teh greatest ever then I guess.

    • PoisonApple31

      You must be one of those kids George W. Bush left behind.

    • Gato Mafioso

      Where’s Richard Yarell when you need him

    • Ray

      Do people say things like this on purpose to troll or do you really believe it?

      • Colin Huber

        This is more or less the top comment on every G3 post.

        • Ray

          Ah it had to be asked glad you weren’t serious even though my next phone will be the G3

          • Colin Huber

            It’s going to be a great device. I do, however, think people use phrases like “Device of the Year” way too loosely.

        • M3D1T8R

          I wondered if you were being ironic too but its hard to tell with trolls like Bryan Mills running around spouting stuff like this with every post.

          • Colin Huber

            You sir, nailed it.

    • wtd2009

      hard to really compare the two, they’re in different classes. maybe if lg integrated a stylus, otherwise i don’t see the this as a fair comparison.

      • Colin Huber

        Oh, really? Did I just make a bold, but highly dramatic and thoughtless statement without any facts or credible argument? Just trying to fit in!

        • Mike Aurin

          Please go and away. People like you who don’t have anything substantial to offer and make points like a 7th grader clutter up the comment section.

          As big as the G3 is I still wouldn’t put it in the phablet category, thus the Note 4 and G3 should probably be in separate categories.

          • Colin Huber

            Fair enough, Mike.

          • M3D1T8R

            Considering the first Note display was 5.3″ and was considered massive (definitely “phablet”), its clear these silly categorizations are always changing. Heck c-net officially declared anything 5″ and up to be in a separate “phablet” category, which put the DNA as “not a phone” in their review. Ridiculous even at the time, but especially in hindsight.
            We should just call everything a “device”.

          • Mike Aurin

            Hell of a point. But I’m having a hard time considering my S4 a phablet haha.

          • BillySuede

            which is why the bgr-coined term ‘phablet’ was dumb to begin with.

          • Mike Aurin

            It wasn’t dumb. It made sense when 5.3 was unheard of….it’s not like they coined it when the tech community is drooling over a 5.5 inch device….

          • 213ninja

            yes, why yes it is.

          • 213ninja

            dumb.

        • wtd2009

          Haha touche! Welp I’m done posting today. I’ll be back after I’ve actually gotten some rest and don’t read everything so literally lol

    • Jim890

      Samsung sucks because you think TouchWiz looks stupid to you? Lets get something right , the G3 failed a lot of people that they were waiting for, the specs on the G3 is old now. S5 and M8 already have the same specs maybe even better, the only difference with the G3 is the screen. The Note 4, will sell like hot cakes. I don’t know why I bothered replying back to you, from you’re recent comments history looks like you are bias to Samsung, no matter what the factor here is.

      • Colin Huber

        OK, this snowballed a little bit on me, it seems. I was poking fun at the way recent comments on G3 posts have come across (see my replies in the thread above). I own a Note 3. I think the G3 is going to be a great device. I will probably buy a Note 4. But I’m not going to slap a “Best Phone To-Date” tag on something that was released halfway through the year, in reference to many G3 commentators. I’m sorry I came off like a moron to you. I thought the tone and awful grammar would ring with sarcasm.

        • Alexander Z Great

          Totally with you on this!

        • 213ninja

          i thought it was rather obvious…maybe i spend too much time on here.

  • Droid Ronin
  • Ray

    Don’t forget the premium home button that we all love. sigh

    • DaveCXT

      I like the hardware buttons. In fact I miss the dedicated camera button (with half press to focus) on my old DROID X. I find phones and tablets without them to be clunky in comparison, and apps that don’t make use of them to be lacking. Which I suppose is why the variety of Android devices is good, I don’t expect everyone to agree with me (even when I am right. ) 😉

    • naibas

      For real…if I could be assured that just one new Samsung Galaxy phone wouldn’t have that stupid button I’d actually be torn between the Note 4 and G3.
      But as you so elegantly put it…sigh

      • PoisonApple31

        Samsung Galaxy Nexus?

        • Ray

          Are you asking if a 3 year old phone is new?

          • PoisonApple31

            No, I am not. I just don’t think Samsung will get rid of that home button anytime soon.

          • Ray

            I think your right they just have the apple attitude right now. We sell millions so obviously people want a home button.

          • PoisonApple31

            Well after putting the home button on every Galaxy S flagship, I think most people are trained to it by now.

          • Ray

            I hate them on my S4 and always hit them when the phone is in portrait ie. watching youtube,playing a game. That never happened on my G-Nex.

          • M3D1T8R

            Yeah but that Apple like attitude is starting to backfire on Samsung. S5 sales not as good as expected, people are starting to tire of their bad design (and why they fired the lead S5 designer). Eventually they’ll have to change, but may lose a lot of potential sales first.

          • pyro74boy .

            S5 sales not as good as expected by who? where are you getting these results from? because the last time I checked from the Q1 results that their numbers where up compared to the same time last year and that’s before the S5 even had anything to do with it. So I think someone needs to do their homework a little better. LOL

          • M3D1T8R
          • pyro74boy .

            I don’t buy into all this miss leading info because everything I have been reading says the exact opposite and that Samsung’s numbers are up.

          • friend

            The s5 was hit by a sales ban on korean carriers

          • friend

            You do realize the s5 is the first phone from samsung to top sales in all four first tier carriers in the us for april

          • MH

            Exactly. That’s their thinking.

            Also, they’re thinking if they change it…will it drive people away. Their opinion is yes.

          • SamBoy

            I can’t lie I love the button and if they do a full 6″ phone I want it why play atone worth 5.9″ anyway?

          • Phablet Fan

            I use the home button extensively so if they do drop it then there should be a band on screen to push for this function. .. do you like that the left function button on S5 does not give extended options like it used to and now those functions are on screen at top right under the 3 dots?

        • naibas

          I actually still rock my Gnex and UDP.

      • Jon

        Unless the Note 4 somehow gets much smaller and more ergonomic, I’m going for the G3. The 805 processor is not enough to sway me. I much rather prefer a more pocketable device. I love my Note 3, but I’m ready to have a big screen in a smaller form factor.

    • Jim890

      Why are some people still moaning about the home button, you would think that they’ve been adopted to it by now (the once that already own a Samsung device). The screen size its going to be the same Size as the note 3 5.7″ with almost bezel free.

      • AS

        Well, for me, its the fact that it turns the screen on while in my pocket by pressing against my leg. I disabled it when my note 3 was rooted, but I lost root when I updated to the 4g radio in the 4.4.2 update

        Not heard of a way to root without tripping knox on 4.4

    • Oblivion_of_Mediocrity

      Premium HOME button Prime!

      now pimpled and GOLD!
      Lolol.

    • Mark Kish

      I love my physical home button

  • anon

    Does it still run touchwiz…. if so no thanks!
    Burned my once on the note 2 shame on you! burned me again on the note 3, still shame on you! I will not fall for it a third time samsung!

    • DaveCXT

      While I also don’t like touch wiz, I’ve been using the Google launcher since day one on my note 3.

      • anon

        I run nova on mine which i like…. I was trying to be funny but am obviously not, I am however not overly happy with my note 3 so its time to jump ship. For some reason i cant get a descent picture of my kid to save my life on my note 3.

        • Nw_adventure

          I know what you mean- I picked up a N3 awhile ago and any movement without full light will just turn out one craptastic picture after another. I think my S3 took better pictures honestly.. Like the phone otherwise..

    • Pdewet

      Its a Samsung device, why wouldn’t it run touchwiz? Not that I like touchwiz just at saying

      • Bryan Mills

        I’d wager a bet that Tizen will be the OS.

        • Detonation

          You must lose a lot of money

          • Bryan Mills

            While Samsung quickly switches over their watches and releases Tizen phones…nah, I win a lot of money. Floyd Mayweather level

        • r0l

          Too soon, maybe 2015/16.

          • Bryan Mills

            Or the Magazine OS from their tablets.

          • M3D1T8R

            He’s a troll. We better stop feeding him.

        • Colin Huber

          $1,000.

        • larry barson

          I wish Tizen was the OS. Google has invaded my privacy long enough. Not that Apple is any better.

          • 213ninja

            sure, why not let Sammy hit it too….

  • hkklife

    5.9″ screen with onscreen buttons and ultra-narrow bezels, please! 32GB storage minimum with 64GB optional…..or make 64GB standard and really make Apple look bad. Keep refining and slimming down TouchWiz. And use the Note 4 to debut the new MicroUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible Lightning-style connector. Finally, let’s use some better radios/antenna tech and keep improving the battery life!

    • SeanPlunk

      I think it’ll be another 5.7″ screen/32GB standard, but everything else sounds good 🙂

    • MH

      Pretty sure you’ll get 5.9 and narrow bezels, but they’ll likely stick with their current USB3. TW will continue to improve (assuming they dont go Tizen). Radios and antennas are fantastic on the Note3, so if they were to get better I would not complain.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      32GB is more likely, with a 128GB-capable microSD slot. 64GB is not going to happen; maybe as an option, but not standard, at least as long as they offer microSD slots. And the only reason they don’t use 16GB is because of the extra space taken up by the Multi-Window software, you would only have ~4-6GB available.
      5.9″ screen is possible, though Samsung puts a home button on their tablets, so no reason to go with on-screen keys for a mere phone. And if the GS5 is any indication, the bezels will actually get larger from the addition of dust- and water-resistance.
      TouchWiz will get new features, but I doubt any of the old ones will be cut to trim it down.
      The Type-C conncectors have yet to be approved by the USB-IF, the first renders (which are still subject to change) being released on April 2, 2014. It will be at least another 1.5-2 years before the Type-C connector is approved and shipping in consumer devices. What is worse, is that it looks as though they are restricting Type-C to a double-ended plug, so a Type-C cable would not be backwards compatible with current Standard A receptacles, even USB 3.0 ones (though I’m certain A to C adapters will be made, that is never ideal).
      The radio tech isn’t something they mess with much; they use Qualcomm’s firmware for the most part. The antennas are their design, and seem to be content with average signal quality. RF performance doesn’t seem to be an area of concern for them.

    • Dave

      Radio is incredible on the Note 2 and 3, I pull about 40% more than my previous Moto (“superior hardware”) devices while sitting side by side.

    • Ryan N

      That’ll be in the Note 4 Prime.

      Which won’t release until 90% of potential buyers have purchased the outdated, original Note 4.

      Sorry.

      • AS

        That does seem to be the case, probably hoping for extra sales from early adopters upgrading to the prime model.

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    • regkilla

      Apple will always be around.

    • Maxim∑

      Yes the Galaxy Note series already makes Apple look horrible! additional NAND space will wreck Apple for sure! /s

    • 805 4life

      This is impossible, many of the G3 fanboys (aka geniuses) here said the 805 could not be used in a phone.

      • Could not “yet” be used in a phone.

        • R Coleman

          Nope, folks were saying no way. It would be in tablets only. No “yet”.

    • Stephen D

      5.9 inches? That is pushing it. I’m hoping for another 5.7 inch screen but with smaller bezels.

      • michael arazan

        I can’t wait till next year to see the Samsung collapsible tablet that turns into a phone, I’ve been writing about that for years, as well as a phone that you could just swap out parts for easily like Google is doing now

    • Noel

      If Sammy can adapt onscreen buttons i will seriously consider buying the Note 4 or Galaxy F/ S5 Prime. I will also like to see them do their own design take on front firing speakers. I am not one who complains about the outer shell on their flagship devices…so brushed hard plastic or brushed metal is fine by me…beside i always use a case on my devices.

  • maulik

    Water proof and scratch proof and dust resistant.. the phone is huge and adding a case makes it hugest. . Still I would say that till date this is the best phone in the market.

    • Detonation

      “till date this is the best phone in the market.”

      Except the phone isn’t anywhere close to being on the market yet…

  • Guy Pierce

    We all knew it was coming after the G3 announcement. The 801 is still a rock solid processor.

    • Maranello Santiago

      The 800 is still a rock solid processor.

    • Last Gen Junk

      “The 801 is still a rock solid processor.”

      Yes, the Adreno 330 is a real barn burning….50% less powerful than the 805 while using 20% more power. My gramps Model T still runs too. Rock solid.

    • Alexander Z Great

      Gets to warm..not solid enough

  • Prizmatik

    Just when I thought I’d made the decision on my next phone. #sigh

  • M3D1T8R

    805 means separate radios chip right, wonder if that will affect battery life.

    Hopefully this is finally the device Samsung learns their lesson and fixes their terrible obsolete buttons. As the relative failure of the S5 showed, people are sick of it.

  • Dreezy

    Snapdragon 805? Wow…

    • Bryan Mills

      By then the Snapdragon 905 will be out.

      • M3D1T8R

        No but 810 will be right around the corner.

        • Bryan Mills

          Same with the Snapdragon 1000. #alwayssomethingnewaroundthecorner

          • M3D1T8R

            Yeah always something new coming, but the 810 (and 808) are real and coming probably later this year or early 2015, unlike your made up models.

          • Bryan Mills

            If you think that there is no Snapdragon 1000, you’re the one that’s wrong.

          • M3D1T8R

            Link?
            Right, you’re still just making stuff up.

          • Bryan Mills

            Chips are in development for years. If you think that they don’t have a bunch of chips being designed, you need to learn how technology works.

          • M3D1T8R

            You said specifically, “There is Snapdragon 1000”.
            Clearly just completely unsubstantiated speculation, and now you’re back peddling, spewing ignorant unrelated nonsense. “Learn how technology works”. Funny kid, I’ve probably been following this stuff and QCOM specifically since before you were born.

            Someone ban this troll.

          • Bryan Mills

            They already did, I came back with a new IP.

          • LosttsoL

            I like the specs of the Snapdragon 1008 better, but the 1000 does bench well for being a “low end” processor.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            The 810 is sampling 2H14, with devices projected to ship 1H15. I’ll go out on a limb and say that the first 810 device will likely be the GS6, otherwise it will be the G4. HTC is reportedly aiming for an early 1Q15 release for the M9, which would likely be too early for the newer chips, meaning it will pull the 805 instead. That said, the 810 may just be worth waiting for on both counts.

      • Noko Baru

        At least they are not using a last gen chip like the G3.

  • Bryan Mills

    And the size of a tablet with huge bezels

    • Robert Paulson

      Says the person who loved a tablet with huge bezels just a few articles down.

      Hypocrite.

    • Alexander Z Great

      Do me a favor and measure the bezels on the note 3. They are very little. Note 4 hardware specs, like I said, will out perform you know what..Lol Sammy hater

    • Dave J

      Sorry Bry, not for those with tiny Princess hands. Get an iPhone.

    • 213ninja

      note 3 bezels are like the 3rd thinnest on the market, only the G2/G3 best it as far as i know.

      • Bryan Mills

        G Pro 2, buddy

        • 213ninja

          Let’s not split hairs…only LG is besting it, and not by much.

  • bogy25

    WHA WHA WHAT!?