If there was any confusion surrounding the potential name of Samsung’s new Galaxy Note device, a new series of videos uploaded to YouTube today by the Korean manufacturer all but settles it.
At the end of three of four new clips that feature individuals sharing their stories of daily Note usage, the participants mention that a the new “Note 4″ is coming out. While that isn’t Samsung saying specifically that the phone will be called the Galaxy Note 4, they probably wouldn’t allow this many people to call it the “Note 4″ in their advertisements unless that was going to be the name.
We included one of the four clips. If you don’t feel like hearing about Mark’s Love Note, jump to the 1:00 mark to hear the Note 4 references.
We will be on hand next week for the Galaxy Note 4 unveiling in NYC.
2014 was looking like the year of smartwatches thanks to Android Wear’s unveiling, but now OEMs are trying to make it the year of round smartwatches. The first and only notable smartwatch was the Moto 360 from Motorola, but new info from LG and Samsung has them both looking to introduce round watches in the upcoming future.
Given that consumers will now have multiple choices in this space, we would like to know which OEM you would prefer to give your hard earned money to. While we know exactly what to expect from Motorola’s premium smartwatch offering, LG and Samsung’s are a bit of mystery, but might feature a tad more plastic when compared to the Moto 360.
Below in the comments, feel free to give us an idea as to how you chose between the three OEMs.
As if there were not enough already, LG and Motorola are not the only companies with plans to release circle-shaped smartwatches. The SIM-enabled Gear 2 Solo, expected to debut alongside the Galaxy Note 4 at next week’s Unpacked, will retain the conventional geometry of its predecessors, but Samsung’s newest, unannounced Gear – a model reportedly under development – is reportedly circular, according to a SamMobile source familiar with the company’s plans. (more…)
Just as they did last week, Samsung continues its teasing of the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 with another brief promo video posted to YouTube.
In this video, which is much like last week’s, Samsung continues to sell S-Pen as the phone’s defining feature. In fact, to Samsung, the S-Pen is as notable of an invention as the pen itself, which just goes to show how in love Samsung is with the little stylus. (more…)
That’s right, Samsung is bringing back penmanship or cursive or hand cramps with the Galaxy Note 4 when it is unveiled on September 3. At least that’s what this teaser is suggesting.
Can’t say that I was expecting a highlight on handwriting as a selling point, but hey, you gotta do what you gotta do, eh, Samsung?
Leading up to any major device launch, we always see a plethora of leaks, which is always fun for us. The newest, posted by SamMobile, gives us a few major details for the camera software that will be baked into the Galaxy Note 4 from Samsung. As a reminder, this device is set to be announced on September 3 at IFA in Berlin, Germany.
Thanks to the detailed leak, we can take note of the different picture and video resolutions Note 4 owners can shoot in, as well as all of the insane camera modes that Samsung has included for the camera. To list just a few, which are not exactly new, Samsung has added in a “Create a GIF” mode, Selfie Alarm, Wide Selfie, and Eraser camera modes.
Sources claim that the Note 4 will feature a 3.7MP front-facing camera, and as for the rear-facing 16MP sensor, it is a Sony IMX240; the same one used in the Galaxy S5 LTE-A variant. (more…)
Mophie, leaders of all things attachable battery packs, announced today the availability of the Juice Pack for the Samsung Galaxy S5. I’m not exactly sure why it has taken them six months to make this available, but hey, it’s coming! Potential buyers can pre-order the GS5’s Juice Pack today for $99.95 at Mophie’s site with an expected ship date of September 8.
What is a Juice Pack? Put simply, it’s a case with a built-in battery pack. Mophie has made a living and name for itself by creating these cases for the iPhone, since iPhone’s don’t have removable batteries and people often need to charge throughout a day. But they have also found some success on Android, even though a handful of Android devices (like the Galaxy S5) have removable batteries that can be easily swapped without the need of a massive battery case. (more…)
New benchmarks have hit AnTuTu this week, showing off the performance of the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 from Samsung, powered by an Exynos 5433 processor. The 5433 is Samsung’s new in-house 64-bit octa-core processor, featuring four Cortex-A57 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores. In addition to enhancements made to the CPU, the GPU featured is a next-gen Mali-T760, capable of keeping pace and even outperforming the Snapdragon 805 and its Adreno 420 GPU. (more…)