Samsung announces Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge, and Gear VR

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Samsung, as expected, announced the latest version of the Galaxy Note 4. In addition, the hardware maker also introduced its Galaxy Note Edge and Gear VR.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 improves upon its predecessor with a better display, camera, battery, and S Pen experience. Powered by Android 4.4 KitKat with Samsung’s custom apps, the device features a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, 16-megapixel rear camera, and a 3220mAh battery.

Depending on where you pick up the Galaxy Note 4, you’ll either have a quad-core processor or octa-core experience. Other hardware details include 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage with microSD expansion, and a host of sensors. Indeed, you’ll gesture, proximity, finger scanner, UV, heart rate, proximity, and more.

The Galaxy Note 4 will be available in “Charcoal Black,” “Frost White,” “Bronze Gold,” and “Blossom Pink” in global markets starting in October. Pricing and exact timing was not disclosed.

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As for the Galaxy Note Edge, it features many of the same hardware details of the Note 4. One key difference, however, is the display, which comes out to the edge and then over the side. With an overall size of 5.6-inches, the right hand side of the screen is a ticker tape-like screen that runs from top to bottom. At 2560×1440, the overall display is supplemented by the 160px thick bar.

The Galaxy Note Edge is a unique device in its own and sees Samsung reintroducing a new approach to displays. It will certainly take time to see if it takes off better than the Continuum did back a few years ago but the developer SDK should help.

The Galaxy Note Edge will be available in “Charcoal Black” and “Frost White” in select markets through Samsung’s retail channels, carriers, and e-commerce later this year.

The Gear VR is a virtual reality device that’s powered by the Galaxy Note 4. Simply snap the phone in and you’ll turn 2D display into 3D-like experience that feels every bit like being there. Offered in Frost White through the Samsung online channel and selectively by carriers this year, Samsung has signed with key players in the content space. Look for apps, games, and more from names like Warner Brothers, Marvel, 20th Century Fox, and more.

Hints

And here are some hints from our friends, in case you are thinking on selling your old model. CompareMyMobile's data shows that top Samsung devices lost up to £60 of value just one month on from the Galaxy Note 3 launch last year, as consumers rushed in to trade-in old phones forcing recyclers to lower prices to reduce the volume sent in.

For this reason they expecting to see a similar trend this year. Site experts are urging consumers to secure their pricing now following the Note 4 launch, in order to get the most money for an old phone.

Last year

Top prices offered for Samsung devices before Galaxy Note 3 launch:

  • Galaxy Note 2 - £252*
  • Galaxy S4 - £320.50*
  • Galaxy S3 - £203.50*

*Top prices offered for these devices on CompareMyMobile in August 2013, before the launch of the Note 3.

Top prices offered in November 2013 - one month following the Galaxy Note 3 launch

  • Galaxy Note 2 - £210*
  • Galaxy S4 - £260*
  • Galaxy S3 - £165*

*Top prices offered for these devices on CompareMyMobile in November 2013, one month on from the Galaxy Note 3 release.




Source: Samsung Via: Androidguys