As it does on a yearly basis, Samsung put on a huge event in Berlin coinciding with the IFA trade show to announce its latest Note device, the Galaxy Note 4. This high-end handset stole the show again, improving several aspects of the S Pen-toting, big-screened flagship.
The updates this time around were primarily in hardware, with the Note 4 donning a full chassis made out of aluminum rather than the plastic exterior of old. It did retain a faux leather-like back plate, but at least lost the fake stitching around the edges. Around front, a brand new QHD (2560 x 1440) AMOLED display brings intense pixel density to the note lineup, rivaling other large-screened flagships like the LG G3.
On the inside, the Note 4 bumped up all of the meaningful specs, with either a 2.7GHz quad-core or 1.9GHz octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a new 16MP camera that boasts proper OIS for better nighttime photography. The Note 4 also gained the heart rate monitor — found on the back underneath the camera pod — just like the one found on the Galaxy S5.
The Galaxy Note 4 will naturally be available from all major carriers in the U.S., along with full international availability, from October 2014.
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27 June 201668By Jared DiPaneT-Mobile is finally pushing out Marshmallow for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The carrier's support page has yet to be updated with a full change log, but there are many reports of the update being available.
02 June 201681By Rich EdmondsVerizon has finally started rolling out Marshmallow to the Galaxy Note 4. Should you be on the network and are eagerly awaiting the release, you'll now be able to download and install 6.0.
29 April 201632By Harish JonnalagaddaSamsung is already rolling out the May security patch to the Galaxy Note 4 in India. The update comes in at 378.38MB, and there isn't much in the way of what's new per the changelog, but what is interesting though is the Android security patch level, which is listed as May 1 2016.
22 April 20167By Jared DiPaneAccording to a new document, it appears as though Telus may be preparing to roll out the Marshmallow update for both the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4. Though the dates are not set in stone, it is great to see the updates are in the works.
17 April 201627By Harish JonnalagaddaSamsung is now rolling out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to the Galaxy Note 4 in India. The South Korean vendor made the update available internationally earlier this month.
12 April 201614By Jared DiPaneIf you act quick you can snag an unlocked Verizon Galaxy Note 4 for just $299 at eBay. The listing is for a brand-new Note 4, model N910V, with 32GB of storage and will work on Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile.