Samsung Galaxy Note 4 officially announced, coming to T-Mobile in October

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On September 3, as scheduled, Samsung officially unveiled their newest flagship device, the Galaxy Note 4. With the newest device, just about every nook and cranny has been upgraded from the previous generation handset, including the processor under the hood, the display, and the camera.

Samsung officially announced the device at a pair of events on September 2, and unveiled that the handset will indeed be coming to T-Mobile (along with the other major wireless carriers), sometime in October. Unfortunately no exact dates were provided just yet, and any word on pricing hasn’t been divulged just yet.

However, as far as specifications go, here’s what we’re looking at:

  • 5.7-inch Quad HD display (2560 x 1440)
  • 2.7GHz quad-core processor (or 1.9GHz Octa-core, depending on region)
  • Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box
  • 16-megapixel camera with Smart OIS; 3.7MP front-facing camera
  • 32GB built-in storage, with microSD card support (up to 64GB)
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 3220mAh Li-ion battery

It isn’t a Galaxy Note device without the S Pen, though, and Samsung included plenty of features within the accessory as usual. Samsung says they’ve figured out a way to perfectly emulate the way a pen writes on paper with the S Pen and writing on a digital display, with more responsive timing, and more natural brush effects. The company also changed the Air Command functionality to be a bit more user friendly, with modes like Smart Select, Image Grab and Screen Write still present. With Smart Select, you can grab specific images or other elements, and collect them into one source.

The Galaxy Note 4 will also let you snap a photo of your notes that you’ve written on a physical piece of paper, and then convert them into an S Note.

The Galaxy Note 4 will launch in October for an undisclosed price. Do you plan on picking one up?

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  • taron19119

    Dear t-mobile BAND 12 please

    • Get_at_Me

      It has to have 700mhz. The lowly Avante does.

      • taron19119

        T-Mobile has not said anything about band 12 so im hopeing for it because the note 4 has every thing and I want it but not if it doesn’t have band 12

        • Get_at_Me

          It would be foolish for any flagship to not have it at this point. We know very little about soecific us carrier versions.

  • TatDude806

    I am not so sure I want one. My Note 3 works just fine and should get updates at least through Android L. I know that plenty of people will run out and get one, but I think I will probably wait this one out. (Besides I still owe $200 on an EIP and will not do JUMP!)

    • J.J.

      (If in great condition)Sell note 3 for $425 on eBay, pay standing eip, and still have $225 to put note 4 on eip which will hopefully be $199 down. New phone, no money out of pocket, and bill stays the same. I’ve done this the last 2 years.

      • Aooga

        Why would the Note 4 be $199 down? Everything is $0 down.

        • HeatFan786

          Exactly. T-Mobile breaks things down to three price points: $0 for well qualified, $300-$350 for low credit, and buy it out right.

        • Rose Yvette Mosher

          This is, unfortunately not quite true. I have borderline class B/C credit and they require me to make a down payment of 100$ until my 2 year customer mark before they will allow 0$ down payments.

        • HeatFan786

          I am going off what T-Mobile’s system shows online: “Excellent credit, building credit, no credit check.” Credit checks vary for everyone, so I cannot create or suggest a matrix because I don’t have the capacity to do so nor does T-Mobile have a streamlined one just like that.

        • J.J.

          Well the note 3 pre order was $199 down

    • Justin Smith

      Why will you not do jump? (just curious)

    • HeatFan786

      That’s fine. It shows that you are confident in your current phone and don’t see the need for the next update. Some people are disappointed in the water resistance, which is a blow for consumers.

  • hanfeedback

    Wont consider without 700A. Aside from that, the Z3 looks interesting as well, any word on if it’s coming to TMobile?

    • HeatFan786

      What’s the big deal about a band 12 or 700 frequency?

      • CalicoKJ

        Building penetration. Current LTE signals don’t like to pass through anything and many report that they lose LTE (or close to all signal) the minute they walk into a building.

      • JamesG

        Gives you similar signal that you get on Verizon

    • JamesG

      Its confirmed

      • CalicoKJ

        Source? Google has failed me so far in confirming that tidbit…

  • mike

    Is it waterproof like the S5?

    • watkins

      Not at all

      • mike

        Keeping my OnePlus One then.

    • Paul

      It would appear to lack the water and dust resistance of the S5.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Note 4 automatically. October is fine

  • watkins

    No support for 128gb micro SD cards, no waterproofing. This thing is a joke. Samsung you’re really starting to look like apple now.

    • Jon

      It looks like there was a tradeoff for everything they did right Samsung took a couple of steps backwards.

    • Get_at_Me

      Im not mad about lack of water resistance. Its like expecting a sports car to get 40mpg hwy. Its just not a big selling point for this type of device.

      • Jon

        What surprised me is lack of support for the 128gb cards. This is a premium device. I’m very curious about the edge though.

      • watkins

        It is for me and if Sony can pull it off for their tablets there’s absolutely no reason it can’t be done here.

  • Sean

    No Band 12 in this phone would be a huge deal breaker for me…

    • taron19119

      True y is t-mobile so quite about if it has band 12

      • Sean

        They’re probably gonna have some big news for it at the Uncarrier 7 event next week. Remember that press release that said how quickly they’re deploying it?

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    searching the webs for band 12……

  • SEBA

    I was definitely looking for water resistant I guess I’ll stick with my Note 3 for another 12 months

    • Jon

      I’m no expert of any sort. But would waterproofing work with this device? I think the screen wouldn’t allow it they increased the sensitivity for the s pen. If I had to guess it may have something to do with the screen. To the tech experts please add your opinion on this matter!

      • SJ

        It would definitely work. Remember, all sony phones are waterproof. I have the xperia z ultra and use it in the water a lot.

    • skittle

      Can’t blame you.

  • dkbnyc

    I hope you guys aren’t taking the specs listed above as gospel. No it’s not waterproof but it does support 128 MSD. Samsung explained that the S5 is meant for a wider market – an everyman’s phone if will. The N4 caters to a different market hence no waterproofing.

  • RC17

    October? Really? Way to beat the competition to market. This will give way too many people that are antsy for a new phone a chance to consider the iphab. Best of luck Samsung.

    • sloanie

      Eh. Probably won’t see a 5.5″ iPhone before October (not even betting it will be available in October, personally). Probably. It’s anyone’s guess until Apple says something official, I suppose, but most info seems to point that way.

      Besides… Samsung’s had a “phablet” for years now. I doubt there are a lot of fence sitters just waiting for the first new phablet of the season to buy.

      • RC17

        I was under the impression that it was going to release around the same time as the 4.7 iphone, but that would make more sense for a later release.
        But if Apple announces something game changing (probably doubtful) on their phablet, then I would think Samsung would want to make sure their phone is available first.

        • JamesG

          Its rumored that the larger iphone will release later

        • sloanie

          Still… even if there was a game changer, Samsung’s cards are on the table. They could have their phone available first, but if there was something game-changing enough for someone to want to switch to the iPhone… seems likely they’d wait for it, no? Unless they’re in a situation where they need a new phone ASAP (rather than WANTING a new phone ASAP).

          I guess we’ll see :)

      • sloanie

        And looks like I was wrong… though I still bet the 5.5″ iPhone 6 Plus will be this year’s “gold iPhone 5S”– extremely constrained supplies initially. An order on day one likely to not arrive until mid-late October unless you’re very first in line.

  • Tinger12

    Time to trade up from my trusty Note 2

  • TechHog

    No major changes compared to the Note 3 it seems.

    • taron19119

      It has a lot of major changes

      • TechHog

        A little spec bump isn’t really much.

        • Prod1702

          It is a bigger jump. Read up on the SD 800 to the SD 805 in the note 4. the 805 is a lot better, mainly with gaming and battery life. Ppl need to stop just looking at the mAh and look at the CPU/GPU as well. the GPU A lone is I believe 40% faster and 20% better for battery. This makes this phone way better for gaming then the Note 3. I owned a Note 3 for 6 months. I then moved to the HTC One M8 for the speakers and as long as the Note 4 supports LTE band 12 for the 700A mhz I will be changing back to the Note.

  • Verizonthunder

    No thanks mostly more bloatware a new processor and thats it why not call it the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.5

    • Paul

      Bloat can be removed after rooting the phone.
      Otherwise I agree that it’s a minor upgrade.

      • Verizonthunder

        True and its laughable they must not have learned from their Samsung Galaxy s5 fiasco lol

  • Paul Garrison

    Will Sammy even make these Phones with metal body? Good Grief! As much as these phones cost a stronger sturdier body is in order. I guess I’ll wait to see what the next Google phone is like or buy a unlock SONY Experia.

    • taron19119

      It has a metal frame

      • Paul Garrison

        I stand corrected, but is it entirely metal or just the edges. I’m reading about it right now, color me interested.

        • taron19119

          No just the frame the back is soft touch like the note 3 and the front is plastic

        • Paul Garrison

          I rather the entire Phone be metal or at least everything but the back.

        • Dylan Romero

          The front is glass.

        • taron19119

          The front is plastic except the screen watch is glasses as and every one knowsthe sscreen is glasse

    • david

      Metal is an awful material to use on a phone. Sorry you had to fall for HTC’s and Apple’s marketing.

      • Paul Garrison

        HOW? I have never owned a HTC nor Apple phones. I personally like the feel and look of both in my hand. Also, I have never witness Apple nor HTC marketing their phone on the premise that its phones are made of metal.

        • JamesG

          It can screw up signal strength

        • Paul Garrison

          Really?

        • JamesG

          Yes, its the reason T-Mobile went for the plastic body in the Xperia Z1s over the original metal body in the Z1

        • CalicoKJ

          I’ve never had an issue with signal strength (other than network) with my HTC phones. I’ve been using one in some iteration for over 4 years now.

        • Hiro

          Never had issues with this. I get excellent service in anything outside of big buildings or some parking garages. And in many areas, I get 90+ Mbps on my iPhone with 3 bars.

        • notyourbusiness

          That’s silly reasoning. I have no signal issues with my Nokia Lumia 925. Don’t have a problem when I swap my SIM to my HTC One either.

        • Prod1702

          Ppl keep saying this all the time. My wife’s Iphone gets better service then my M8 does and my M8 gets better service then my Note 3 does. I aggree with you 100% notyourbusiness

        • skittle

          You’re holding it wrong ;)

      • volvoV70guy

        You’ve clearly never seen a Nokia e71.

  • Toasted_Cracker

    Please please please have support for the new 700mhz band 12 network!

  • William Burr Winans

    I don’t notice the difference between Note 3 and Note 4
    I’m staying with the Note 3 for now!!

    • mingkee

      I agree with you because Note 4 has 1440p screen, stronger CPU, and aluminium frame.
      However, if it supports band 12, the situation will be different.

  • ggfb20

    Water proof is not a big deal, even the note 3 has plenty of cases that make it completely water proof and usable in the water. However, band 12 lte is very major and I’m confident that the note 4 has it.

    I’m still sticking with the Note 3, unless the Nexus 6 includes band 12 lte, an integrated stylus, and 64bit processor. I can dream right? Lol

    • gpt2010

      I agree ggfb20. I don’t think i ever want to or have the desire to take my phone in the swimming pool. Knock on wood, I never dropped my phone in water. If it does happen, that is what the jump program is for. I don’t even care for the metal band, since I always have a case on my phone. The most important thing for me is the new (hopefully) bands it may work with. The bonuses are faster processor, and better screen. I do hope that Samsung does make the speakerphone a little louder. It seems like they went backwards from that standpoint. I can barely hear mine at times on my Note 3.

      • JamesG

        That is not what the jump program is for at all….

        • Hiro

          Maybe he meant the built-in insurance?

        • Justin Cookston

          jump includes insurance that covers for damaged, lost/stolen, extended warranty, and lookout mobile sec premium.

  • Jose

    I have a bad feeling the device won’t be as successful as people expect, might have Galaxy S4 syndrome. Plus the 3 looks a lot better :)

  • knc91

    2 THINGS SUCK BIG TIME, THEY ONLY UP THE BATTERY TO 3220 FROM 3200, A SCAM, NOW WE CANT USE ARE NOTE 3 BATTERYS, AND NOT 4 GIGS OF RAM, THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN KILLER NICE, SAMSUNG IS MESSING IT UP

    • JamesG

      Quit your bitching, what would 4gbs of ram be needed for??

      • NoNameHere

        And and and and the screen is not 10 inches….Samsung is messing up yo!!!!

    • Chris

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    • tim

      why need 4gb ram on a smartphone? lol. note 3 already got 8cores and 3gb.. its like a htpc on the go.

  • alwaysBfrank

    FM radio?

  • Paul

    WAIT Wait wait…did they put the speaker on the back??? Oh no no no no NO! I’ll stick with my Note 3 if that is the case. It is part of what I like about the Note 3, even though we’d all prefer the speakers on the front like HTC does.

    • s0uth

      i know man….. rear speakers suck….. i cant believe i might actually pass on this….

      • Paul

        After reading the opinions in the XDA Note 4 forum I know we are not alone. It’s a turnoff for a LOT of peeps.

  • mingkee

    Note 4 isn’t a major step up from Note 3 besides stronger CPU and aluminum frame.
    I’d stick with G3 until 64bit-based machine and platform comes.

    • John

      Don’t forget the Note 4 has more PPI on screen. Thus, making the note 4 have a higher resolution than the note 3. Also the note 4 is waster/dust proof, has a heart rate monitor and fingerprint sensor which the note 3 does NOT have. The note 4 has a better back/front camera than the note 3 as well. Last but not least the battery in the note 4 is 3220 mah vs 3200 mah in the note 3. Not interested in either as I am going for the iPhone 6, but just wanted to point out the difference.

      • freeloader

        Not water/dust proof.

        • John

          google note 3 vs note 4 techradar. The article says the note 4 is dust/water resistant

        • Chuckkkkkk

          Actually you are almost entirely wrong, first go to gsmarena and read about the note 4, it clearly says that is not a IP certified smartphone also the note 3 have 3200 Mha battery and the note 4 a 3220 mha

        • John

          In regard to tech radar it mentions the note 4 as being water proof, but maybe they’re mistaken. Either way google what I mentioned.

        • SamsungChick

          The Note 4 & Note Edge is NOT IP67 ie… not water resistant. to verify go to http://www.samsung.com full specs on both devices are available.
          In my opinion It would be difficult to make this flagship device water resistant due to the s-pen…. either way this beauty will be mine as soon as they announce the release date. :-)

      • Guest

        the 4 is an upgrade to the 3 in every sense of the word…

        • John

          I know that and agree

      • Not1Not2Not3

        Check your facts, the Note 4 is an amazing phone but it is NOT ip67 certified…

        • John

          Don’t be a jerk. As I stated in my other post I got my specs for this device from versus. Maybe they were mistaken, but you don’t have to be a jerk about it.

    • AcemanX AcemanX

      the 4 is an upgrade to the 3 in every sense of the word…it has an amazing fingerprint scanner on the home button, even heart rate monitor on the rear, stronger CPU, much better 16MP camera with a Samsung ever first of including OIS for stable and blur free pictures, upgraded flashes & front camera 3.7MP, a metal frame! upgraded spen, quad HD SUPER AMOLED screen with 515 PPI (this makes it the best screen out there), slightly larger battery, fast charging, longer lasting, the things that stayed the same are screen size, RAM, & storage, it’s clearly a winner like the note 3 was last year, samsung did it again, once you hold this in your hand, the metal really gives it a nice premium feel vs the plastic of say the LG3 or even the S5

  • starpintr

    Let’s see. No mention of 64 bit and Samsung has not addressed all those phones still waiting for kitkat upgrade. If they don’t do something for current users some will walk. I would like to pass my note 2 on to another family member and buy a new phone. Right now Samsungs actions are telling me if I want upgrades I need to go elsewhere. HTC, LG, and Sony are beginning to look like better options… . Just sayin’

    • Not1Not2Not3

      If you don’t like Samsung then just leave, no one has a gun to your head…

  • krym73

    The most important part about this phone is Hancom Office, and the new S Note&S pen features… if you have no care about these new advantages over the Note 3 that’s fine, just know that you’re not a part of the market whom Samsung is catering their Note series for.

  • ZxyLady

    I keep reading that the Note 4 does, in fact have a 64 bit processor.

    • taron19119

      Its don’t

  • volvoV70guy

    I’ve been thinking about going back to Android from WP, and I was waiting for this announcement. I’m not switching. I don’t get how people can pay the monstrously high prices for these very poorly-made devices. I’ll keep using Android on my cheap tablet, I guess.

    • Not1Not2Not3

      You’re in denial…

    • ceegii63

      I have a 1020 and a Nexus 7 4g, I got my Wp8 and android fix, would have been awesome if wp had chromecast support but the N7 is awesome enough for may chromecast

  • sinnerofa10shun

    Definitely getting this when it comes to T-Mobile.

  • Winnt64

    How about going UnCarrier and not including all the BloatWare…..

    • AcemanX AcemanX

      what bloatware? lol you mean the few apps it came with i never use on my note 3 and never get in the way? their plan is the best out there, unlimited unlimited, no throttles, no caps, no overages…first month i had it 2 years ago I downloaded 64GB in the first month alone lol

    • Paul

      You mean the apps I uninstall after I root my device? Never worry about that stuff.

      Uncarrier is coming next week so keep your pants one.

  • Boogie15

    Nope, I am happy with my One Plus One! $349, unlocked, 64G.

  • big dong

    does this water proofed?

    • Not1Not2Not3

      No ip67 certification on the Note 4. If you want that, go with the S5…

  • Discuss

    You can bet i’m getting this on launch date. Like I did for the Dream G1, GS1, GN2

  • mingkee
  • skittle

    So what will be the “approximate” full price on this beauty? $700 plus?? Legacy JUMP plan ready and waiting :)

    • skittle

      Ah, changing my guess to $799. Either way JUMP will asorb the shock :)

  • Bill Smith

    Not 64bit, no usb3, I’ll pass.

  • Philip

    Can I get this any quicker? This is too dam slow! Iphone 6 is already selling next week!

    • Moni

      I know! I don’t understand it at all. How do you have an event for your product and then customers still have to wait another month! Apple will already have the jump on the phone wars while we are still waiting…

  • Moni

    I want this phone now! I don’t know why we still have to wait another month for it to come out. They should have released it a week after their live event. Apple is already taking pre-orders and then releasing the phone the following week!

    I know the Note will crush the iphone 6 anyway, but I just wanted to at least have it before Apple lovers got their paws on their new phone. lol