2014 gave us the first smartphones with a Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display, but that’s not good enough is it? I am thinking 700+ ppi makes a lot more sense doesn’t it? Yup, I am talking Ultra HD baby, as in 4K. Well Samsung seems to agree as they are working on a 5.9-inch Super AMOLED display that will sport a resolution of 3840 x 2160 and a ppi of 746.
This is hardly surprising since Samsung did reveal a roadmap (above) during their Analyst Day last year. It does show an UHD display for sometime in 2015. If Samsung does pull this off, expect to see it on the Galaxy Note 5.
Overkill? Possibly, but with Samsung’s phones allowing you to display multiple apps at the same time on the display, it actually is utilized. It means that you could shows 4 pop up apps on the display at the same time giving you a resolution of 960 x 540 (qHD) for each app. Displaying 3 apps at the same time would give you 720p each. So you see, you do need it
source: Phone Arena
Come comment on this article: Samsung working on a 5.9-inch 4K Super AMOLED display for next year’s Galaxy Note 5
This year, Samsung and Famigo have built a strong partnership. The hardware manufacturer has pre-loaded Famigo software on its tablets already. And Famigo has pretty useful software for educational purposes. Now, the two companies are back at it again with the Galaxy Note 4. Only through the AT&T version of the Galaxy Note 4 will you find Famio pre-loaded.
The CEO of Famigo, Q Beck, was ecstatic regarding the app’s presence on the Galaxy Note 4:
The Note 4 promises to be one of the most popular and exciting Android devices of the year. With Famigo preloaded on the Note 4, parents won’t be the only ones to enjoy the phablet’s bigger screen. Kids can access curated apps, games and videos to learn and play anywhere, anytime. As more devices make their way into the classroom, the Note 4 will also be an excellent option for districts seeking to incorporate one-to-one learning experiences or bring your own device initiatives.
Hit the break for the full press release.
Famigo Continues Momentum on Android, Announces its Pre-Loaded on Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Partnership with Device Manufacturers Emphasize Ongoing Commitment to Providing the Best Available Education and Child-Approved Entertainment on Mobile
AUSTIN, Tex.—October 24, 2014—Famigo, an educational mobile app company, is now preloaded on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, one of the most anticipated Android devices of 2014.
The Note 4 ‘phablet’ is the latest device to feature Famigo pre-loaded. Other devices include Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 4, Galaxy Note Pro, HTC One M8 and LG G Flex. Famigo’s partnership with device manufacturers underlines the company’s commitment to provide the best available education and child approved entertainment to as many families and schools as possible.
“The Note 4 promises to be one of the most popular and exciting Android devices of the year,” said Famigo CEO Q Beck. “With Famigo preloaded on the Note 4, parents won’t be the only ones to enjoy the phablet’s bigger screen. Kids can access curated apps, games and videos to learn and play anywhere, anytime. As more devices make their way into the classroom, the Note 4 will also be an excellent option for districts seeking to incorporate one-to-one learning experiences or bring your own device initiatives.”
Famigo solves the problem of limited mobile options for children. It provides families easy access to the best available educational entertainment, with unique security features that make the mobile experience safer. Kids can choose from thousands of videos in Famigo TV that are sorted by age range, as well as access educational apps and games. Parents can use an optional child-lock to make the Note 4 a safer space for kids to learn and explore.
Children can use Famigo both inside and outside of the classroom, maximizing the benefit of the platform’s specialized educational content.
The preloaded version of Famigo is now available exclusively to AT&T customers in-store and online through AT&T’s website.
Famigo is the company providing a safer experience for children and families on mobile devices. The Famigo App ensures families and children receive only safe, Famigo Approved™ content on mobile devices and tablets. For more information, please visit http://www.famigo.com.
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Need to juice up that Galaxy Note? Keep an extra battery pack on hand or just replace one that’s on the fritz. This is a high-grade original equipment manufacturer unit, not a generic replacement. For just $11.05 (Prime eligible) you can keep that gigantic screen powered for hours to come.
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For a device that is going to be very limited at launch, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is going to be available in a lot of places. We already know it will be available through T-Mobile, and we’re pretty sure AT&T and US Cellular will be getting it as well, but according to a new FCC filing, it seems that Sprint will be getting Edge-y as well.
The new filing is for an Edge with the model number “SM-N915P” and offers support for Sprint’s network (LTE band 26, LTE band 41 and LTE band 25). It will be interesting to see how the device is received by consumers, and if Samsung decides to produce more of the unique handset. No word on stateside pricing, but judging by what we’ve seen overseas, it is safe to assume it won’t be cheap. Any readers out there going to try and get an Edge at launch?
Come comment on this article: According to a new FCC filing, Sprint will carry the Galaxy Note Edge
A week later than Samsung had originally planned, the new Galaxy Note 4 has today officially landed on UK shores. As far as we’re concerned, the 5.7-inch behemoth is the best big-screen phone you can get your hands on at the moment, with a gorgeous, pixel-dense display and all the power you can manage. And thanks to various software tricks, it’s not much of a chore to use one-handed, despite its beastly dimensions. Phablet fans waiting on the newest Note from the pioneer of the super-sized handset now have that all-important decision ahead: to buy or not to buy? Well, join us below as we investigate where you can get one, and how much of a dent the many options are going to make on your bank account.
|Cheapest contract (with upfront)||£15 (£460)||£38 (£99)||£25 on EE (£200)||£25 on EE (£240)|
|Cheapest contract (no upfront)||–||£49||£43.50 on Voda 4G||£46 on EE|
A new addition to the Galaxy Note series is usually a high-profile affair, and yet a couple of the big carriers are slightly behind the curve when it comes to updating their online stores with pricing and availability details. O2 is still listing the Note 4 as “coming soon,” while Vodafone’s keeping mum. We’d be surprised if both networks weren’t featured in the above table by the end of the day, but we’ve reached out to both to try and speed things up a bit. And by the way, if you’re after the flashy gold model, that’s currently exclusive to Carphone Warehouse customers.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was originally announced to be released on October 10, 2014 in a number of global markets, including the United Kingdom. However, a few days before the devices’ expected arrival, Samsung Mobile UK replied to a Twitter user that the UK release was being delayed until October 17th, coinciding with the Galaxy Note 4 US release. The company indicated that the change was due to “amazing interest and demand.”
On October 10, that information was confirmed on Samsung Mobile UK’s own twitter feed. The so called “amazing interest and demand” may be the result of Samsung moving the release date forward in Korea and other markets, allegedly to compete with Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. If current sales figures are being used as a projection, Samsung might think that gaining an extra production week now will help to meet a higher than originally predicted demand in two of its largest markets.
The ManDroid Daily is here gang, and hopefully your Tuesday is treating you well. The Galaxy Note 4 is seeing a tiny be of controversy that involves a gap in the design. The Note Edge doesn’t seem to be as gimmicky as we might have thought, and the OnePlus 2 is coming soon. Enjoy the Daily!
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Reports have surfaced about the Note 4 after it has launched in Korea that surround a gap that seems to be between the screen and the metal trim, large enough to be noticeable.
Whilst it seems that the issue is only affecting a few devices at the moment, Samsung actually addresses the issue in the manual for the Galaxy Note 4 under the troubleshooting section.
A small gap appears around the outside of the device case
- This gap is a necessary manufacturing feature and some minor rocking or vibration of parts may occur.
- Over time, friction between parts may cause this gap to expand slightly.
So whilst it seems only a few devices are reported to be problematic, it seems that it is actually a required manufacturing feature, and is actually a characteristic of the device.
Are you bothered by the gap? Drop us a comment below.
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With Apple having claimed to ship 10 million units over the iPhone 6 launch weekend, Samsung now feel the need to expedite the Galaxy Note 4 release in an attempt to compete with the device, which they see as a direct competitor.
Consequently, Samsung are speeding up the Note 4 launch and will start with South Korea by making the device available the day after the announcement, which is ahead of its October launch.
Currently this only affects South Korea so it’s unsure how this will play out in the rest of the world, but Samsung are expecting to ship 15 million units in just 30 days.
With such an ambitious goal, do you think Samsung will achieve this, and more importantly will it make a difference?
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Seems the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has received a rather well-timed set of announcements from all the major carriers. Some are a bit more up front and open about details than others.
T-Mobile will start pre-orders on September 24th at 9 a.m. Pricing is set at $0 down with $31.24 a month as your payment for 24 months.
AT&T is a little more convoluted in their announcement and availability, especially since they multiple purchasing options. They are the first to offer pre-orders though with the date being September 19th. That is tomorrow. With expected shipping on October 14th. They don’t go out of their way to say it will be launched officially October 17th, but rather that “Full retail sales will be announced at a later date.” I wonder if they are banking on pre-order to deplete stocks. Pricing will depend on you. Next 18 will be $34.42 per month and Next 12 will be $41.30 per month. A new two-year contract puts it at $299.99 and full retail is $825.99.
Verizon is about as forth coming with information as ever. Basically they don’t say much of anything in their news releases. What they do let us know though is that the Note 4 will be available for pre-order starting September 19th. Pricing offers up the same $299.99 two-year contract price as AT&T. They don’t offer the monthly details on the Verizon Edge program. Assuming they are pricing the device at $825.99 like AT&T, then on the Edge program is should be in the neighborhood of 41.29 for 20 months. That is just a guess though.
I heard from Sprint prior to thinking that I should think about the other guys. Sprint is putting the Note 4 up for pre-order on September 26th with a launch date set for October 17th. Pricing is $0 down and $30 a month for 24 months. However, they list the SRP at $720 (excluding tax).
None of them detail any color options. However, Samsung’s press release mentions Charcoal Black and Frost White. They also state that the Note 4 launches October 17th. While a few of the big guys above didn’t want to push that date out just yet. Samsung also tosses in US Cellular in their news, but US Cellular hasn’t published anything official yet. I think it is pretty safe to assume that they will be launching on the 17th of October also.
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