Early Samsung Galaxy Note 4 specifications emerge?

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 back closeup

With the Samsung Galaxy S5 having been announced back at Mobile World Congress and set to launch on April 11 across the world (including Canada), rumours are starting to turn to what Samsung could have in mind for its next Galaxy Note phablet. China’s China Mobile News is off to an early start with a report that lists a number of Galaxy Note 4 specifications it expects to see when it is unveiled, likely at IFA 2014 which will run from September 5 to 10 in Berlin this year.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will reportedly come with a WQHD (2560×1440) display. The Samsung Galaxy S5 was widely expected to sport such a display but it ended up with a Full HD (1080×1920) one instead. Should rumours of a premium variant of the Galaxy S5 with a WQHD display (the SM-G906S perhaps?) turn out to be true, it would plausible to see Samsung follow it up with a similar display on the Galaxy Note 4. The report even goes on to suggest that there is a chance it could sport a UHD (3840×2160) display but that seems very unlikely.

The report adds that it will also be dust and waterproof. Not only have we heard this before, but Samsung has traditionally passed on many characteristics introduced on its Galaxy S models to its Galaxy Note ones. This one can be considered fairly certain.

Other features we could see on the Galaxy Note 4 include the ability to use handwritten gestures or notes to unlock it, a 64-bit processor, 4GB of RAM, up to 128GB of onboard storage, a battery with a capacity between 3600 and 3800mAh and a 20.7MP camera with OIS and 4K video capture. It would run on Android 4.5, assuming Google unveils it at Google I/O 2014 or soon after. There is no word on whether the faux leather back (seen above on the Note 3) will make a return.

While it all sounds plausible, the report does not reveal any sources for any of these specifications, not even the usual anonymous ones. For now, keep these specifications squarely in the rumour category and keep a healthy pinch of salt (or more) close at hand.

If the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 proves as popular as the Galaxy S5 in terms of rumours, it won’t be long before additional details surface.

Sources : China Mobile News // Redmond Pie