Samsung has announced two new smartphones in its Galaxy Note family; the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge. Both “phablet” devices are jam-packed with top-notch specs, and gorgeous screens as Samsung attempts to fight back against the rumored 5.5in iPhone.
On the outside, the Galaxy Note 4 packs a gorgeous Super AMOLED 5.7in display with a resolution of 2,560×1,440. The back camera has been upgraded to 16 mega-pixels, and the front camera is now a 3.7 mega-pixel camera. Coming in Charcoal Black, Frost White, Blossom Pink, and Bronze Gold, the Galaxy Note 4 features a metal frame giving the phone a more premium feel, though the back of the phone still features the faux-leather of last year’s model.
Under the hood, the Galaxy Note 4 is no slouch. Depending on the region and carrier, the Galaxy Note 4 will either come equipped with a 2.7GHz quad-core processor or a 1.9GHz octa-core processor. No matter who or where you buy the Note 4 from, the phone will be equipped with 3GB of RAM, come with 32GB of built-in storage, and have microSD card support.
The Galaxy Note Edge is an extremely different phone from the Note 4. The specs are nearly identical to the Galaxy Note 4, though the phone can be purchased with either 32GB or 64GB of built-in memory. It’s the design that is different. The Note Edge utilizes a curved display on the right side of the phone. According to Samsung, having the curve on the side of the phone makes it easy for users to access quick functions, view notifications and widgets without picking up the phone and looking at the screen. It will only be available in Charcoal Black and Frost White.
Both the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge are set to launch sometime this fall. Pricing has yet to be revealed.