Samsung Galaxy Note 4 coming with a flexible screen, premium metal body


bmt134

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Can't wait. Still survivng with the Note 2. Will be interesting to compare the larger iPhone 6 to Note 4.
 

RMXO

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I can't wait either but hope the rumor of UV ray detection is untrue.
 

spinedoc77

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Ok if it's a curved display like the video, where it curves off of the edge then that looks pretty neat, especially if that stays on independently for alerts and information. If it's a truly flexible display that would be sick, but I highly doubt that technology is ready for mass production, hopefully I'm proven wrong.

In terms of the metal body, I've actually gotten quite attached to the faux leather of the Note 3 and would hate to see more weight, lack of removable back, antenna slots etc that a metal case may bring. I would have no issue if they kept the same back and may prefer it, but I'll wait and see what Sammy comes up with.


Still VERY excited for this phone, I'll be first in line. I love my Note 3.
 
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Oohara

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Wait, is it a flexible screen or a curved screen? A flexible screen is a huge marketing gimmick, utterly useless and if anything detrimental to this thing fitting into my pocket.

I really hate how the word "flexible" is being used wrongly these days. The phone is NOT flexible, it's preformed into a curved shape that is in no way flexible.


EDIT: Ok if it's a curved display like the video, where it curves off of the edge then that looks pretty neat, especially if that stays on independently for alerts and information. In terms of the metal body, I've actually gotten quite attached to the faux leather of the Note 3 and would hate to see more weight, lack of removable back, antenna slots etc that a metal case may bring. I would have no issue if they kept the same back and may prefer it, but I'll wait and see what Sammy comes up with.

Still VERY excited for this phone, I'll be first in line. I love my Note 3.
Flexible as in bends-instead-of-breaks would be pretty handy. I can't see them risking the Note series on something as niche as a curved screen.
 

BoxerGT2.5

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Didn't the S5 have rumors swirling around with a "premium metal body" and it was released with a faux perforated leather back that resembled a POS '88 Pontiac's interior.
 

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Can't they curve it the other way like their new TV's :)

I didn't mind the back on my S5 when i had it, didn't need a case. If they make it metal it will be slippery and scratch like 5S and M8, and will be HUGE if you have to case it.
 

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I'm I the only one who doesn't want QHD displays on phones?

All I see are negatives: less performance (until the new Snapdragon arrives), less battery, totally unnecessary (1080P in my Nexus 7 2013 looks perfect, so why would it be necessary on a smaller screen?), can't really see a difference compared to 1080P, etc.

Manufacturers should focus on improving the displays, not making the resolution higher. We need better viewing outdoors, not more pixels.

Anyway, considering how good the SGS5 camera is (the best one IMO right now), adding OIS should make it even more superior to the rest.

Also expecting the new SGS5 back cover, but I'd also hate for it to be water resistant, having that USB cover that's really annoying to handle.
 

0dev

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Didn't the S5 have rumors swirling around with a "premium metal body" and it was released with a faux perforated leather back that resembled a POS '88 Pontiac's interior.
I'd believe it this time. Sammy have already announced the Galaxy Alpha which has a metal body and they fired their designer after the S5 so things will be changing in their new releases.

This Note 5 is sounding very interesting, I'd be interested to see just what kind of practical implications this flexible display will have.
 

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I'm I the only one who doesn't want QHD displays on phones?

All I see are negatives: less performance (until the new Snapdragon arrives), less battery, totally unnecessary (1080P in my Nexus 7 2013 looks perfect, so why would it be necessary on a smaller screen?), can't really see a difference compared to 1080P, etc.

Manufacturers should focus on improving the displays, not making the resolution higher. We need better viewing outdoors, not more pixels.
So, you don't believe that development of displays is driven by competition betweens brands/consumer demand for better specs, which means pushing the envelop in both pixel density and display evolution?

And while I do understand your gripe, this Quad HD display is a step forward in that evolution to better displays. Of course, the display I am waiting on (the Quantum Dot LED display or QD-LED) is coming and high PPI display design demand is making that possible. If you haven't researched QD-LED displays, you'll be amazed at how bad it makes current screen tech look.
 

Cnasty

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I'll never buy another Samsung phone ever again after the disaster of the Note 3.

Touchwiz+Samsung=bad business

But there are plenty of people that love their Note 3 and wish them well to the Note 4.
 

0dev

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What was exactly wrong with the GN3? With the 3gb of RAM, it never lagged.
TouchWiz on the Note 3 is pretty buggy from what I've heard. I had to flash CM on my friend's Note 3 because it was so unreliable on stock.

For me it's a given, any Samsung phone I buy will be flashed with CM. Samsung hardware good, Samsung software bad.
 

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I'll be honest and say I don't believe the rumours about a flexible screen in the slightest.

Perhaps it will have a partial metal body - real chrome bezel - but I would still expect so w plastic

2k screen likely
3gb ram yes

But I can not see a cat in yells chance it would need a flexible screen and if anything incorporating one would reduce yield and create production difficulties which Samsung are not going to want going up against a 5.5" iPhone.

The 2k screen will be enough of a differentiator (along with s-pen) over the reported res of the 5.5 iPhone 6.

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TouchWiz on the Note 3 is pretty buggy from what I've heard. .
I believe only some carrier variations since 4.4

International & Global variations didn't have the issues reported since 4.4 and indeed in my own experience it was the most stable and smooth Touchwiz experience.
 

0dev

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I believe only some carrier variations since 4.4

International & Global variations didn't have the issues reported since 4.4 and indeed in my own experience it was the most stable and smooth Touchwiz experience.
My friend was complaining of bugs on an international (UK model) Note 3.
 

spinedoc77

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TouchWiz on the Note 3 is pretty buggy from what I've heard. I had to flash CM on my friend's Note 3 because it was so unreliable on stock.

For me it's a given, any Samsung phone I buy will be flashed with CM. Samsung hardware good, Samsung software bad.
I've not found any bugs in my use, well aside from the ones due to Android itself which are consistent across any Android phone I use. There is minor lag at times though. Just replacing the launcher does wonders.