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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has premium written all over it

The phone's 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen sets it apart from other such screens in the market

Written by Nandagopal Rajan |
Updated: October 15, 2014 1:59:16 pm
Samsung launches Galaxy Note 4 and Gear S in India The Galaxy Note 4 will sell at Rs 58,300 while the Gear S will be available at Rs 29,000 in India.

Samsung on Tuesday launched the Galaxy Note 4 flagship smartphone and the Gear S smartwatch in India underlining the premium tag of the devices. The Galaxy Note 4 is coming to India a month after its global launch at the IFA 2014 in Berlin. The Galaxy Note 4 will sell at Rs 58,300 while the Gear S will be available at Rs 29,000 in India. The Note 4 will be available from October 17.

The Galaxy pricing is premium, reiterating Samsung’s premium playing for the Note 4. It has not kept the price low to take on the competition from other flagship like the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus or the Sony Xperia Z3. It remains to be seen if the flagship phone will find favour with buyers this festival season. Both devices have higher MRPs, Rs 61,500 for the Galaxy Note 4 and Rs 29,500 for the Gear S.

Samsung is banking on the Quad HD screen, multi-window option and the new S Pen features to differentiate the Note 4 from rivals as well as the older Note 3 phone. In fact, the availability of full function stylus, the S Pen, is USP of the phone. There are no other phones that let you use a stylus with the ease of the Note 4. It now comes with better pressure sensitivity giving an experience as close to actual pen and paper as possible.

The Galaxy Note 4 also comes with smart charging that lets you charge till 50 per cent in 30 minutes. Also, the battery gives more despite the screen being more resource intensive. The phone will come with Swarovski covers, though Samsung did not announce the Mont Blanc covers and stylus for the India market.

The Gear S, meanwhile, takes the smart watch story to the next level by adding a curved Super AMOLED screen that wraps around the user’s wrist. It also has a SIM slot that, which means it can be used independent of at Galaxy device like in the earlier versions. The Gear S is based on Samsung’s new Tizen operating system. It too comes with Swarovski straps.

Everything you need to know about the Gear S

Samsung has also launched a rewards scheme for customers with a My Samsung Rewards app. Samsung has 180 million Galaxy users in India who will benefit from the scheme which has 60 member brands.

Samsung has not launched the innovative Note Edge and Gear VR in India. The company announced that the Edge Will be available at a later date.

Galaxy Note 4 key specs:

5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED (2560 x1440 pixels) display at 515 ppi pixel density with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS
1.9GHz octa-core (1.9GHz quad core + 1.3GHz quad core) processor
32GB internal memory expandable up to 64GB
Rear camera: 16M+ Smart OIS/ Fast AF, Live HDR(Rich Tone)
Front camera: 3.7MP + F1.9/ Selfie (90º), Wide selfie mode (120º)
3220 mAh battery (Fast charging)
S Pen
153.5 X 78.6 X 8.5 mm / 176g


Gear S key specs:

2-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (360 x 480 pixels) at 300 ppi pixel density
Tizen-based wearable platform
1 GHz dual-core CPU
4 GB internal memory , 512 MB RAM
300 mAh battery
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, HRM, Ambient Light, UV, Barometer
Dust and water resistant
39.8 x 58.3 x 12.5 mm

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