We were at the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 World Tour 2014 yesterday and we were mightily impressed by Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 4 4G+ and Galaxy Note Edge 4G+. The expansion of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy Note series certainly packs a punch and we anticipate that there will be a huge market demand for the new GALAXY Note 4 4G+ and Galaxy Note Edge 4G+.
On top of that, Samsung also unveiled the Samsung Gear S, the next generation smart wearable device that expands the smartphone experience to the wrist. The new Samsung Gear S delivers an up-to-date smart wearable experience with 3G connectivity and wearable optimised features to meet the evolving needs of consumers.
As there was so much information that were being disseminated during the event yesterday, we are going to make this blog post as concise as possible so that you don’t get information overload.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 4G+ Key Highlights
The Galaxy Note 4 4G+ introduces a new sleek and stylish Galaxy design language. The device features a premium metal frame with fluid curvature that seamlessly blends with the device display. A soft and textured back cover provides incredible comfort that makes it easy to control with one hand. The device not only looks beautiful, but offers a superior grip and enhanced durability. With an extraordinary 5.7-inch Quad HD SUPER AMOLED Display [2560 x 1440], the Galaxy Note 4 4G+ reproduces clearer and more vivid images with deep contrast, better viewing angles, and response times as fast as a millionth of a second, providing a tremendous viewing experience. There are 4 colours available; Charcoal Black, Frost White, Blossom Pink, and Bronze Gold.
The wide selection of enhanced essential features of the Galaxy Note 4 4G+ enables users to get even more from their mobile device. With the Fast Charging feature and Ultra Power Saving Mode, the Galaxy Note 4 4G+ charges from 0 to 50 per cent battery level in 30 minutes and ensures that users do not run out of power when they need it most by extending the remaining 10 per cent battery life with up to 36 hours worth of standby time.
The Galaxy Note 4 4G+ comes equipped with multiple microphones and an improved speaker phone for better noise cancellation when speaking in loud environments. A built-in Voice Recorder offers eight different directional voice tagging and a selective playback capability that allows users to isolate and listen to specific voices in a group conversation.
The Galaxy Note 4 4G+ also provides users with a choice of multiple, seamless note-taking methods integrated with Samsung’s S Note application that allows everyday tasks to get done faster and more easily. In addition to typing and writing, the innovative Photo Note feature allows users to take a picture of their handwritten notes on a paper or whiteboard, and then quickly and easily convert to an S Note for further editing. They can also further unleash their creativity by jotting down their thoughts quickly with Voice Memo.
Due to its large screen, the refined Intuitive Multi Window feature is able to maximise the user’s experience, providing them with the key to easier multitasking. Users can choose how they access selected applications with Full, Split or Pop Up View, and easily change the size and positioning of apps on the screen with one intuitive swipe.
What’s even more delightful is that the Galaxy Note 4 4G+ can be a fitness companion! With the Enhanced S Health app that leverages various smart sensors such as the pedometer, barometer, and heart rate sensor, it helps users to monitor, manage, and challenge their workout routines. It is also the world’s first mobile device to have an in-built UV sensor that helps users gauge the level of UV exposure.
The Galaxy Note 4 4G+ sports an advanced camera that is able to reproduce brighter and clearer images. The device is equipped with a 16 megapixel rear camera featuring a Smart OIS [Optical Image Stabilizer] that counter-balances camera shake and automatically extends exposure time in low light settings. In addition, a 3.7 megapixel front camera with f1.9 aperture offers a default 90° shooting angle and up to 120° wide angle so that users can take the best Selfie or Wefie shots.
Whether it is for the ladies or for the men, there are a whole range of accessories that complement the Galaxy Note 4 4G+.
For the fashionable ladies, the crystal back cover by Swarovski for the Galaxy Note 4 4G+ is a head turner
& for the men, the Mont Blanc Galaxy Note 4 Cover and S Pen might be quite intriguing.
Our Personal Opinion/Review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 4G+
We reckoned that the Galaxy Note 4 4G+ will be quite a hit with both the ladies and the men. For the men, the Galaxy Note 4 4G+ will definitely accomplish the most demanding tasks and for the ladies, the wide range of fashionable accessories that complements the Galaxy Note 4 4G+ will send them into a state of euphoria. Furthermore, the Galaxy Note 4 4G+ is equipped with 4G+ LTE Cat 6 connectivity and that allows users to browse the internet and download content at blazing speeds of up to 300Mbps! Watching videos online in full HD on the Galaxy Note 4 4G+ is never going to be the same again!
Pre-Order/ Registration of Interest for Galaxy Note 4 4G+
Registration of interest with Telecommunication Operators for the GALAXY Note 4 4G+ will commence from 2 October 2014 [today] at 12pm and if you are interested, you can visit the following links for more information:
You can also visit Samsung Experience Stores from 2 October 2014 during opening hours to pre-order the Galaxy Note 4 4G+ [without contract] by placing a $50 deposit per device.
If you have pre-ordered the Galaxy Note 4 4G+ at the selected Samsung Experience Stores and are early birds for the pre-order collection, you will be able to participate in the sure-win lucky dip and win prizes worth over SGD$126,000. You will also receive a free Extra Battery Kit and S View Cover, total worth SGD$146 [while stocks last], when you collect your Galaxy Note 4 4G+.
The Galaxy Note 4 4G+ will be available at SGD$1,088 from 11 October 2014 in Charcoal Black and Frost White at local Telecommunication Operators, major consumer electronics stores, authorized retailers and Samsung Experience Stores.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 4G+
Samsung’s relentless pursuit of the best in innovation through the optimisation of mobile technology and the user experience has led to the debut of the innovative and unique Galaxy Note Edge 4G+. Taking the Galaxy Note experience to the next level, the Galaxy Note Edge 4G+ provides users with a new way to access information, engage with their mobile device, and express their personality and tastes.
The Galaxy Note Edge 4G+’s unique curved Edge screen provides quick access to frequently used apps, alerts and device functionality. Users can also receive notifications directly on the Edge Screen while watching videos without interrupting their viewing.
Our Personal Opinion of Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 4G+
The Galaxy Note Edge 4G+ has a very similar specification as the Galaxy Note 4 4G+ except that the Galaxy Note Edge 4G+ runs on a 2.7GHz Quad Core Processor while the Galaxy Note 4 4G+ runs on either the 2.7GHz Quad Core Processor or the 1.9GHz Quad-Core [1.9GHz Quad + 1.3GHz Quad-core] processor.
From what we do know, the Galaxy Note Edge 4G+ will only be available in the fourth quarter of this year [between October to December].
If you are an early adopter of technology, the Galaxy Note Edge 4G+ might just be the phone for you. However, we personally prefer the Galaxy Note 4 4G+ over the Galaxy Note Edge 4G+ because we like our smartphone to be well protected and not have a curved Edge screen that is exposed.
Samsung Gear S
The Samsung Gear S with its display and flexible band, fits comfortably on the user’s wrist. Through 3G connectivity, the Samsung Gear S offers a new, powerful wearable experience and gives consumers the freedom to live their life on the go.
The Samsung Gear S features a 2-inch curved SUPER AMOLED display, providing a richer view with a beautiful and easy-to-use user interface. It allows users to read messages and notifications at a single glance with features such as conversation view and condensed font. The Samsung Gear S’s chic, curved design fits comfortably around the contours of the wrist, while its customisable screen options and changeable straps empower users to express their own taste and style.
The Samsung Gear S extends its communication capabilities to include 3G as well as Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi® connectivity, allowing users to stay informed with seamless notifications from social networks, calendars and applications even when away from their phone. It lets users instantly reply to incoming messages using the onscreen keyboard, or utilise enhanced S Voice functionality to ensure tasks can be completed immediately. Finally, with Samsung Gear S, people can seamlessly make and receive calls directly from their wrist, or get calls forwarded from their smartphones.
Like the Galaxy Note 4 4+, the Samsung Gear S is also a perfect health and fitness companion with more enhanced multi-sensors, built-in GPS, and Enhanced S Health features to help users maintain a healthier lifestyle. The Gear S also features advanced coaching functionality that helps keep users motivated to achieve their workout goals. In addition, applications such as Nike+ Running allow users to track their runs and stay motivated while on the move, without their smartphone. With IP67 rating [dust and water resistant] and a UV sensor, the Gear S is designed for users’ active lifestyles.
Our Personal Opinion/Review of the Samsung Gear S
In all honesty, we are extremely tempted to get the Samsung Gear S because it is very functional and useful! Packed with so many features, it allows users to stay connected even when they are away from their smartphone and that itself is a major plus point. Furthermore,
For those whom lead an active lifestyle, the Samsung Gear S is definitely the smart watch that you want to get! The Samsung Gear S will be available in Blue Black and White, from 11 October 2014 at SGD$498.