Samsung Galaxy Note 4 2014 Phablet : Seen In The Flesh! Check Out The Photos!

The Korean Giant has not confirmed if these purported photos of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 leaked online by GSMArena are accurate and to be believed but, off hand, I think these are pretty much it.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Looking at the shots, it appears the fourth generation Note phablet will don a design language largely similar to that of Samsung Galaxy Alpha, which features a metal frame and a removable plastic back plate. We can't confirm, though, if SGNote4 also has the same aluminum accent running down its sides or if it's just chrome-plastic like what's on Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Right now, I'm inclined to believe that it's real metal since the Korean company is already using that material anyway on another flagship release.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Compared to SGNote3's back plate which has a faux leather texture, the one on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes with this finish that - I think - kind of mimics the look and feel of rough granite. Also, notice the rows of speaker holes and the bands or cuts on the side frame of the handset, which are reminiscent of the metal-clad Apple iPhone 5S.

Specs-wise, the 2014 iteration to Samsung's best-selling stylus-toting phablet sports a Heart Rate Monitor and Finger Scanner similar to that of Samsung Galaxy S5 and a 5.7 inch display - just its predecessor - albeit its resolution is now QHD or 2,560 x 1,440 pixels versus just Full HD on the 2013 release. According to unverified 'insider reports', Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is equipped with a 2.7 GHz Quad Core Krait 450 and Adreno 420 based Snapdragon 805 chipset, 3 GB of RAM, an upgraded S Pen, 4K video recorder, and a 16 MegaPixel ISOCELL main camera.

No more curved screen like what was earlier rumored? Well, if these shots are for real, that rumor may pan out inaccurate. For me, it's alright since I don't really care too much about curved displays; I think they're terribly gimmicky.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Looks like Samsung has done away with the "nature-inspired" brown packaging in favor of this new light grey box with brushed-metal design.

Quoting myself in my earlier 2014 Samsung Galaxy Note 4 post, "I own a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and off hand, I'm not yet too keen on purchasing the upgrade. I think the specs are more or less gonna be the same; I mean, SGNote3's Snapdragon 800 SoC and 3GB of RAM are still more than capable of delivering a very smooth touch, gaming, and overall mobile experience. I also have the Samsung Galaxy S5 here and [while I think its camera is the best that Samsung has come up with in this device category], it's still nowhere near that of my Nokia Lumia 1020 or Sony Xperia Z2. If SGNote4 will have the same shooter, it ain't gonna be much."

After seeing these leaked photos of the actual device, however, I reckon it won't be too hard for me to have a change of heart about this release. I mean, the metal frame totally added a ton of pogi points to the phablet -- enough to make me want to, at least, check it out.