A Pricey Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Could Have Increased Memory

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may cost well over $800.

With about three weeks left until the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 unveiling, some more details have trickled out, including its price, a hefty $800 off-contract, according to Indonesian retailer Erafone. On a product page for the Galaxy Note 4, the retailer lists the price for the dice as IDR 9,499,000, which equates to about $813.62.

This price easily falls in step with the typical pricing for Samsung Electronics Co.’s (KRX: 005930) Galaxy Note line. The Galaxy Note 3, for example sells for between $699.99 and $749.99 off-contract in th U.S. The price of Samsung’s devices can also vary depending on its memory capacities.

The retailer also lists prospective specifications for the Galaxy Note 4, many of which match up with features that have long been suggested for the device. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 features according to Erafone include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 or Samsung Exynos octa-core chip, a 5.7-inch QHD (1440x2560) resolution display, 4GB of RAM and 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB internal memory options, a 16-megapixel main camera with 4K video recording, optical image stabilization and dual-LED flash and the Android 4.4.3 KitKat operating system.

Most notable is the proposed 4GB RAM capacity, as most reports have suggested the Galaxy Note 4 may include 3GB of RAM. However, such an upgrade is possible; Samsung announced last December that it was developing 4GB RAM chips, detailing that the chips would be implemented into devices to release in 2014. RAM is essentially short term memory for electronic devices. Increased RAM capacities not only provide a memory boosts for smartphones but also deliver performance enhancements and improved energy efficiency. It is possible that an increased RAM capacity would support the high-resolution display proposed for the Galaxy Note 4.

Reports have indicated that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 could release on either Sept. 15 or Sept. 25. Samsung recently announced its Unpacked event for Sept. 3, where the Galaxy Note 4 is expected to be unveiled.

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