Several recent rumors indicated the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may feature a QHD (1440 x 2560) resolution display, and now new reports claim the feature has been confirmed for the upcoming device.
Details about the Galaxy Note 4's display surfaced from several sources. The model number SM-N910, which has long been associated with the Galaxy Note 4, was recently discovered within the “Zauba” database that keeps track of imports and exports to and from India.
Supposedly being tested in India for research and development purposes, the SM-N910A, which many believe is the Galaxy Note 4 for AT&T, is described on the database as having a 5.7-inch display. Notably, previous reports suggested that Samsung Electronics Co. (KRX:005930) may retain the same display dimensions as the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, but the Galaxy Note 4 is expected to have a higher resolution display than its predecessor.
Enter a tidbit of information from Samsung's user agent profile, which lists product information for mobile phones and other devices. According to the profile, the device that corresponds with the SM-N910A model number will feature a display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution.
It could be a plus if the Galaxy Note 4 were to feature an unchanged display size but new display technology. This configuration would increase the pixel density of the screen, which would make images sharper and colors truer. The 5.7-inch Full HD display on the Galaxy Note 3 is 388 pixels per inch (ppi), but if the Galaxy Note 4 features a 5.7-inch QHD, it would have a pixel density of 515. Notably, Samsung is already marketing devices with a high-resolution display. Its recently announced Galaxy Tab S flagship tablets were the first devices to have the WQXGA (2560 x 1600 pixel) Super AMOLED display on the market.
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While the Zauba database and Samsung’s user agent profile do not officially confirm specifications for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, they have in the past accurately predicted some features on Samsung's flagship devices prior to their release.
Rumors also indicate that Samsung may release the Galaxy Note 4 in more than one design variant. According to the Korea Times, the curved-display variant of the Galaxy Note 4 may be available on a small scale in niche markets, while the mass-market version of the Galaxy Note 4 will reportedly feature a flat AMOLED display like the previous Galaxy Note models. This rumor has also not yet been confirmed, but we do know that the Korean manufacturer has been working with curved- and flexible-display technology for some time.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is expected to be announced on Sept. 3, which will likely be one of the press preview days for the IFA Expo, scheduled for Sept. 5-10.
According to tech informant Evleaks, the SM-N910, or Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be offered by the carriers AT&T (NYSE:T), U.S. Cellular (FRA: US7) and Sprint (NYSE:S) in a 32GB internal storage option.