Samsung holds dual Note launch, demos VR tech

Global smartphone leader introduces Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge, Gear VR

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Samsung holds dual Note launch, demos VR tech Samsung introduced a refreshed S Pen and a tweaked screen for the Note 4.
By  Stephen McBride Published  September 4, 2014

Samsung Electronics yesterday expanded its Galaxy Note range with two smartphone launches, the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge.

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The South Korean iRival introduced a refreshed S Pen and a tweaked screen for the Note 4. The 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560x1440) Super AMOLED display was designed to produce "clearer and more vivid images with deep contrast, better viewing angles, and response times as fast as a millionth of a second", according to Samsung.

​"Due to its large screen, the refined Multi Window feature is able to maximise the user's experience providing them with the key to easier multi-tasking," Samsung said in a statement. "Users can choose how they access their applications with full, split or pop-up screens, and easily change the size and positioning of apps on the screen with one intuitive swipe."

The camera system has also been upgraded for the Note 4. The 16-megapixel rear-facing camera features a Smart Optical Image Stabiliser designed for counter-balancing camera shake and automatically extending exposure time in dark settings. It is complemented by a 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera with f1.9, which offers a default 90-degree shooting angle and up to 120-degree wide angle for group selfies.

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The Note 4's supplementary features include a Fast Charging facility and Ultra Power Saving Mode. It also comes equipped with multiple microphones and an improved speaker phone aimed at better noise cancellation when speaking in loud environments. The Note 4 also offers an upgraded Fingerprint Scanner and a UV sensor, said to be the world's first to be embedded in a mobile device.

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