Samsung’s Galaxy Note series has evolved significantly over the last three iterations, but like the Galaxy S it hasn’t yet broken out of Samsung’s trend of relatively cheap plastic and faux-chrome construction. This concept video showing off a radically redesigned Galaxy Note 4 looks great, and although it won’t actually happen, we can still dream.
The upcoming, although as-yet-still-unconfirmed, Galaxy Note 4 will almost certainly be the most powerful mainstream smartphone release of 2014, like the Note 3 and other Notes before it. We’re expecting a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 or 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, and probably at least 32GB of internal storage with the ability to expand via microSD.
One aspect that hasn’t been discussed extensively is the phone’s design. While it’s likely that Samsung will mimic the S5, wouldn’t it be nice if it made a radical departure from form and gave the Note 4 a nice moulded bamboo finish? The video below from My Gadgetic shows off a bamboo and ceramic phone which, with its curved back and sharp edges, actually looks a lot like the /”>LG G3.
Perennial gadget info leaker @evleaks has some interesting APKs that are allegedly shipped with the Galaxy Note 4 — some, like PhotoStudio, have WQHD suffixes that suggest the Note 4 will have a 2560×1440 pixel display; this isn’t especially surprising given that the smaller-screened G3 already has a beautiful, bright, detailed 1440p 5.5-inch LCD and Samsung’s own Galaxy S5 LTE-A has a 5.1-inch 1440p AMOLED screen.