Battle of Notes; Comparing Note 4, 5 and the rumored 6

Samsung Galaxy Note 4,5,6,7

Samsung is expected to unveil the newest installment of the Note Series, this year in August. Normally, the Note series has been going in a sequential. However, this year rumor has it that Samsung would be skipping Note 6 and naming its new beast as Note 7 so that it comes in line with the other Samsung flagship, the Galaxy S7.

In the following article, we will be drawing a comparison to the design and display of the Note 4, Note 5 and the rumors of the new 2016 Note.


The Note 4 measures at 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5mm and weighs 176g whereas the refined successor, Note 5 measures at 153.2 x 76.2 x 7.6mm and weighs slightly less at 171g. With the Note 5, Samsung tried to bridge the design difference between the Galaxy S Series and the Note Series and has quite possibly achieved that. The Note 6, on the other hand, is rumored to have IP68 approved water and dust resistance. Even though no rumors are around suggesting the dimensions of the new device but if past devices provide any hints, then it can be concluded that the device will feature and S-Pen Stylus and have the distinguishing rectangular look that is iconic to the Note Series. Rumors also hint that Note 6 would be offered in a dual-edge format only which would be a big change in design. Fingerprint sensors have been a part of both the Note 4 and Note 5, so it is safe to say that the Note 6 would have a similar security feature implemented. Rumors have suggested that the Note 6 would impart an Iris Scanner for security. However, we aren’t convinced.


Note Devices have exceptional, power-efficient display panels crafted by Samsung itself and bearing the Super AMOLED quality. The Note 4 bears a pixel density of 515 with protection offered through Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 whereas the Note 5 offers the same pixel density while applying Gorilla Glass 4 for protection. Both the screens measure at 5.7 inches. This is expected to change in the Note 6. Samsung is expected to slightly increase the screen size to 5.8 inches while maintaining the same pixel density. This means that there would be, albeit unnoticeable, drop in the pixel density (501ppi).


The cameras on board the Note devices are sheer beauties. Both the Note 4 and 5 feature a 16 MP rear snapper. This is expected to drop down in Note 6 (12MP). However, in smartphones, camera quality isn’t dependent on megapixels.


Note 5 is powered by an octa-core chip, but it lacks expandable storage in the form of microSD, whereas the Note 4 is running the show with a quad-core beast and allowing expandable storage. Speculations have suggested that the Note 6 would be offering both an Exynos and a Qualcomm chip depending upon the region. No hints whether microSD slot would be making a comeback in the new device.
Needless to say, the New Note whether it’s labeled as 6 or 7 would be a powerful beast with incredible processing power and excellent user experience.

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