Note 4 and Gear S comes to India!
Samsung India has just launched their upgraded version of their flagship Note series tablets. The new Galaxy Note 4 will be proving the worth of the Samsung’s flagship heritage with an unrivalled Galaxy mobile experience.
The amazing 5.7 inch Quad HD, i.e., 2560 x 1440 p resolution Super AMOLED display is capable of reproducing images even clearer with deep contrasts and better viewing angles. The response time of the display is short as millionth of a second. The user experience is brought to an all new level by the easier multi-tasking; users can easily access apps with full, split and pop up screens along with the facility to easily change the dimensions and positioning of the apps with intuitive swipe gesture. The Note 4 comes with a whopping 2.7 GHz Quad core processor which is sufficient to process almost anything when it comes to heavy apps. Coupled up with the processor is a 3 GB of RAM which was expected out of this flagship device. A 32 GB of on board storage has also been provided along with the facility to expand it with the micro SD card slot to up to 64 GB. On the connectivity part the device has 4G (LTE Cat 6 300/50Mbps), 3G (HSPA＋ 42Mbps), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2×2 MIMO), GPS / GLONASS / Baidu, NFC, Bluetooth® v 4.1 (BLE,ANT+), IR LED (Remote Control), USB2.0, and MHL 3.0 The flagship device is equipped with an advanced 16 MPix camera featuring Smart Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) that counter-balances camera shake and automatically extends exposure time in low light settings. Some amazing features like Selective Focus, Rear-cam Selfie, Beauty face, Virtual Tour Shot and many more are also fabricated into the amazing camera. The front facing camera is of 3.7 MPix with an f/1.9 aperture and default 90 degree shooting. The Wide Selfie feature for the front camera allows users to capture selfies covering angles up to 120 degrees, by seamlessly stitching additional parts around you. The heart rate monitor which sits on the rear side of the phablet can be tapped to snap a selfie. The device of course runs on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat. Special S Pen optimized features like Air Command (Action Memo, Smart Select, Image Clip, and Screen Write), S Note, Snap Note and Direct Pen Input are also present in the device. As far as the sensors are concerned the Note 4 comes with Gesture, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope, RGB, IR-LED Proximity, Barometer, Hall Sensor, Finger Scanner, UV and Heart Rate Monitoring. Dimensionally the device spans about 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5mm and weighs just 176 grams. All of the hardware is powered by a massive 3220 mAh battery. Samsung has also laid emphasis on the battery life of the Galaxy Note 4 so as to ensure that the users enjoy the host of features without interruption. The Adaptive Fast Charging feature in the Galaxy Note 4 charges the battery from 0% to 50% in 33 minutes, which is 44% faster than conventional charging. The Ultra Power Saving Mode complements the fast charging by ensuring that users don’t run out of power when they need it most. And to top it off, the Galaxy Note 4 consumes less power than its predecessor, thus increasing the battery life by 7.5%. The Note 4 has a new sleek and stylish Galaxy design language which features a premium metal frame with fluid curvature that seamlessly blends with the device display. The soft-textured back cover gives the device a luxurious finish while also providing a comfortable grip. The Note 4 also comes pre-loaded with support for 14 regional Indian languages including Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Gujarati, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya and Assamese.
Samsung also introduced their upgraded wearable the Gear S. The new wearable has a beautiful curved design which is equipped with independent 3G Voice plus Data SIM connectivity and can therefore independently handle all your communication needs including calling, texting, chatting and e-mailing over both 3G and Wi-Fi. The platinum plated bezels, multiple watch dials and replaceable color straps appeal to the fashion vistas. Despite its look, Samsung has not compromised at its functionality at all. A personal workout partner, coach and motivator, Gear S helps you set and achieve your health and fitness goals. Users can access charts and track their workouts and progress. It even tracks your sitting time, reminding you to get up and stretch or go for a walk to keep your activity level up. Gear S comes with multiple sensors to help you, including a heart rate monitor, Gyroscope, Barometer and a UV sensor that warns you when the UV index is too high. The Gear S confirms to IP-67 standards, thereby making this unit splash-proof and resistant to dust. Gear S has an ultra power saving mode, which when enabled, helps you get extended usage time. Input mode is simple, composing emails and writing text from the QWERTY and 3×4 keyboards, or use voice recognition for hands-free convenience.
Apart from the two mind boggling products, Samsung also introduced Gear Circle which stylish enough to complement your wardrobe and durable enough to outlast your toughest workouts. This neckband’s innovative and intuitive magnetic closure has ear buds that control your calls / music simply by attaching/detaching; the audio experience is awesome as enhanced by Samsung HD technology.
Samsung also introduced My Samsung Rewards which is a program created to engage and reward Samsung Galaxy users. The program offers rewards on purchase of chosen devices such as Note 4 and Alpha in addition to customize upgrade incentives and lifestyle privileges. The rewards are powered by Payback, India’s largest multi brand loyalty coalition; which also gives current payback members the opportunity to redeem their points on Samsung Galaxy purchases. The program is accessible on an integrated mobile app and the rewards are redeemable directly at POS at retail outlets, making it a simple and hassle free experience for consumers.
As far as the pricing and availability is concerned, Samsung has put a price tag of INR 58,300 (MOP) and INR 61,500 (MRP) on Note 4 and for Gear S it is INR 28,900 (MOP) and INR 29,500 (MRP) respectively. Galaxy Circle will be available for Rs. 8,500 and no word on availability. Note 4 will available in 4 colours, that are, charcoal Black, frost white, bronze gold and blossom pink. As part of its introductory offer, Vodafone is offering up to 2GB of data per month for subscribers who are not active on data packs. Subscribers with active data packs will get up to 1GB per month for two months. This offer will be activated in 48 hours on first Vodafone SIM inserted in Galaxy Note 4 before 30th April 2015.