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Samsung announced Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge at IFA Berlin

Samsung announced Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge at IFA Berlin today. They are now official and ready to order on all major US carriers and in select countries worldwide. Why are there two of the new Notes? Because of design, of course!

The two Note devices basically have the same hardware construction but they differ in what concerns the exterior. Inside, we will find the following:

  • 2.7 GHz quad core processor/1.9 GHz octa core processor (depending on country and carrier)
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • Android 4.4
  • 32 GB internal storage plus a MicroSD card slot
  • 3.7 MP front camera and 16 MP primary camera in the back (with smart OIS)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has a 4.5” Super AMOLED display with a 2560x1440p resolution powered by a 3220 mAh battery.

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Samsung Galaxy Note 4

 

The Galaxy Note Edge has a 5.6” Super AMOLED screen at 2560 x 1440p resolution and a slightly smaller 3200 mAh battery. Both devices present fast charging which brings the battery from zero to 50% in under an hour.

The Galaxy Note 4 presents a new S pen and new software to seal the deal.

Note Edge
Note Edge

 

Edge presents an interesting visual aspect in what concerns the curved display. It is actually a curved portion which acts independent from the rest of the display and shows various notifications. It is pretty similar to the Samsung Continuum, a much older device coming from the back yard of the South-Korean monolith in the industry.

Galaxy Note 4 will show up in October whereas Edge has no official commercial release date yet. Pricing was not announced so far, but US carriers are all selling both devices except for US Cellular, where you can only find the Galaxy Note 4. 

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Source: SamsungMobilePress

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Sony unveils Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact and E3 at IFA Berlin

The IFA debuted in Berlin today and many many announcements were made. Some of them are the expected Sony devices and their unveiling which does include the devices we were talking about yesterday! The Z series is new again, with Z3, Z3 Compact and the Xperia Z 3 tablet all launched today.

Sony Xperia Z3, Source AndroidPolice
Sony Xperia Z3, Source AndroidPolice

 

The Xperia Z3 is a top of the line phone with a nifty 5.2” screen at 1080p, powered by a Snapdragon 801 processor helped by a 20 MP camera. The device is indeed slimmer, measuring only 7.3 mm. Its design is better than the previous model, with rounder curves and a square overall look. The 20.3 MP sensor has a 25mm lens with wide-angle support for bigger shots and the 4K video recording option allows access to over 12,500 ISO rating for low light, being much better than most DSLR cameras as well.

The Xperia Z3 will be available to the public sometime in the fall in silver green, copper and black variations and it will cost around $600-700.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

 

The Xperia Z3 Compact is the smaller version of the Z3 flagship which presents a similar design and hardware construction comprising the same Snapdragon 801 processor with a 20.7 MP camera. It does have a smaller screen however, making the 4.6” screen lower its resolution to 720p max. It presents the same Triluminous screen tech as Xperia Z3, which is said to illuminate each individual pixel.  It will be available in green, red, white and black.

Sony Xperia E3
Sony Xperia E3

 

For those who have no money to spare, Xperia E3 may just be the solution. The economic phone version from Sony has a 4.5” screen at 854x480p resolution and is powered by a low-level Snapdragon 400 processor with 1 GB of RAM. It has a 4 GB storage capacity with a microSD slot and a 5 MP primary camera. The battery is pretty large considering the rest of its construction (2330 mAh). The E3 will also have a dual-SIM version and it presents LTE support too!

Xperia Z3 Compact tablet
Xperia Z3 Compact tablet

 

Last but not least, the Xperia Z3 Compact tablet made an appearance at IFA 2014. The 8” tablet has pretty much the same hardware construction as the Xperia Z3 phone with a 1920x1080p resolution. The tablet itself has a thin frame (6.4mm) and a pretty lightweight body, weighing only 270g. It is backed up by a 4800 mAh battery.

In November, the Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact will be the first devices to get remote game access to Play Station 4. A mount to attach gadgets to the console controller will become available at the end of the year as well. The devices will become available to the public in the fall in japan after which they will become available worldwide. 

Source: Sony