Samsung Galaxy Note 3 successor is in the news again, with two different reports tipping its features and launch date.Sammobile claims that Samsung is testing features like 'Swipe to launch Motion Launcher', 'Aqua Capture', 'Multi Network for Booster', and 'Smart Fingerprint' for the Galaxy Note 4.
Aqua Capture resembles the Aqua Mode seen in Galaxy S4 Active handset that would enable users to click images underwater. This hints the Galaxy Note 4 will be more water-resistant than the Galaxy S5 (Review | Pictures).
Swipe to Launch Motion Launcher is another feature under testing that is said to be similar to Motion Launch seen on the HTC One (M8) (Review | Pictures). HTC's Motion Launcher lets users activate camera, wake up the device and do other tasks just by swiping in different directions on the screen.
Smart Fingerprint, as the name suggests, is said to be the modified version of the fingerprint sensor included in the Galaxy S5 smartphone, with additional capabilities. Multi Network for Booster is likely the same as the Download Booster feature on the Galaxy S5, which combines a Wi-Fi and cellular data connection, the report notes.
Android GS, via an insider from Samsung, adds that the alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet could be announced on September 3. The date isn't surprising given that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was launched on September 4.The report adds that the Korean smartphone maker will start sending invites for the event around mid-August.
Some of the rumoured specifications of the Galaxy Note 4 that surfaced earlier include 2K display (1440x2560); 64-bit processor; 4GB RAM; 20.7-megapixel rear-facing camera; 4G and dual-band Wi-Fi support, and 3600 or 3800mAh battery. Additionally, the Galaxy Note 4 is expected to come with Android 4.5, as well as a 128GB internal storage variant.
The device is also rumoured to sport the much-awaited flexible display technology by Samsung, tipped the Youm flexible OLED display.