Samsung could be about to usher in significant design changes with the next-gen Galaxy Note, alleged leaked photos of the unreleased handset suggest.
Published by @evleaks associate TK Tech News, the snaps show a phablet with a much boxier, more squared-off look than earlier Note efforts. These have tended to share the rounded edges and pebble-like design language of the Galaxy S range.
The new aesthetic that's apparently been adopted for the Galaxy Note 4 actually nods somewhat towards Sony’s most recent Xperia handsets.
Ironically it also marks a turn towards squarer phone design at a time when its arch rival Apple looks set to return to a curvier, iPhone 3GS-style form factor for the iPhone 6.
But most attention-grabbing of all is that, according to TK News’s source, the Note 4 will be the “thinnest device in history”.
Sounds ace, no? Sure. However, before you get too excited, remember that this kind of slimming down often means the handset is taller as a result.
News of Samsung’s intentions comes amid revived rumours that the Note 4 could feature a flexible screen and the same fingerprint-scanning, biometric security technology as the Galaxy S5.
An eight-core processor is also mooted to be on board, as is a 20.7-megapixel camera alongside the as-yet-unseen ‘L’ version of Google’s smartphone operating system, aka Android 4.5.
As with previous years, it’s thought the Note 4 will launch at the IFA show in Berlin in September.
TK Tech News