Much-awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to hit Malaysian stands tomorrow

Much-awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to hit Malaysian stands tomorrow

KUALA LUMPUR - As more and more smartphone users clamour for large-screen devices, Samsung, the world's leading Android device maker, has launched its much-awaited Galaxy Note 4 phablet.

The Note 4, which goes on sale tomorrow, has a 14.5cm screen with a quad HD resolution that is even sharper than most TV displays.

"The Galaxy Note 4 introduces the most refined Note experience to date by combining all of the latest technology that users expect from the Galaxy range," said Samsung Malaysia Electronics Sdn Bhd president Lee Dong Yong during the launch yesterday.

The phone also comes with a stylus that the company calls the S Pen, which has been enhanced with better pressure sensitivity to mimic a real pen. For instance, pressing harder while writing will result in a broader stroke.

"With the introduction of the Galaxy Note series, we brought the age-old culture of pen and paper into the digital world," said Lee.

The Note 4 has a 16-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation and a front-facing 3.7-megapixel camera with wide-angle lens for group selfies.

The company also launched its Gear S smartwatch, which is expected to hit retail stores next month. It has built-in 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity to help the user stay connected even when the smartphone is not within range. Users can make and receive calls, as well as message directly from the smartwatch.

The Note 4, available in three colours, will retail for RM2,499 (S$972).

The first 100 customers who purchase the Note 4 tomorrow at participating Samsung Experience Stores and authorised dealers will receive a complimentary Gear Circle, a stylish necklet that functions as earphones.

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