Samsung Unveils Galaxy Note 4 in India for INR 58,300

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Quite close on the heels of its global launch, Samsung has unveiled its flagship smartphone – Galaxy Note 4 in India at Rs 58,300. The company is going to make Galaxy Note 4 available on 17th of October, exactly the day on which Apple’s latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are also set to reach Indian shores.

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.

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Speaking at the launch of Galaxy Note 4, Asim Warsi, VP, Mobile and IT, Samsung India, said, “This launch highlights our commitment to deliver iconic and differentiated products. The new device exhibits people inspired innovation with its unique combination of an enhanced S Pen, large and vivid display and superior productivity features to provide the most refined Galaxy experience to our customers.

Galaxy Note 4 has a 5.7-inch display and comes in four distinct colors – Charcoal Black, Frost White, Bronze Gold and Blossom Pink. Keeping in mind the customer’s need for better display, Samsung has also increased the display resolution in Galaxy Note series, from Full HD (1080x1920p) in Note 3 to QHD (1440x2560p) in Note 4.

Powering Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is a 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, which is one of the most powerful mobile chip in the world as of now. Galaxy Note 4 comes packed with 3GB RAM and the only storage option now is 32GB, with support for 64GB microSD cards for more storage.

Keeping the interest of end customer’s in mind, Samsung is going to make available its latest in Galaxy Note 4 through its offline as well as online channel partners in India. “Our primary objective is to make sure that customers get the benefit and that is why we are going to make this product available through our set of online partners as well as our traditional partners, including Samsung Cafes and stores,” Asim Warsi added.

S Pen and S Note Reinvent Everyday Tasks

​Making everyday tasks much faster and easier, the Galaxy Note 4’s S Pen has been specifically evolved to serve as the primary interface for routine tasks. This new S Pen offers a much more authentic pen experience, with a more natural brush effect that perfectly emulates writing on paper with a fountain or calligraphy pen. The S Pen serves as the key to a more user-friendly Air Command functionality with intuitive features such as Action Memo, Smart Select, Image Clip and Screen Write that allow users to create and collect content with ease. A new Smart Select feature enables users to easily piece together content from different origins, and share or collect it with ease.​

​The Galaxy Note 4 also provides users with a choice of multiple, seamless note-taking methods integrated with Samsung’s S Note application. In addition to typing and writing, the innovative Photo Note feature allows users to take a picture and convert the image into editable format within the S-Note. They can also further unleash their creativity by jotting down their thoughts quickly with the Voice Memo.

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Premium Yet Functional Design

​The Galaxy Note 4 introduces a new sleek and stylish Galaxy design language. The device features a premium metal frame with fluid curvature that seamlessly blends with the device display. The Galaxy Note 4’s 2.5D glass screen, inherited from the Galaxy S3, offers extra protection while perfectly complementing the device’s rich viewing experience. The soft-textured back cover gives the device a luxurious finish while also providing a comfortable grip.

Superior Battery Life

Samsung has 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%.

Value Added Features

​The Galaxy Note 4’s wide selection of enhanced essential features enables users to get even more from their mobile device. The Galaxy Note 4 comes equipped with multiple microphones and an improved speaker phone for better noise cancellation when speaking in loud environments. A built-in Voice Recorder offers eight directional voice tagging and a selective playback capability that allows users to isolate and listen to specific voices in a group conversation. The Galaxy Note 4 also offers an improved Fingerprint Scanner, to secure personal data and the world’s first UV sensor in a mobile device.​

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Gear S – A beautiful curved design with 3G connectivity on the wrist

The new Gear S redefines the wearable category in both fashion and functionality – it 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 futuristic curved Super-AMOLED display, Platinum plated bezels, multiple Watch Dial faces and changeable color straps make this the must have new style accessory. Users also have the option of buying Swarovski edition straps to endow ornamental refinery to the Gear S.

Defying its conventional watch-like size, the Gear S is big on functionality. GPS enables turn-by-turn navigation, guiding you to your destination like a tour guide.  You can access 3rd party apps, including the Nike+ fitness app, and use widgets to access your favorite apps quickly by just swiping right on the home screen. User can stay hands-free by using the S Voice.

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.

Gear Circle

The Gear Circle is 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 matchless as enhanced by  Samsung HD technology.

Introducing My Samsung Rewards

My Samsung Rewards 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 customised 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. Big data technology helps deliver customization of all rewards and privileges to give consumers the perfect reward for being on Samsung.

​Vernacular Language Support

The GALAXY Note 4 will come pre-loaded with support for 14 regional Indian languages including Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Gujarati, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya and Assamese.

Price, offers and availability

The Samsung GALAXY Note 4 is priced at INR. 58,300 while the Gear S is priced at INR. 28,900. The Galaxy Note 4 will be available in “Charcoal Black,” “Frost White,” “Bronze Gold,” and “Blossom Pink” in India.


TelecomDrive Bureau covers the latest developments happening in the space of communications, devices and innovations in targeted geographies of India, SAARC, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions.TelecomDrive Bureau is headed by Zia Askari. He can be reached at ziaaskari@telecomdrive.com