Sam­sung has done an unusu­al­ly good job of keep­ing leaks about the next Galaxy Note to a min­i­mum. We’ve seen sup­posed leaks of specs, but every­thing to date has been pret­ty pre­dictable, and there have been no leaked images of this phone.  Until today.


From the back and bot­tom, we see what might well be a met­al frame, rather than Samsung’s tra­di­tion­al met­al-look plas­tic, and a return to the faux leather back seen on the Note 3 and some of Samsung’s tablets, but with­out the fake stitch­ing. I have to say that this looks dra­mat­i­cal­ly bet­ter than the golf-ball effect dim­ples on the cur­rent Galaxy S5, and some­what more real­is­tic than the fake leather on Samsung’s ear­li­er devices. The charg­ing port appears to be micro-USB 3.0, which isn’t a sur­prise, giv­en that the S5 already offers  the faster charg­ing times and data trans­fer pro­vid­ed by USB 3.0.


The front shows us a pret­ty tra­di­tion­al look­ing Sam­sung device. The cor­ners are per­haps a bit less round­ed than on the Note 3. The top bezel, and pos­si­bly the bot­tom, strike me as small­er than those on the Note 3. If Sam­sung has man­aged to shrink the side bezels, too, the Note 4 could be a good bit small­er than the S3 while retain­ing the same screen size.

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There’s also been an alleged “leak” of the Note 4 box, with a pho­to of the sup­posed  Note 4 on the front, but to me it appears to be noth­ing more than a pho­to­shopped Note 3 box. The leaked box image does not include the shiny met­al edges shown here.

We should know more soon. Sam­sung is expect­ed to for­mal­ly announce this phone on Sep­tem­ber 3rd, and as that date gets clos­er we’ll prob­a­bly see more leaks.

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