Samsung recently unveiled its newest phablet, the Galaxy Note 4. The biggest improvement over previous versions is the phone’s aluminum frame, which continues trend a started by the Galaxy Alpha. Hopefully, this means we’ll see more of Samsung’s future releases encased in metal, too. The Note 4 also has a removable back, which means you can carry a spare battery in your pocket to make sure you get a full day’s worth of use out of the device. The Note 4’s screen is the best-ever in the series, as is the rear-facing camera. For selfie lovers, the front-facing camera now works better in low light and added a “wide selfie” mode to help get more of your friends in the frame. The phone also comes with a fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor, just like the Galaxy S5, and added a new UV light sensor on the phone’s back. Samsung hasn’t announced a price yet, but look for the Note 4 to be available from all major wireless providers this October.

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