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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launches in the UK

It’s Christmas day for fans of oversized smartphones as the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launches in the UK.

Having been formally unveiled during IFA 2014 last month, the 5.7-inch Note 4 is now available from a variety of UK retailers and network providers.

Although the iPhone 6 Plus rival is sure to have its fans, those looking to snap up the device on a SIM-free basis will have to overcome the hefty £629 price tag in order to enjoy the S-Pen lover sans-contract.

Sibling to the flagship Samsung Galaxy S5, the Note 4 has been bestowed with a market-leading array of specs.

With the phone’s 5.7-inch display benefitting from a QHD panel which offers a stunning 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, the handset is further enhanced by a speedy 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor and 3GB of RAM.

Pairing Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat OS with its own TouchWiz UI, Samsung has added a 3220mAh Lithium-Ion battery to the Note 4.

For the snap-happy out there, the phablet’s cameras have also been given a boost. The phone’s 16-megapixel rear-mounted camera is OIS enhanced while a secondary, 3.7-megapixel snapper sits up front.

As well as the handset coming in traditional black and white colour schemes, high street chain Carphone Warehouse is set to exclusively offer the phone in gold.

“Pre-orders for the new Samsung Note 4 have been off the scale and beaten all records for previous Note handsets fivefold, this looks set to be Samsung’s most popular Note yet,” an official Carphone Warehouse spokesperson said of the handset.

They added: “More customers than ever are enquiring about large screen phones and we’ve noticed that once they make the move they will rarely go back to a smaller handset.”

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