Korean technology giant Samsung has commenced sale of its latest and premium smartphone Note 4 for 699 euro (about Rs. 56,000) including taxes in Germany.
"Samsung Note 4 is for 699 Euro. It includes taxes," a Samsung sales representative told PTI at company's branded outlet in Berlin's prominent shopping mall KaDeWe.
At 699 euro, Note 4 has become most expensive smartphone from Samsung's stable.
The phone is expected to be available globally in October and is to be launched in a phased manner.
Samsung has sought to make its Note series a higher premium phone with stylus from renowned pen maker company Mont Blanc. The low end digital pen model for Note 4 is priced at around Rs. 9,600 (120 euro) and the high end Mont Blanc stylus model is priced at about Rs. 32,800 (410 euro).
The Galaxy Note 4 has 5.7 inch display similar to that is present in Note 3 launched in October last year. The screen display has moved to advanced version Quad HD from Full High Definition.
This will give better viewing experience in terms of contrast, density of colours etc, the company says.
In the new Note 4, Samsung has incorporated multi-function feature on same screen which will allow users to use function like chatting on same screen along with reading as it happens on computer.
The Note 4 has 16 megapixel rear-facing camera and a 3.7 megapixel front-facing camera up to 120 degree wide angle shot.
Samsung representatives said that Note 4 has lower power consumption and increased battery life of 7.5 % compared to previous model. The battery capacity in Note 4 is 3,220 mAH compared to 3,200 mAh in Note 3.
The phone comes with features that can charge 50 % of battery in 30 minutes, they said.
Samsung has introduced snap feature in S Pen which come with Note 4 for writing on phone. Snap feature allows to select a portion of image or text on screen and share it with desired person through email by simply pasting the selected image or text on email or any other application that allows sharing of image or text.
According to research firm IDC, 301.3 million smartphones were sold globally in April-June 2014, up 25.3 % from 240.5 million units shipped in the same period last year.
Samsung accounted for over 25 % share.