The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has yet to be officially confirmed by the Korean giant but with specs already out there on the web - 5.7inch screen, 4k resolution - its only going to be a matter of weeks before details are firmed up and the handset itself could be available by the end of September.
As ever, the specs look to be some of the best on the market and productivty fans will no doubt be clamouring to get their hands on the latest in Samsung's line of desireable phablets. And the company also has a new accessory in the works that sound pretty extraordinary.
Sammobile got word that an Ultrasonic cover is in the works for the Note 4. It would be capable of emittingultrasonic waves which bounce back from obstacles and help to guide visually impaired users. That's a pretty incredible use for a phone cover - certainly better than an S View window! - though there are quite a few caveats which the website heard about from their inside man:
"The Product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. This Product is a non-medical device.
It cannot replace a cane and should never be used as a mobility aid or substitute for any mobility aid tool. It must always be used in combination with a cane, a dog guide, or a human guide because, by itself, it does not provide information necessary for safe travel.
We strongly recommend you to educate yourself fully and abide by the operating procedures of this manual before your first use. Furthermore, we encourage you to train yourself with how to use the Product and be sure to have fully understood how the Product works correctly. We are not responsible for or liable for any misuse of the Product or incorrect interpretation of the Product manual. While using the Product in training, it is strongly recommended that you work with a sighted friend who can give you visual feedback, particularly when you work with more advanced skills.
The Product does not detect drop-offs. When doing exercises that require hand scanning, make sure that you use an area without steps or drop-offs, and without car or pedestrian traffic.
The Product does not provide the scope and detail of information obtained through vision and the coverage area/range may vary due to circumstances.
Users should always remove headphones from their ears when approaching and crossing intersections or when walking through areas that include business driveways, parking lots, or alleyswhere traffic might cross the path of travel.
For further warnings and disclaimers, please refer to the Product manual.”
We'll have more word on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 soon, likely at the companies IFA conference on the 3rd of September 2014.