Wednesday, May 28, 2014

How to Put and Play MKV with DTS Audio on Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Do you want to know how to transcode and convert MKV with DTS sound to play on Galaxy Note 3? This article will explains how to play MKV with DTS file on Galaxy Note 3 with quickest and easieast way.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will launch with a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920×1080, a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 quad core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage with a microSD slot, a 13MP camera, and a 3,200 mAh battery. It’s a beast of a phone, and its S Pen active stylus makes it even better. I got one now and I do like this phone a lot but I watch videos (football) on my phone a lot and I just want the bigger screen.

Generally speaking, your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will have no problem in reading the video and audio formats listed in the following table.

* Video Format Containers: MP4, AVI, MKV, 3GP, WMV and FLV
* Audio Formats: MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, AC3
* Playback/Recording: 1080p Full HD@30fps, 720p HD@30fps

However, there is no information about the .mkv video file or the DTS audio support. If you would like to play MKV videos on Galaxy Note 3, you may need to convert the MKV file to something that is within the Galaxy Note 3’s compatibility to handle, such as MPEG-4/H.264 MP4 format. Here is how.

Free Download and install the App: Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate.It works well in converting MKV DTS videos to Galaxy Note 3 supported video formats. The program is easy to use and produces excellent results. Conversion speed seems fine and the converted videos look decent on  Galaxy Note 3  as original. Just download it and follow the steps below to realize the way getting MKV mvoies with DTS Audio to play on Galaxy Note 3 smoothly. The Mac version is iMedia Converter for Mac.

Step One. Add MKV videos to Galaxy Video Converter Ultimate.
Click "Add Video" icon to add your source mkv videos, or drag-and-drop them directly.

Step Two. Choose target video format.

Click the format bar and choose output format for Galaxy Note 3, here “Samsung > Samsung Galaxy Note(*.mp4)” is a good choice, which is a format specially designed for Galaxy Note 3 with perfect HD video quality.

Step Three. Customize video specs. (Optional)

Click "Settings" to open profiles settings window. Here you are able to customize video size, bitrate, frame rate, sample rate(Hz)…all the specs can be fixed manually. A personal tip: the higher bitrate you choose, the better video quality will be; and you will get videos in larger size.

Tips: DTS to AC3 5.1 Availability - Set advanced video and audio settings.

Click on "Settings" button, and the following window will pop up, which enables you to adjust video and audio parameters including codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, etc. Here you set Audio codec as AC3, and adjust Audio sampling rate and Bit rate to fit your player. By the way, 5.1 sound is available in "Channels". I find that bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.

Step Four. Start Conversion.

Go ahead and click "Convert" button to get MKV with DTS Audio to Galaxy Note 3 conversion started. After a while, you can find the generated file for Galaxy Note 3 quickly via "Open" button.

Now sync the converted mp4 movies to Galaxy Note 3 for convenient playback. In this way, you can enjoy your favorite MKV with DTS Audio on your Galaxy Note 3 wherever you are.

More Tips and Solutions:

1. For hard-coding MKV subtitles, just choose desired language from the drop-down box of “Subtitles”.

2. Having trouble with MKV Audios? Refer discussions of converting MKV DTS to AC3 for solutions.

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Friday, May 23, 2014

How to Extract/ Rip Audio from DVDs to Various Audio Formats for moving to Samsung phones?

In this article, you will learn how to extract/rip audio from DVD to Samsung phones readable mp4 format for smoothly playback. 

I want to take music off some of my concert DVDs, so that I can enjoy these amazing songs on my Samsung phones. I know that there is some software that can do this job, but I have no clue which software to choose, can you suggest one trusted tools for me?

I like "Forzen" DVD movies and I love the song "Let it go" so much. So I prefer to rip it off for repeatedly enjoying on my Galaxy Note 3 or I may burn it on CD to enjoy a high quality DVD music playback. Please help me!!!

While the copied music from DVD discs maybe not compatible with your Samsung phones, like Galaxy S, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy NotePro, etc., so to solve the problems above, you need to convert DVD video and extract the audio from it to playable mp4 file for Samsung phones in advance.

To perform this conversion, I just need a powerful DVD Ripping app as assistant. I dear to say, Pavtube DVDAid the ideal DVD converting tool. It can easily convert DVD videos to Samsung Galaxy series, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy NotePro supported MP4 in high quality with simplest and reliable workflow. With it, you can easily extract songs from DVD and convert the DVD audio to various formats including MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, OGG, MKA, AC3, AMR, AIFF, AU, FLAC, M4A, MP2, FLAC, WAV and WMA. If you are Mac users, try DVDAid for Mac.

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Get a free trial and follow the guide to convert DVD to MP3/M4A format for Samsung Phones

Step 1. Free download Pavtube DVDAid, install and launch the program.

After running Pavtube DVDAid, just click "Load disc" button to load source .DVD files.

Step 2. Select MP3/M4A as output format for playing

Move your cursor to Format and choose "Common Audio>MP3 – MPEG Layer-3 Audio(*.mp3)" or "M4A - MPEG-4 Audio(*.m4a)" as below:

As listed above, there are several presets for other audio format; just choose one as your needs.

Step 3. Adjust audio specs and trim audio length (optional).

If you are not satisfied with the default audio quality, just click the "Settings" icon and choose wanted audio settings including sample rate, bitrate and audio channel.

If you only want to extract one clip that contains background music from DVD, you can click "Edit" icon. On the “Video Editor” Window, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip video, trim, add effect, reset, and adjust volume.

The "Trim" feature allows users to decide where to start and where to end when converting the selected clip, so that unwanted segments will be cut out after conversion.

To set your audio length, please switch to "Trim" tab in “Video Editor” Interface and follow any of the methods below:

1. Drag the control sliders to include the segment you want to remain.

2. Click the left square bracket to set start point, and click the right square bracket to set end point when previewing the video.

3. Input specific values to “Start” and “End” box.

Trim frame by frame

Pavtube DVDAid offers "Previous Frame" and "Next Frame" options for users to select frames and trim accurately.

Step 3. Start converting DVD to MP3/M4A.

Now back to the main interface and hit "Convert" to convert your DVD files to MP3/M4A format. It will start batch conversion automatically one by one. Wait for a while during the progress; after it completed, click "Open output folder" to locate the converted audio file.

Ok, now your audio from DVD disc has been converted to MP3/M4A which is perfect for listening on Samsung phones or do further steps to burn it on CD for enjoying.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Pavtube Release a New Site - with Product Migration and Name Change


Aiming to improve customers' experience and product improvements, Pavtube Studio recently launched its new official website -

Along with the new website, Pavtube has migrated its all BD/DVD Copying & Ripping software products to the new site with some brand new names, fantastic discounts waiting for you:
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Monday, May 19, 2014

Mac Tips: Transfer MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, MPG files to Galaxy S5 easily

Have problems playing MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, MPG videos on Samsung Galaxy S5 with Mac OS X? This tutorial will show you the simple solution to fix the problem. 

Samsung had something to prove with its latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S5, which was unveiled this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The battery is larger, the screen bigger and brighter, the processor quicker and the design altered. The first thing many people will notice is the display of Galaxy S5, bumped up to 5.1-inch, 432ppi display with a resolution of 1080×1920. All these features make S5 a great media player for watching movies on the go.

But the truth is that the S5, same as its predecessor, only supports certain specified video formats such as MPEG4, H.264, etc, you would met problems playing movies formatted in .mkv, .avi, .vob, .tivo, .mpg on Galaxy S5. And it could be due to one or more of the following reasons:

- Unsupported codec (e.g. AC3)
- Huge file size (that exceeds maximum 4GB file size)
- High bitrate (e.g. camera footage taken at 18-25mbps)
- Unsupported video format (e.g. *.vob format)

If you want to avoid the MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, MPG video playback issues with Galaxy S5, an easy workaround is to convert them to Galaxy S5 compatible formats. Now follow this article; you will learn how to accomplish this easily within a few clicks on Mac.


Here I'd like to introduce iMedia Converter for Mac, a very easy-to-use BD/DVD/Video to Galaxy S5 converting program which comes with flawless video quality and quick conversion speed. It integrates many presets for Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy S, as well as Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S3; many other presets waiting for you to pick up. The Windows version is Galaxy S5 Video Converter Ultimate.

Tutorials: How to transcode MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, MPG to MP4 for Galaxy S5 on Mac?

Step 1: Run this Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac as Mac Galaxy S5 Video Converter Ultimate; add videos.

You can choose to import videos or the entire folder by clicking the top left two icons.


From the drop-down list of Subtitles tab, you can choose the desired language you want to show in converted movie. You are allowed to choose audio track as well. (Read more: Subtitle FAQs)

Step 2. Choose format.

Click "Format" drop-down list and choose "Samsung -> Samsung Galaxy S III Video (*.mp4)" as the compatible MP4 preset for Galaxy S5 with best video quality.

Step 3. Customize video specs (Optional).

Click "Settings" to free change video resolution, bitrate(quality), frame rate and other settings. Note that if you need to get videos in smaller size (especially when you own a 16GB model), you are suggested to turn down bitrate settings; the generated video size could also be found in this window.

Step 4. Start Conversion.

You can hit the big red "Convert" to start converting MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, MPG videos to MP4 with best video settings for Galaxy S5 on Mac. After the conversion, click "Open output folder" in the conversion window, or "Open" in main interface to quick locate the converted video.
Now, you can transfer MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, MPG videos to Galaxy S5 for smooth playback on Mac without any problem. Enjoy your digital life!

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Convert 1080p/720p SD/HD Videos to Galaxy TabPro 10.1/8.4

Summary: This guide helps you to easily transfer 1080p/720p SD/HD Videos (MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, MPG, WMV, MOV, M4V, VRO, FLV, F4V Videos) to Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.1/8.4 in best video quality.

Samsung's tablet range is growing, with the company adding a new top-tier of Android slates, the Galaxy Tab Pro line, including the new Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2, the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 and the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, intended to be just as at home creating content as they are consuming it. Samsung’s Galaxy tablet portfolio redefines what a tablet can do.

Play 1080p/720p SD/HD Video on Samsung 10.1"8.4'' Galaxy TabPro is Most Awesome

From some aspect, Samsung started off by manufacturing stunning displays. The Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 has a 12.2-inch display with a 2560 x 1600-pixel resolution. The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 and Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 offer similar specs under the hood. The 10.1 and the 8.4 have the same super sharp display resolutions as the Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2.

Just imagine how fun it is to watch MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, MPG, WMV, MOV, M4V, VRO, FLV, F4V Videos videos on Galaxy TabPro 10.1/8.4 with your families and friends even if they have poor eyesight.

In the following text, we will introduce respectively the best video converter ultimate to convert 1080p/720p SD/HD Videos for Galaxy TabPro 10.1/8.4 tablet watching.

How to convert 1080p/720p SD/HD Videos to Galaxy TabPro 10.1/8.4?


Download a free trial version and follow the steps to enjoy MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, MPG, WMV, MOV, M4V, VRO, FLV, F4V on  Galaxy TabPro 10.1/8.4.

Step 1. Import source videos to Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate.

Install and run the best Video to Galaxy TabPro Ultimate Converter on your computer. Add videos in the following two ways:

a. Click “Add video” button to choose video files from your hard drive for converting
b. Directly drag the videos to Video Converter Ultimate.

Tips: To save your time, you can add multiple video files for converting at a time since batch conversion is well supported.

Step 2. Choose presets for Galaxy TabPro 10.1/8.4.

Click the “Format” list to check all the profiles, select "Samsung Galaxy Tab H.264(*.mp4)" from   "Samsung" option for playing on Galaxy TabPro 10.1/8.4 perfectly.

Or you can key in “galaxy tab” in the little search box to get all the presets specific for Galaxy Tab:

Step 3. Edit video and customize specs before conversion. (Optional)

You can edit these videos before conversion by clicking the pencil-like icon on the top. Some of the source video such as MXF/MTS/MKV could be interlaced which is not good for playback; in this case you can check “Deinterlacing” in Effect tab to get perfect progressive HD MP4 videos. Trim, crop, edit audio, add srt/ass/ssa subtitles and 3D effect are all supported in this edit window.

Back to main interface, you can click Settings to free customize video size, bitrate(quality), frame rate, sample rate and other specs.

Step 4. Start converting all Videos for Galaxy TabPro 10.1/8.4.

Click the red “Convert” to start converting MKV/AVI/VOB/Tivo/MPG/WMV/FLV/F4V to Galaxy TabPro 10.1/8.4 MP4.

Wait for a few moments, and you can click “Open output folder” to locate the converted video quickly. Now you can transfer videos to your Galaxy TabPro 10.1/8.4 for entertainment.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Pavtube 2014 Mother’s Day Special Deal: 30% OFF ByteCopy for Win/Mac

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Good news: 2014 Mother’s Day is just around the corner, have you got something unique and special for Mom? A bunch of flowers? It droops easily. A Mother & Baby Pendant, a bracelet, or a pair of earrings? Sounds nice but first you have to pick out the right style. LOL. Anyway, they can be easily lost too. So this Mother’s Day, let’s give mom a super surprise!

To thanks for your faithful support during the past years, Pavtube now offer 30% off ByteCopy, 40% off Ultimate Converter and 40% off DVD Ripper as 2014 Mother’s Day specials for your beloved Mom. It starts from May 8th to May 12th, five days in total. Time-limited! Never Miss these promotion items!

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A magic Blu-ray/DVD ripping software (Pro version), it’s not only capable of ripping Blu-ray/DVD to desire formats (MP4, MOV, M4V, TS, MKV, AVI, WMV, MPG, VOB, etc), but also offer a Multi-track preset to enable you backup movie to lossless MKV or MP4/MOV/ProRes with multiple audio tracks and subtitles, so that you can free choose wanted languages during playback. Now start watching your favorite BD/DVD discs with your deal mom.

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It has outputs for almost all the mobile devices, so you can start getting DVD movie library ready for your various Apple/Android/Windows Tablets and Smartphones like Kindle Fire HDX, iPad Air, Galaxy Tab Pro, Galaxy Note Pro, Galaxy S5, Google Nexus 7, Google Nexus 10, Nexus 4, Google Nexus 5, Sony Xperia Z2, Surface 2, Surface Pro 2, etc... This is definitely a good gift for frequent travelers. If you already bought a tablet or a smartphone for your mom, begin your journey with wonderful movie entertainment.

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Best Video and Audio Formats Supported by Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 series

This guide introduces what video formats can be playable on Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, so that you can watch videos with best settings on Galaxy Tab 4 in high video quality.

Samsung was expected to unveil its Galaxy Tab 4 series at the MWC 2014, but it didn't happen. Now, however the company has taken care of that and has officially announced its new thinner and lighter Galaxy Tab 4 series consisting of three devices - Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 and Galaxy Tab 4 10.1. It’s really an enjoyment to watch movies videos everywhere with such a comfortable tablet with large display.

However, Galaxy is somehow picky at file types so that you cannot put your every video to it directly. If you have no idea about the Galaxy Tab media format issue or are wondering about the best settings for a video to be put on Galaxy Tab 4, here is a detailed solution for you.

Part 1. Galaxy Tab 4 series supported file format

First, let’s see some detailed data from Samsung.

Supported Video Audio Formats for Galaxy Tab 4

* Video Format Containers: MP4, AVI, MKV, 3GP, WMV and FLV
* Audio Formats: MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, AC3
* Playback/Recording: 1080p Full HD@30fps, 720p HD@30fps

Part 2. Recommended software to convert media to MP4 with best settings for Galaxy Tab 4

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is an all-in-one solution to transfer Blu-ray, DVD, all kinds of media files to best video for Galaxy Tab 4. It integrates the optimized presets for different models; so what you need to do is simple find your device model listed, then click “Convert” in one go.
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(Mac version is renamed as: iMedia Converter for Mac)

Part 3. How to take advantage of this all-in-one Video to Galaxy Tab 4 Converter

Step 1. Import media files & Discs.

Click the top left icon to import Blu-ray/DVD disc, folder, IFO or ISO files; click the second icon to add video files. Or you can drag and drop videos to it directly.

convert video to samsung galaxy tab s

Step 2. Choose format.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate has preinstalled the best settings for Galaxy Tab 4; so things are much simple.

Just click “Format” drop-down list and choose “Samsung > Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Video(*.mp4)” accordingly. The preset is specially designed for Galaxy Tab 3 but the output videos could fit on Galaxy Tab 4 perfectly.

choose samsung galaxy tab s supported video format

Step 3. Customize video specs (Optional).

Click “Settings” to free change video resolution, bitrate(quality), frame rate and other settings. Note that if you need to get videos in smaller size (especially when you own a 16GB model), you are suggested to turn down bitrate settings; the generated video size could also be found in this window.

For those who want to burn subtitles to it permanently, click “Edit” on top to enter video editor windows; switch to “Subtitles” tab and you can browse to load your *.srt/*.ass/*.ssa subtitles manually.

Step 4. Start Conversion.

You can hit the big red “Convert” to start converting Blu-ray/DVD/HD Video files to MP4 with best video settings for Galaxy Tab 4. After the conversion, click “Open output folder” in the conversion window, or “Open” in main interface to quick locate the converted video.

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Release Date, News and Rumors

As inevitably as summer follows spring the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will follow the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

The Note 3 came out last year and the Galaxy S5 has already broken cover, so it seems safe to assume that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will arrive before too long.

So far news and rumors about the device are pretty slim on the ground. We expect they'll pick up steam once the dust has settled on the Galaxy S5, but we have heard a few things, from the possibility of a 64-bit processor, to a curved screen and more.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date and price

So when will the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 be released? Apparently Samsung mobile chief Lee Young Hee told Bloomberg that it would be released in the second half of 2014, while the Korea Times claims it has been told the Note 4 will arrive at the IFA show in Berlin.

The previous three Galaxy Note smartphones were announced in the first week of September at the IFA show in Berlin, so there's a fair chance we'll see the new one then too.

There's been absolutely nothing about the price yet, but this is a premium phone so expect it to be at least £550 / $800. Better start saving.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 screen

First up, screen size. The original Note rocked 5.3 inches, the Note 2 showed up with a 5.5-inch display and the Note 3 pushed things to 5.7 inches.

Going by this logic the Galaxy Note 4 should come with a 5.9-inch display, which would see it match the HTC One Maxand LG G Pro 2, while still falling short of the 6.4-inch Sony Xperia Z Ultra.

Samsung's done well with Super AMOLED, but there's a suggestion that it might ditch the technology for the Galaxy Note 4 and use PLS LCD instead.

A report by ET News claims that Samsung is "considering" using the technology in future as it could apparently cut costs by as much as 20% by doing so. But Samsung is apparently only considering it in any case, so there's hope for Super AMOLED yet.

A more positive potential change is that the Galaxy Note 4 might have a curved screen, but not in the way we've seen on the Galaxy Round. Instead the bulk of the display would be flat but it would curve off at the edges so that there'd be no visible bezel.

This particular rumor stems from a patent filed by Samsung late last year, which shows a very Note-like device as the subject.

Surprisingly that rumor is gaining some steam, as ZDNet Korea is reporting that the Galaxy Note 4 might have a flexible display and that "industry insiders" claim it will have a three-sided screen, presumably allowing you to read notifications and the like from side on.

A new Samsung patent also shows a device with a curved, multi-sided screen and interestingly it looks as if certain apps or on-screen buttons, such as camera, email, settings and the back button will be lined up down one of the sides, giving you easy access to them without taking up valuable screen real estate on the front of the phone.

If this pans out then it will be a big change for Samsung's phablet flagship, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

As for the resolution, nothing's known yet, but with 2K (Quad HD) displays starting to emerge we wouldn't be surprised if one found its way onto the Galaxy Note 4, especially as it's likely to be one of the few phones with a screen big enough to benefit from it.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 power

So far Apple is the only mobile phone maker that's using 64-bit chips, but Samsung is set on joining the party. Kyushik Hong, vp of marketing for Samsung's LSI business told CNET that Samsung is "very actively working" on 64-bit right now.

So, while we didn't see one in the Galaxy S5 there's a chance that 64-bit chips might make their Android debut in the Galaxy Note 4.

The Note series is usually where we see a bump up in RAM from Samsung, and with the Note 3 packing 3GB we could well see the Galaxy Note 4 rock up with a tasty 4GB under the hood.

Both the Note 3 and Galaxy S5 sport the Adreno 330 GPU, which leaves the door wide open for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to enter the fray with a beefed up graphical processor - could this be the best gaming mobile to date?

Samsung's Note smartphone family
Galaxy Note | Galaxy Note 2 | Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 camera

The Galaxy Note 4 might be in for quite the camera upgrade, as a report from ET News claims that Samsung is developing a 20MP sensor, due for release in the second half of the year.

With the Galaxy Note 4 also due to be released later in the year it seems a prime candidate to benefit from the lens.

The Galaxy Note 3 only has a 13 megapixel camera and even the Samsung Galaxy S5 has just a 16 megapixel sensor, so the Note 4 could be Samsung's best camera phone yet.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 operating system

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will almost certainly run the latest version of Android, which is likely to still be Android KitKat.

Presumably it will also be overlaid with some version of Samsung's TouchWiz interface, likely to be very similar in form to the new version which adorns the Galaxy S5.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 chassis

Samsung is still banging the plastic form factor drum with its latest flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S5, arriving clad in the not-so-premium material.

With this is mind we're not holding out too much hope for an all-metal body on the Galaxy Note 4, although Samsung has reportedly promised a "new form factor" for its next phablet offering.

We'd put money on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 being dust and water proof (or at least resistant). It's a key feature of the Galaxy S5 so it's unlikely that Samsung would remove it for the Note 4.

Besides which Samsung has reportedly ordered a large batch of High performance In-Mold antennas, which are easy to waterproof. They weren't in time to be used in the Galaxy S5 but Samsung must be planning on using them in something, so the Galaxy Note 4 seems likely.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 wirerless charging

Wireless charging is starting to pick up steam but it's yet to hit the big leagues. That could all change with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 as ET News reports that Samsung is working on an improved resonance charging solution.

Magnetic resonance charging is a kind where the device doesn't even need to be in contact with the charger, so it could have some extremely versatile applications.

There's no confirmation that Samsung's take on the technology will make it into the Galaxy Note 4 but according to the report it might be ready to go by the middle of the year, which would make the Galaxy Note 4 a good test bed for it.

S Pen improvements

It's the S Pen which makes the Galaxy Note series standout from the rest of the supersized smartphone crowd and with every iteration we see Samsung upgrade its capabilities in some way.

The inclusion of a stylus with a fully touchscreen smartphone is still a little hit and miss, but we're coming to accept the S Pen and the additional features it provides.

The S Pen's handwriting feature could be getting a whole lot more useful, asa patent shows it being used to launch applications.

The image filed with the application shows it being used 'call mom' by, well, writing 'call mom' on the lock screen, but it's easy to see how it could be used to open apps, send text messages and more.

What we'd like to see

As rumors are pretty thin on the ground at the moment here are a few things that we'd like to see from the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

1. A premium build

Samsung has stubbornly refused to move away from plastic handsets and the faux-leather of the Galaxy Note 3 just doesn't cut it.

The perforated skin of the Galaxy S5 is a little better but we want to see a truly premium design from Samsung. Something which would make even HTC and Apple look twice.

2. Less bloatware

Sometimes less is more and that's a lesson which Samsung could do with learning. A cleaner, stripped back interface with less half baked features and more focus on the important things would suit us fine.

Or the option to just hide/delete any of theunnecessary apps like you can in HTC's Sense overlay - it's not much to ask.

3. A better battery

Samsung is leading the way with battery technology and the Galaxy S5 in particular looks like it should have a lot of staying power, but there's still room for improvement.

It might not be realistic to expect all week battery life from the Galaxy Note 4 but we want it to at least be able to last several days of moderate use between charges.

4. A QHD display
We're seeing smartphones boasting 1440 x 2560 resolutions over in China, but on screens ranging from 4 to 5 inches the improvements aren't exactly easy to see.

The big winner when it comes to Quad HD (also dubbed 2K) displays are phablets as their increased screen size makes the result appear a lot more impressive - and let's face it, we'd all much rather watch a movie on a Note rather than an iPhone.


5 essential Galaxy S5 Tips and Tricks

The Galaxy S5 is starting to spread out a bit now, challenging the HTC One (M8) for the favorite flagship title right now. The S5 may be outselling the M8, but the Xperia Z2 hasn't hit the market yet either, so here's a few tips and tricks for your Galaxy S5 to make sure you've got it running at peak performance in the face of some stiff competition.

Switch to list view in settings

The first time I saw the new TouchWiz settings menu I couldn't believe just how unwieldy and long it was, making it quite difficult to actually find what you want in the endless rows of irregularly color-coded round icons. The first thing to do is switch this icon view to the still-long but much better list view.
Turn on Power Saving Mode

If this isn't one of the first things you do when you get a new Galaxy device, it should be. First though, you want to familiarize yourself with the two power saving modes the S5 comes with. Ultra Power Saving Mode is an extreme case, road-trip, long-day, no-power, emergency-situation option that will largely cripple your S5's functionality in order to drag out lots more battery life. But it is not ideal for everyday use. The regular power saving mode is more reasonable, but you might want to enable background data and perhaps turn off grayscale mode to get the recipe just right for your needs.
Use Samsung's Toolbox

I'm a big fan of multitasking apps and hover features, as some of you will know, so it's probably no surprise that I think Samsung's clever little floating bubble, Toolbox, is great. Toolbox gives you quick access to your favorite apps from any screen and is a nifty little feature that everyone should be using. Just head into settings and turn Toolbox on, then drag the little triple dot bubble around to keep it out of your way, or tap it to open your favorite shortcuts.

Set up the finger scanner properly

Even though you might not have guessed it from my recent video on the S5's finger scanner, it actually does work relatively well if you just know how to set it up properly. What you want to do when you register your prints is hold the phone exactly as you would when you unlock it, so you swipe your thumb down sideways over the home button. This means the print the device registers is actually the one you'll be using to unlock it and not some awkward version that requires two-handed unlocking. 

Get your freebies

You may have forgotten that when the Galaxy S5 was about to ship, Samsung revealed the bonus that every S5 would include 500 USD worth of premium app subscriptions. Sure, more Samsung bloatware may not be your thing, but if you've got free access to some premium services why not take advantage of it while you can. If not permanently, just to have a look and see if you think it is worth the extra dough.