Samsung unveiled its flagship smartphone, Galaxy S5 earlier this year. But majority of geeks are still waiting for the other flagship device that the Korean giant is expected to launch sometime later this year: the Galaxy Note 4. And if some reliable tipsters are to be believed, the launch of the Note 4 is expected on September 3rd.
According to The Korean Times, which has got the scoop from none other than “executives at Samsung’s top-tier parts suppliers”, the phablet device is coming next month at an event which is slated to take place in Berlin.
We have had a good run of leaks that have previously suggested that the device would sport either a 5.7-inch screen, or a 5.96-inch display — however, recent leaks are supporting the former. The display which could be curved OLED and is pegged to complement a screen resolution of 2560×1440.
Apart from the display, we are also expecting a 64-bit Exynos 5433/Snapdragon 805 processor, and a 16MP shooter with optical image stabilisation. And as far as the pricing is concerned, we look at around $900.
Samsung was expected to launch the Note 4 at its 2014 IFA trade show in Germany. However, the apparent preponement is being credited to iPhone 6’s launch which is also rumored to happen in September or October.
For a refresh, the Galaxy Note 3 sported a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with full HD screen resolution. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 or Exynos 5 Octa 5420 (N9000) processor, coupled with 3 gigs of RAM, the handset ran Android JellyBean 4.3 out of the box. It had a 13-MP shooter at the back, and a 2MP camera upfront. The Galaxy Note 3 packed in 3200mAh of battery to run the device. It also had 4G LTE support.
Another reason why the rumored September 3rd launch date seems true because Samsung had unveiled Galaxy Note 3 on September 4th last year. Given the buzz that iPhone 6 is expected to make later this year, it doesn’t make sense for Samsung to delay the Note 4’s launch any further than that.