Now that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is already on the market for a couple of months, the media’s attention is turning towards the next release of the South Korea-based phone maker: the Galaxy Note 4. After we’ve told you yesterday that Sammy’s next-gen flagship phablet will be underpinned by a Snapdragon 805 CPU, now we return with information of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date.
According to Asian outlet The Korea Times, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date has been scheduled for IFA 2014 in September. The same publication also revealed that Samsung will also bring the rumored Gear Glass and other wearables (most likely an Android Wear-based smart watch) at the Berlin-based tech fair, along with new curved OLED TVs.
Another source told The Korea Times that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be available in two variants: one with a standard flat AMOLED display and the other with a curved AMOLED display, aimed at the niche markets. This wouldn’t be the first Samsung smartphone with a curved display, as the company released the Galaxy Round late 2013. Early rumors suggested that the Galaxy Note 4 will arrive with a YOUM-like screen, bent over one of the smartphone’s edges. Anyway, Samsung officials confirmed in the past that the Galaxy Note 4 will have a new form factor, so the rumors seem to he checking out.
In terms of technical specifications, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is expected to arrive with a Snapdragon 805 SoC with four Krait 450 cores clocked at 2.7 GHz and Adreno 420 GPU, 3 GB of RAM, and an upgraded S Pen stylus. Recent reports indicated that the 16 MP ISOCEL camera that will equip the Galaxy Note 4 will receive an OIS module manufactured by Sony.
There are no details regarding the size of Galaxy Note 4’s screen, but all reports seem to agree that it will have Quad HD (2560 x 1440) resolution.
Unless Google decides to release a new Android version before the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date, the new Samsung phablet will most likely run Android 4.4.3 out of the box, of course customized with company’s TouchWiz UI.