Even though the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date is yet a mystery, more information about the next-gen phablet has been unveiled by one of company’s representatives.
In an interview with Reuters Senior Vice President of Samsung Product Strategy department, Yoon Han-kil, said that the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 will arrive with a “new form factor” in the second half of the year.
Such strategy will help the South Korean company attract even more customers, especially those finding Samsung’s design a bit dull. In fact, no one can blame them, as the last couple of Galaxy S and Galaxy Note generations only arrived with minor design tweaks.
More than half a year ago, even before the Galaxy Note 3 was launched, the folks at Sammobile revealed a Samsung patent (gallery below) that was hinting at a smartphone with a whole new design language. At that time, it was believed that the patent is about the Note 3, but, unsurprisingly the Korean company didn’t use the new design for last year’s phablet.
Given the claims of the Samsung representative and the design patent filed a year ago, we can assume that it was intended for the Galaxy Note 4.
Even though the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date we can make predictions based on Samsung’s previous releases. All three Galaxy Note generations were launched in the fall and I see no reason why Samsung would change the pattern. The Galaxy Note devices are aimed to bite off the market share of new iPhones, so the Koreans will want the Note 4 to be launched almost synchronized with the iPhone 6.
Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 2, and Galaxy Note 3 were all launched around IFA Berlin, the last two devices being unveiled two days before the German-based tech fair opened its gates for the public. Since IFA 2014 will debut September 5 this year, I’ll go ahead and guess that Samsung will announce the Galaxy Note 4 on September 3rd.
Hardware-wise, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is expected to be a monster. Our guesses? Quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, Quad HD (1440 x 2560) 5.9-inch Super AMOLED display, 3 GB of RAM, 3,400 mAh battery, and 16 MP rear-facing camera with phase detection autofocus, OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), and 4K video recording support.
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