It’s been almost a year since the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 debuted so it’s about time its successor is introduced to the world. Rumors regarding the next-generation Note phablet, known as the Galaxy Note 4, have been tickling our imagination for a while now but the last few weeks have brought a generous crop of details. Now we have a semi-official unveiling date which suggest that the Galaxy Note 4 might be announced on September 3rd. Samsung has just sent out press invitations to its UNPACKED 2014 event.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 UNPACKED 2014 event
As expected, the event will take place on September 3rd in Berlin at 2 pm local time. Actually, the invitation doesn’t say a word about the Galaxy Note 4 being announced on that day, but every clue we have managed to gather so far doesn’t leave virtually any doubt that this is what’s going to happen.
First, Samsung traditionally unveils its Note phablets every year at IFA so we can’t think of a reason why the company would change its schedule this year. Moreover, leaks and rumors regarding the Note 4 have significantly increased in intensity recently which usually is an indication that announcement is imminent.
Speaking of rumors, the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is said to pack a 5.7-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixel) display, a 4-megapixel front-facing camera, 16-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and an ultraviolet sensor. The phablet most likely will be available in two versions, one boasting a 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 805 processor and the other powered by an Exynos 5433 chip. Both are expected to come with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage on board and Android 4.4 KitKat will be the OS of choice.
The Galaxy Note 4 might not be the only device announced by Samsung at IFA. We have also been hearing a lot of chatter about a mysterious, extremely high-end Galaxy Alpha. The Note 4, however, might play a key role in defining Samsung’s future. The company was the first one to bring huge smartphones to the market and for a long time remained the leader in this sector. Apple’s plans to release a 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 6 certainly won’t make life easy for Samsung so it’s a good thing that the phablet will go official before Apple’s iPhone.