Samsung is always making sure that it doesn't ever fall out of the smartphone race with the likes of Apple or Sony always looking to get the better of it. And this is primarily done by the company by releasing smartphones at regular intervals.
Samsung's Galaxy range of smartphones have been a major hit all around the world with noteworthy names such as the Galaxy S4 or the Galaxy S5. But is that all the company has under its wing for all its fans?
With the Galaxy series ever-growing, the company has also been maintaining a great track record with its notable phablet offerings that come with the Galaxy Note series of handsets. And the next one, the Galaxy Note 4, as it seems, could be just around the corner.
We have seen numerous leaks and rumors related to the phone arriving in the past few months. However, the amount of leaks generated via the device shows that Samsung will indeed release it soon.
So before anything "official" happens, we are taking a look at the top rumors for the new smartphone. What can you expect from the device on release? We take a closer look at the top 5.
While the original Note sported a 5.3 inch screen, the Note 2 showed up with a 5.5-inch display, with the Note 3 pushing things to 5.7 inches. So going by the apparent increase in sizes, it's only natural that this one will sport more screen space.
Reports have repeatedly stated how the Galaxy Note 4 should come with a 5.9-inch display, and that it will match up to the likes of HTC One Max and LG G Pro 2. Yet nothing has been made official. But keep in mind that the Note 4 could indeed arrive with a larger screen.
Numerous reports have claimed that the Galaxy Note 4 might have a curved screen, although nothing related to the previously released Galaxy Round. But this one might just offer curved edges with zero bezel visibility.
In fact, a previous Samsung patent has shown a device with a curved, multi-sided screen with everyone tagging it as the next Note. But we still need solid proof to believe so.
If we are lucky enough, Samsung might just have planned a camera upgrade for us with the new Note. A previous ET report had even claimed that Samsung is developing a 20MP sensor for the device, and is due for release in the second half of the year.
For the record, while the Galaxy Note 3 has a 13MP camera, the Samsung Galaxy S5 has just a 16MP sensor. And if the rumors go true, the Note 4 might emerge out of the blue with the best ever camera Samsung has ever offered.
Here's some bad news. There are rumors abuzz stating how the next Note phablet might even cost more than the new Samsung Galaxy S5. The Galaxy S5 has been currently priced at Rs. 35,189, and we are guessing the price will shoot up as soon as the Note 4 comes to life. We suggest you save up!
Apparently Samsung mobile chief Lee Young Hee previously told Bloomberg that it would be launched in the second half of 2014, while the Korea Times says that it has been told the Note 4 will arrive at the IFA show in Berlin. And seriously, we don't know who to believe.