Samsung's current flagship phone, the Galaxy S5, hasn't been met with the same amount of excitement and positive feedback as previous handsets under the Galaxy series. Now that Samsung introduced the Galaxy S5 in the first half of 2014, the next big handset from the South Korean giant, could be none other than the Galaxy Note 4.
The tech world is already eagerly waiting for the much hyped Galaxy Note 4. Details emerging from within the company indicate that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 would have a unique form factor. In the meanwhile, a new report suggests that the purported handset is tipped to launch on September 3.
Reportedly, the manufacture will send out invites to the next Samsung Unpacked event sometime mid- August. According to a report from Android Geek , Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be announced ahead of IFA Berlin tech show. For the reminder, this year's edition of IFA will be held in Berlin, Germany during 5-10th Sep, 2014 in Messe Berlin.
Galaxy Note 4 Will Launch at IFA 2014
Earlier this year, Samsung mobile chief Lee Young Hee told Bloomberg that it would be launched in the second half of 2014, while the Korea Times claims it has been told the Note 4 will arrive at the IFA show in Berlin.
And with Apple likely to introduce the next-gen handset, dubbed the iPhone 6, in either August or September, it is being certain to see comparisons between the two devices. The previous generations Galaxy Note handset, the Note 3, wasn't been a huge hit. In that case, the success of the Galaxy Note 4 really matters to Samsung.
Rumors are already rife, that Apple is planning to launch the iPhone 6 in two versions: one with a 4.7-inch screen and the other with a massive 5.5-inch display.
It's no secret that the iPhone 6 is going be a huge hit, as Apple will finally offer a bigger display to better challenge the likes of the LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy S5 In anticipation of huge demand, Apple has reportedly ordered 90 million iPhone 6 units from Foxconn.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Tipped to use a Flexible display
The upcoming Galaxy Note 4 is expected to have a bendable display, and now a Samsung executive has confirmed that the company is at least thinking about it. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Samsung VP of mobile Lee Younghee confirmed that Samsung is thinking about a flexible display.
Earlier this year, ZDNet Korea first reported that an upcoming Galaxy device will come with a "bent" display, then a patent application revealed a purported device with a screen that curves around the side of a Note-type handset.
So far news and rumors about the Galaxy Note 4 have just started. We're still not closer to the official release date. In the meantime, GizBot have compiled top 5 rumors around the coming of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Happy weekend!
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 – Display
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - Rumor #1
The original Note 3 rocked a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display. Going by the latest rumor, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 should come with a massive 5.9-inch display. Samsung is tipped to use a plastic LCD display, instead of regular Super AMOLED display panel. Moreover, the display might be curved in nature, if one asked to believe at new reports straight out of South Korea. GSMArena, on the other hand, claims the Note 4 to pack a 5.7-inch QHD display (2560 x 1440 resolution).
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - Processor
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - Rumor #2
Not long ago, Kyushik Hong, Vice President of marketing for Samsung's LSI business told CNET that Samsung is "very actively working" on 64-bit right now. With the Note 3 packed 3GB of RAM, one could see at least 4GB of RAM on a newer device.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - Camera
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - Rumor #3
A report from ET News claims that Samsung Note 4 would feature a 20-megapixel rear-facing camera. The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a 16MP camera, so one should be optimistic about the Note 4's camera.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - Price
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - Rumor #4
An average flagship phone cost upwards of Rs. 50,000 (unlocked). The upcoming Note 4 is expected to come with a flexible display; this could mean phone might come at a higher price compared to the Galaxy S5.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - Software
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - Rumor #5
The Samsung Note 4 is expected to run on Android 4.5 mobile OS. No more details about running OS have been made available to public.