South Korea's Samsung is no stranger to high-end smartphones. The company is reaping billions of revenues by selling its Galaxy smartphones, headlined by the Galaxy S4 and the Note 3.
Riding on that success, Samsung is all set to debut the fourth-generation handset under its Note series, later this year.
According to a new report coming straight out of South Korea, the electronics giant will officially announce the Galaxy Note 4 later this year. In the past also, Samsung executives were quoted saying that the company would announce the next-generation handset under its Note series later in the year.
Since there is no exact time frame mentioned in the report, it seems that Samsung could debut its upcoming big-ticket device at IFA Berlin, an annual tech show held each year in September.
The report also says that the Note 4 will be waterproof and dustproof when it arrives later in the year. Just like the Samsung Galaxy S5 which has the IP67 rating, the Note 4 is speculated to have the same rating. The Galaxy S5 can be submerged in water up to 1 meter for 30 minutes. The report, however, did not say much about the Note 4's build quality and form factor. Rumor has it that the Note 4 would feature metal body, and will be slimmer than its predecessor.
Earlier in the year, Lee Young Hee, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile business, told Bloomberg in an interview that the new Galaxy Note 4 could feature a three-sided display, allowing users to read messages from any angle. Lee also said that the device would be released in the second half of 2014 and will be aimed at those who are willing to pay more for handsets.
While the Galaxy S5 is yet to be made available in the market, rumors have already started to pour in, as far as the next Note handset is concerned. And, the success of Note 4 is even more important for Samsung, since we'll be seeing the launch of Apple iPhone 6 in October or November time frame.
Other rumors indicated that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 could feature a 20-megapixel rear-facing camera, which would bring the device at par with the Sony Xperia Z2 and Nokia Lumia 1520. Previous rumors and leaks also indicated that Samsung might use a 4K display to power its upcoming Note 4 handset. The Galaxy Note 4 flagship phone is also expected to feature an extra large 6-inch display, and yes-a 64-bit processor.
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