The countdown for the release of Samsung's much-awaited device dubbed as Galaxy Note 4 has began with just three days to go before its Unpacked event. The release date of the new phablet is not revealed yet but it is expected to happen a few days after its unveiling event on 3 September.
The South Korean electronics giant will announce its Galaxy Note 4 simultaneously in Berlin, Beijing and New York City on 3 September. According to Android Authority, a tipster has revealed that the company has notified two blackout periods – from 2-5 and 15-20 September – to its employees, giving a strong hint that Galaxy Note 4 might be released on 15 September.
What to Expect at Unpacked Event
Samsung Electronics is expected to reveal specifications, price, availability and other details of its next-generation device at its Unpacked event on 3 September.
Galaxy Note 4 is expected to come in two models, one with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, and the other with Exynos 5433 8 Core processor. According to the Korea Times, one of the models will come with a curved OLED and the other with a flat OLED display. It may sport a 5.7-inch 2560 x 1440 (515 ppi pixels density) Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, the same screen size seen in its predecessor Note 3 and come with either a 16MP camera or a 12MP but with OIS feature.
The device is expected to run on Android 4.4.3 KitKat and not Android L as reported by a few section of the media. Galaxy Club reported citing patent application of Samsung that the S-Pen Stylus in the new device would be powered by ultrasound technology. It may also have updated gestures and air command.
Indonesian retailer, Erafone recently revealed (snapshot obtained by Droid Life) that Galaxy Note 4 will come in 16/32/64GB variants and 4GB RAM with microSD up to 128GB, contradicting earlier reports that it might come with 3GB RAM. In terms of connectivity, the device may have 4G LTE radio, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, EDR, and LE.
Samsung hasn't revealed the price of its upcoming device but TechTimes reported that it might come with a price tag of $813, and would be cheaper with a 2-year contract. It is also expected to be shipped to the US through major wireless carriers like AT&T, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless upon launch.