It seems Samsung Electronics' upcoming fourth generation Note series, dubbed as Galaxy Note 4 is up for an early launch due to poor sales of its recently released flagship smartphone, Galaxy S5.
The South Korean electronics giant is rushing the release of its next-generation Note series - Galaxy Note 4 - following relatively negative feedback and poor sales of Galaxy S5, according to a report by Korean publication, News Tomato (Google Translate). The report added that Samsung released Galaxy Note 3 last year to make up for the poor sales of Galaxy S4.
News Tomato reported that Samsung might release Galaxy Note 4 on 25 September, claiming that several stakeholders of the electronics giant have stated that mass production of the device would start by June and July. The device is expected to be unveiled at the upcoming annual IFA trade fair in Berlin, Germany before being released a few weeks later.
It may be recalled that Android Geeks had earlier reported citing an insider that the device would be unveiled on 3 September and the invitation to the Unpacked event would be sent out in mid-August. The Korea Times also reported that the device would be unveiled at the upcoming annual IFA trade fair in Berlin.
According to AnTuTu benchmark, the South Korean electronics giant may release two versions of Galaxy Note 4 - one with Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor that features Krait 450 (300MHz-2457MHz) CPU and Adreno 420 GPU, and the other with Exynos 5433 8 Core processor that has ARM Mali-T760 GPU. Both the versions are expected to come packed with 3GB RAM, run on Android 4.4.3 KitKat OS, and have 16MP rear camera and 3.68MP front camera. Samsung4Note website has also reported that the device would have a 16MP rear camera with ISOCELL technology, 4K video recording and a 2MP front camera with 1080p video recording.
However, a report by G4Games (via ETNews) has claimed that Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may come with a 12MP camera, as against 13MP camera seen in its predecessor Galaxy Note 3, but with optical image stabilization (OIS).
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may sport a 5.7-inch super Amoled display with 2560 x 1440 resolution (500+ppi) screen with a flexible display though nothing is confirmed as of now. There were also reports that the device might be powered by a Quad Core Snapdragon 805 processor that clocks at 2.5GHz and run on the upcoming Android 4.5 Lollypop, which is yet to be released.