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Speculations on the release date of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are rife, and some reports suggest that the company might reduce the camera pixels of its upcoming next generation device. But on closer observation, it seems the South Korean electronics giant may not downgrade the camera for more reasons than one.

Samsung is known for upgrading the cameras of its devices every year, be it Galaxy Note 3, which has a 13MP camera compared to its predecessor's 8MP, or the Galaxy S series. Galaxy S3 sported an 8MP camera, which was increased to 13MP in Galaxy S4 and to 16MP in Galaxy S5. Going by the trend, it looks unlikely that Samsung will downgrade the camera of its upcoming much-hyped device.

Moreover, with other smartphone makers like Apple Inc. and Google expected to release their flagship devices iPhone 6 and Nexus 6 respectively at around the same time as Galaxy Note 4, Samsung should upgrade everything to survive the stiff competition from rival companies. And reducing the camera pixels would be a turn off for many gadget lovers.

The fact is many may expect Galaxy Note 4 to have a 20MP, or at least a 16MP camera, with optical image stabilization (OIS). Samsung4Note had earlier reported that the device might have a 16MP rear camera with ISOCELL technology, 4K video recording and a 2MP front cam with 1080p video recording, while AnTuTu benchmark listings hinted that Galaxy Note 4 may have a 16MP rear and a 3.6MP front camera.

A report by G4Games (via ETNews) had earlier suggested that the much-awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 4 might come with a 12MP camera with OIS, surprising many, as its predecessor Galaxy Note 3 has a 13MP camera with autofocus and LED flash.

It is reported that Samsung Galaxy Note 4 might sport a 5.7-inch super Amoled display with a 2560x1440 resolution (500+ppi) screen and come with a flexible display, though not confirmed. There were reports that the device might have a Quad Core Snapdragon 805 processor that clock at 2.5GHz, come packed with 3GB RAM as seen in its predecessor Note 3 and run on the latest Android 4.4.3 KitKat OS or Android 4.5 Lollypop, which is yet to be released.

According to AnTuTu benchmark listings, Samsung may release two versions of Galaxy Note 4, one to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 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. Samsung4Note also reported that the device feature S-Pen stylus with updated gestures and air command.

Expected Release Date of Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung Electronics has not announced the release date of its upcoming device but most reports have pointed at a September launch. Android Geeks has 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. According to The Korea Times, the device would be unveiled at the the upcoming annual IFA trade fair in Berlin to be held between 5-10 September.