The final countdown for the release of Samsung's much-awaited flagship device dubbed as Galaxy Note 4 has began with its Unpacked event expected to happen early next week before launching a couple of weeks later.
A tipster revealed that the South Korean electronics giant 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, according to Android Authority. Samsung had earlier announced that it will host Unpacked event in Berlin, Beijing and New York City on 3 September.
Galaxy Note 4 is one of the most-anticipated devices this year. Hype around it is even more than that of Galaxy S5 smartphone that was released a couple of months ago because of the fact that Samsung's Note series has been a big hit ever since it was launched a few years ago.
What to Expect from Galaxy Note 4 at Launch Event
Samsung has not officially revealed the features of its next-generation phablet but every detail of the device has been leaked to the media. Speculations prior to the release of a device can't be taken for granted as history has proven that most of the rumours, especially on features do turn true.
AnTuTu benchmark listings have suggested that Samsung will launch two models of Galaxy Note 4, one to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, and the other with Exynos 5433 8 Core processor. Reports claimed that the device will either run on Android 4.4.3 KitKat OS or Android Lollypop but it may come with the former, as Google is said to be planning to introduce the new software in its upcoming flagship smartphone dubbed as Nexus 6.
The new device 4 may sport a 5.7-inch super Amoled display with a 2560x1440 resolution (500+ppi). The screen size is the same as that of its predecessor but picture quality will be sharper because of higher resolution. It is also reported that iris scanner will be introduced in the device to improve security. It may come packed with only a 3GB LPDDR3 RAM though fans may expect more.
According to a report by the Korea Times, Samsung will release two models of Galaxy Note 4 - one with a curved OLED display and the other with a flat OLED display. Executive Vice President of Samsung's mobile business, Lee Younghee told Wall Street Journal that the company is thinking of a flexible display for the next generation device. The device may also have an S-Pen Stylus updated gestures and air command, and powered by ultrasound technology if a patent application of Samsung obtained by Galaxy Club is any indication.
It is not sure if Galaxy Note 4 will come with 16MP or 12MP camera. Samsung4Note website and AnTuTu benchmark listings claimed that the device may have a 16MP camera, but G4Games (via ETNews) reported that camera pixel of the new device might be reduced to 12MP but with OIS feature.
Samsung Electronics has reduced the price of its Note series ahead of the release of Galaxy Note 4. The company has cut the price of Galaxy Note 3, which cost ₹49,900 at the time of its launch in September 2013, to ₹40,698. Galaxy Note 3 Neo, which has a price tag of ₹38,990 when it was launched in March, is now priced ₹29,570 on Samsung's eStore. On online retail store, Flipkart, Galaxy Note 3 is available for ₹37,938 and Galaxy Note 3 Neo for ₹27,249.
The next-generation device is expected to be shipped to the US through major wireless carriers like AT&T, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless upon launch.