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The logo of Apple Inc is reflected on the back of a Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone in this photo illustration taken in Beijing June 5, 2013.Reuters

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is still months away from completing its year-cycle but rumors on the upcoming next generation phablet's features have are already begun to flood the internet, sparking off excitement among Samsung fans.

Technology blog GSMArena has gotten hold of an internal document, revealing the display specifications of the yet-to-be-released Samsung device N910 (codenamed Muscat), which many believe is the Galaxy Note 4.

The document showed a device featuring a 5.7-inch display with QHD (aka 2K) 2560x1440p resolution but it is interesting to note that the rumored gadget has same screen size as its predecessor. Ever since the debut of the first generation Galaxy Note in 2011, each iteration had a 0.2-inch increment in size.

It's also possible that we might see the Note 4 in a different design form. Samsung is already facing tapering of profits in high-end smartphone sector, compounded by the arrival of new Chinese smartphone vendors. Adding woes to the company, arch-rival Apple is reportedly planning to launch a big-screen iPhone 6 this fall. These factors have all forced Samsung to look out for breakthrough technology in flagship devices, to keep the brand on top.

Yoon Han-kil, senior vice president of Samsung's product strategy team, in an interview with Reuters last month confirmed that Galaxy Note 4 will have a "new form factor".

"Our ultimate goal is to make products that consumers really aspire to have. This is how we are trying to find a breakthrough in the stagnant premium market," he stressed.

Though Han-kil declined to specify the details, many believe the company might finally incorporate the bendable screen technology. Samsung has been very open to the media about its research on flexible display, with the South Korean firm even demoing the 'YOUM' display at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2013, Las Vegas.

Here is the video showcasing YOUM features at CES 2013:

Besides the bendable screen, the Note 3 successor is most likely to see a bump in its physical memory (probably 4GB RAM), camera specifications, gestures control features and value-added features, like fingerprint sensor and waterproof certifications, which are already implemented in the current flagship smartphone Galaxy S5.

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