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A general view of an Apple store in the Manhattan borough of New York September 7, 2014, ahead of the expected release of iPhone 6 and other products this week. REUTERS/Carlo AllegriREUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Apple Inc. is yet to announce the release date of its upcoming flagship device dubbed as iPhone 6 but reported claimed that it might be launched before its arch rival Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

Samsung Electronics announced its next-generation device, Galaxy Note 4 on 3 September and said that it will be released into the market in October without specifying the date. However, its rival Apple Inc. might release its new product a couple of weeks before the just unveiled Note device.

The China Daily reported citing sources that Apple Inc. might release its upcoming iPhone 6 in mid-September, just a week after unveiling it on Tuesday. It went on to say that China Mobile Ltd had kicked off pre-orders for both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models of iPhone 6 earlier this month for prospective buyers in Beijing and has received over 33,000 orders. 

Releasing iPhone 6 before Galaxy Note 4 could be seen as a smart move, as Apple will enjoy at least a couple of weeks in the market before Samsung launches its latest Note series.

The Cupertino giant is expected to launch two models of iPhone 6, one with 4.7-inch display and the other with 5.5-inch. The latter has been dubbed as Galaxy Note 4's main competitor. Apple is also expected to launch the iWatch along with iPhone 6 on Tuesday. The unveiling event can be live streamed on through Safari web browser. iPhone, iPad, and iTouch users can follow the event on iTune.

Apple's 4.7-inch model of iPhone 6 may have a 1920x1080p (440ppi) resolution while the 5.5-inch variant may feature a 2272×1280 (510ppi) resolution. Both the models are expected to be protected by sapphire crystal glass, powered by A8 chip (64-bit) processor and run on iOS 8.

It is also reported that iPhone 6 will come with the same 8MP camera seen in its predecessor iPhone 5s but with flash and Optical Image Stabilization, and come packed with 32/64/128 GB internal memory and 1GB RAM. It may have several features like Touch ID fingerprint security, NFC, metal casing, and sensors that can detect pressure, temperature and humidity.