Before Samsung Galaxy Note 3 could complete its first year cycle, specifications of the flagship phablet's successor have begun to flood the internet, inciting excitement among fans and tech enthusiasts.
Samsung community blog SamMobile has got hold of an alleged internal document, detailing the two variants of the upcoming 2014 marquee phablet Galaxy Note 4 (N910 series).
They claim to 'confirm' that the one of the model headed for North America, China, Japan and Korean markets will house the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805 series CPU, which can clock max speed close to 2.7GHz, and the second model - designated for Europe (trlte_eur – N910) and rest of the global markets - will house Samsung's in-house built (yet-to-be-announced) Exynos 5443 chipset, paired with Intel's XMM7260 Cat. 6 modem.
Here is the list of Galaxy Note 4 models (with 805 series-based Snapdragon chipsets) slated for different network carriers:
- Sprint : trltespr
- AT&T : trlteatt
- T-Mobile : trltetmo
- Verizon : trltevzw
- U.S. Cellular : trlteusc
- SK Telecom : trlteskt
- LG Uplus : trltelgt
- KT : trltektt
- China open : trltezn
- China Mobile : trltezm
- China open (duos version) : trlteduoszn
- China Telecom (duos version) : trlteduosctc
- DoCoMo : trltedcm
- KDDI by au : trltekdi
The website also 'confirmed' that Galaxy Note 4 is certain to boast the AMOLED-based QHD (aka 2K) 2560x1440p resolution display but is not sure about the size of the screen (Galaxy Note 3 had 5.7-inch display). It also added that the device would house Sony's proprietary IMX240 (yet-to-be announced) 16.0-megapixel camera with OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer) feature and a 2.0-megapixel snapper on the front.
It has also been reported that Samsung - in its bid to thwart the tapering profits in high-end smartphones sector, compounded by the emergence of new competitive Chinese smartphone manufacturers and archrival Apple's big-screen iPhone 6 device (slated for September launch) - is contemplating to incorporate a different design form for Galaxy Note 4, probably a bendable screen.
Samsung has been very open to the media about its research on flexible display; the South Korean firm had even showcased the 'YOUM' display technology at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2013, Las Vegas.
Here is the video showcasing YOUM features at CES 2013:
In related news, Samsung is hosting GALAXY PREMIERE 2014 at the Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA on 12 June, 7:00 PM EDT (04:30 AM IST, 13 June). The event is expected to witness the launch of premium top-end slate series 'Galaxy Tablet S' and smartphone (rumor) as well.
The upcoming Galaxy Tab S slates (8.0-inch and 10.1-inch models) are expected to come with a super AMOLED display, having 2560x1600p resolutions and ship with Android's latest KitKat OS, the company's in-house built Exynos 5420 series Octa-core processor, backed by Mali-T628 GPU, 3GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt memory.
The Samsung tablets are also understood to boast a fingerprint sensor (probably on the home button), Ultra power-saving battery mode and download booster - all seen inside the company's marquee phone Galaxy S5 - and house two cameras - an 8.0 megapixel primary camera on the rear side and a 2.0-megapixel camera on the front.
For those who are not able to attend the event, Samsung has made arrangements to webcast the program live online at the company's official social platform sites like Facebook and YouTube.