Samsung Brand Shots CES 2014-7
It’s no secret that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will officially be announced next month, but Samsung has now officially confirmed (via press a schedule) that their next UNPACKED event will be held on September 3rd, just two days before IFA. Samsung is expected to take the stage at 2PM in Berlin, where it will undoubtedly announce the Note 4, as well as a few other devices like the rumored Gear VR or perhaps even a Gear 3 smartwatch.

As for what to expect from the Note 4? While we’ve heard a lot about the phone’s possible specs through leaks, one thing we haven’t seen is leaked photographic evidence of what the phone might look like. While some rumors suggest the phone might get a touch of metal in at least one of its variants, others say the metal treatment is reserved for the Galaxy Alpha.

The Note 4 is also expected to offer some new special features and technology, like an ultraviolet sensor and perhaps even a curved display in at least one of its models. The phone is also expected to be offered in both Exynos (5433) and Snapdragon (805) flavors, and will reportedly be the first internationally available Samsung handset to offer a QHD display. For more details on what to possibly expect from the handset, be sure to check out our rumor roundup.


So how about it, excited yet? We sure are, and look forward to bringing you the official details live at IFA next month!

Andrew Grush
Andrew is one of the three Managing Editors of Android Authority, primarily responsible for the overseeing of US team of writers, in addition to several other projects such as VR Source and more. He loves tech, gaming, his family, and good conversations with like-minded folks.
  • Bryan Kwong

    Can’t wait

  • Luka Mlinar

    Oh, another Unpacked event. The last two gave me a headache for 2 days strait. Better get the pills ready :/

    • ThunderCrackR

      Better do not watch them if you are not interested and you know you do not suffer them! Also, why are you reading this news if you aren’t interested?

      • Luka Mlinar

        But i am interested. Every time i watch in anticipation of a grand design only to be disappointed time after time. Yet i still hope. Truth be told i consider the S4 black edition sexy as hell.

        • ThunderCrackR

          About design, I could tell the same story. But, let’s face it: they will not do radical changes in their design in the near future! They want to keep it, to be recognisable by everyone, even if for you and me it is not a good thing! For the majority of people it does not really matter! If you like their inside hardware and software, you have to live with the outside package! That is the story! P.S.: I consider the Note 3 to really look good. Really!

    • Anonymousfella

      The one revealing the s4 was horrible. But the one for s5 wasn’t bad…it was too short. I kept thinking they’d introduce something which would make me buy it but the show was over before that could happen…

      • Luka Mlinar

        Oh yea the S4 one made me want to stab myself with a coffee mug.

  • ThunderCrackR

    “the first Samsung handset to offer a QHD display”? Has someone forgotten about the S5 LTE-A? Yeah, it is only for Korea but still…

    • Andrew Grush

      Fair enough, should have said the first internationally available Samsung handset. :)

      • ThunderCrackR

        Thanks, Andrew! This is how site editors should behave with their readers! I could give some examples of sites where you cannot see this good behaviour! Good for you, guys, good for you! This is one of the reasons why I have checked this site everyday for around 2-3 years!

    • Gary Hylton

      this is the first international QHD phone from Sammy.

  • Shark Bait

    sammy famboys climaxing everywhere!

  • namesib

    Damn, where are the leaks of the phone I actually want to see?

  • denigrate


  • Groud Frank

    The QHD thing is making me hesitant(battery life). I love my Note 3 but I am honestly fed up of lack of timely updates which I value very much. I’m hoping the Nexus Shamu rumors are true. I can’t go back to anything less than 5.7″.

    • I have G3 right now and getting the Note 4 when it’s released, Battery life is average (I don’t have it on 100% brightness) I get about 10 hours a day

    • Thaddeus Brown

      See this I have a hard time understanding. Lack of timely updates? What is so wrong with your phone that you need a update to fix or improve? You had to know before buying your phone that as it wasn’t a Nexus you would waiting quite abit for the update process to get around to your phone. As far as screen size, I kinda feel the same but it all depends on what comes to Verizon for me. If it wasn’t for the Nexus5 not being on Verizon I would of never bought the Note 3 haha.

      • Gary Hylton

        The reason for the update wait times are because of the carriers, not Sammy.

        • Thaddeus Brown

          I never said it was the Manufacturer… Regardless, the device wasn’t a Nexus so I don’t see how one can complain about timely updates.

  • I can’t wait. I’ve been waiting on this and the Moto 360 for a while now and the times are almost here

  • xtriker360

    I really hope that they kill the phone home bottom, there is not need for it.

    • yep

      Im assuming you mean “button”, and I wouldn’t buy the phone without it. First, it will have a fingerprint scanner in it. Second, why would you want a part of your screen dedicated to buttons? Theres a row at the bottom of all other android phones with buttons. Taking up precious screen space. If the note 3 didnt have a physical home button, the screen wouldnt really be 5.7″, it would be more like 5.5″.

      • xtriker360

        Yes, the on screen button is only there when you need it, phone will still make used of all screen space.

  • hahmed330

    Garbage touchwiz…meh

    • Thaddeus Brown

      Why even comment?

      • hahmed330

        Because I want Samsung to know that they should get rid of touchwiz altogether. Replace it with something which enchances stock android L with extra features. (Mutitask, a beefed up stock gallery, more animations, a more robust and elegant camera app, twitch integration, exynos with nvidia gpu maxwell per say see A e.t.c.)

        • The-Sailor-Man

          I will not even click on iAnand link. I know him already WERY well. LOL

  • jack

    I’ll probably end up keeping my Note 3 w/ stock rom till 2015. The Note 4 will be better, but I’ll hold off and wait till next year for the more advanced Note 5 or whatever Samsung calls it.

  • yep

    Cant wait! love my note 3. I will be first in line for my Note 4.

  • Jayfeather787

    Screw this! Nexus 6 is what I want to see.

  • JT

    Think this is one of the greatest things. That has happen on my birthday.

  • JimmyB

    I really want to see the “toelichting” that is going on at the keynote

  • RaptorOO7

    It is amazing how they have kept this phone under wraps far better than apple’s doubling down on security and BS. I mean we have seen the next iphone down to its knickers and everything in between. What next apple suing Samsung for doing security better than them.

  • Andrew White

    Bought 2 LG G3’s (801 processor) a couple of weeks ago for $629 each plus a small freight charge.
    The 805 processor might offer a minor increase in speed and a 20% advantage in graphics capability, but can Samsung really justify the massive ‘expected’ price hike over the G3.
    LTE-A in Australia isn’t as fast as the TDD-LTE which is what LG ultizises.
    The LG’s curved sides, ultra thin bezels and light weight in the now ‘sweet spot’ 5.5″ screen size is unbeatable.
    Samsung will need to really offer a very special package to beat LG on price and value.