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Samsung to jump the gun, launch Galaxy Note 4 ahead of IFA in September
Samsung may be gearing up to launch the Galaxy Note 4 in the days prior to the IFA trade fair in Berlin, Germany in September. The Korea Times is reporting that Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 4 on September 3rd, reasoning that Samsung looks to gain as much footing as possible before Apple announces their own new smartphones in September.
The Korea Times cites several sources in Samsung’s parts supply chain, including suppliers of displays and camera modules, and is very confident in this launch date.
Whether Samsung launches ahead of IFA, during, or even at the end, we are very much looking forward to this device; with their poor sales numbers so far this year, they better hope that you are excited too. The Galaxy Note 4 may not entirely bring the company around, but it is certainly looking to be the hottest phone of the season by the specs.
We took a good look at all of the rumors and compiled our Galaxy Note 4 ‘what we think we know‘ list about a week ago. In addition, this new info suggests that all four of the major US carriers are on-board with the device, but no actual shipping and availability dates are provided. As for those specs, here is the updated list of what we said we think we know:
- 1.3GHz Samsung Exynos 5433 octa-core / 2.45GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 (APQ8084) (depending on market)
- ARM Mali-1760 GPU or Adreno 420 (depending on SoC)
- 5.7-inch QHD display
- 3GB of RAM
- 16MP rear cam with Optical Image Stabilization
- 3.68MP front cam
- LTE support (plus an LTE-A version for South Korea)
- 32GB storage with microSD (other configurations possible)
- S pen support
- Dust/water Resistance
- New sensors: heart rate monitor, finger print reader, UV sensor
The Korea Times suggests that Samsung will bring a version of the Galaxy Note 4 with a curved display to show off at the launch and IFA, but it will not be available for purchase at initial launch.
Further confirmation of the UV sensor is provided, with the explanation that the sensor will be used along with S-Health to provide UV Radiation index levels. Perhaps your new Galaxy Note 4 will convince you you’ve seen enough beach time for the day, or that you have been locked in your cubicle for too long and should get outside for some vitamin D. We’ll have to wait for September 3rd to see where Samsung is going with this.
That’s it for now. We’ll see what new leaks and rumors spread in the next month as we await official announcement of the new powerhouse Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
Is this thing getting you excited yet?