Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Samsung promoting Galaxy Note 3 successor ahead of release date


If you are a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 owner and cannot wait to upgrade, you will be happy to that we are less than a month away from the official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

According to Android Authority, a tipster claimed that Samsung had notified two blackout periods – from 2-5 and 15-20 September – to its employees, strongly hinting that the much-awaited Galaxy Note 4 might be released on 15 September. 

Samsung has also already started raising awareness about its upcoming flagship smartphone at various locations in Beijing, China.

The company has put up banners all over the city promoting the Galaxy Note 4 and hinting that fourth-generation Galaxy Note is on its way.

Samsung has also released a video advert which features the Galaxy Note 3 but in the few last seconds hints at the imminent arrival of the Galaxy Note 4.

What to expect in the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

While it will sport a design similar to its predecessor, Galaxy Note 3 - which could disappoint fans, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is expected to feature a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display (in both flat and curved screen variants); an Exynos 5433/Snapdragon 805 processor; 3GB of RAM, a 16-megapixel camera (according to Samsung4Note website and AnTuTu benchmark listings); fingerprint, heart rate and UV sensors; 32GB of expandable storage - and Android’s KitKat 4.4.4 (some rumours had suggested Android Lollypop).

Reports say the device may have a S-Pen Stylus with updated gestures and air command, and a patent application filed by Samsung that was obtained by Galaxy Club hints that the S Pen might be powered by an ultrasound technology.

Phone review website, GSMArena leaked images of the yet-to-be-released Galaxy Note 4 and claimed that it looks very similar to its predecessor Note 3 from the front, while the back and side have a new look. The website said the device may also retain the “plastic back with leather-like texture” with “plastic-like inlay in the side” hinting that it could come with a metal frame. An S-Pen stylus holster is seen in the side and a microUSB slot at the bottom of the device. 

The Korea Times reported earlier that Samsung will release two models of the Galaxy Note 4 - one with a curved OLED display and the other with a flat OLED display. Lee Younghee, Executive Vice President of Samsung's mobile business, also told the Wall Street Journal that the company is thinking of a flexible display for the Galaxy Note 4.

AnTuTu benchmark listings said one of the two upcoming models is to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 while the other will have a Exynos 5433 8 Core processor.

But G4Games (via ETNews) claimed that camera pixel of the new Galaxy Note 4 might be reduced to 12MP but will feature optical image stabilization.

Photo Caption: A screen grab of Samsung's Galaxy Note 3.