If a new report from Korea is to be believed, we might see the launch of Samsung’s next-generation phablet, the anticipated Galaxy Note 4, on September 3 at a pre-IFA 2014 event in Berlin, ahead of the rumoured unveiling of the anticipated iPhone 6.
A Korea Times report citing executives of a top-tier local parts supplier for Samsung claims that the decision to launch the rumoured Galaxy Note 4 in September is to take on Apple’s next generation iPhone devices – expected to be unveiled in two screen size variants 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch.
The report quotes an executive of a top-tier display supplier for Samsung, as saying, “Samsung will hold an event to announce the Note 4 on Sept. 3, just few days before this year’s IFA trade fair in Berlin, Germany Europe’s biggest technology exhibition.”
Notably, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 3 on September 5 at an event at the sidelines of IFA in Berlin last year.
Korea Times’ sources have even suggested that the South Korean giant is planning to soon send official invites for the reported September 3 launch event for the launch of rumoured Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Further, the alleged Galaxy Note 4 is said to come with an ultraviolet sensor, which can measure UV radiation and offer the readings via the company’s S Health app.
The report also quotes an executive from a Korea-based software partner of Samsung, as saying, “The Note 4 will be the first smartphone to incorporate an ultraviolet sensor. The sensor can measure UV radiation and offer index levels to Note 4 users inside the ‘S Health’ application.” The addition of UV sensor coincides with an earlier report, which also referred to the addition of the said sensor to the Galaxy Note 4.
Some other purported Galaxy Note 4 specifications listed by the Korea Times report include Qualcomm processors with support for fourth-generation LTE mobile wireless technology. The company is also expected to include LTE-A connectivity for the Korea version of the yet-to-be-announced Galaxy Note 4.
A recent listing on an Indian import/export website, Zauba, tipped that the alleged Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910A) will come with a 5.7-inch display. The spotted listing coincides with an earlier leak indicating the next Galaxy Note phablet flagship will include a QHD (1440×2560) AMOLED display of an unknown size.
Other rumoured specifications include the addition of a Snapdragon 805 chipset for the Chinese, Korean, Japanese and North American markets, while all other regions including Europe would receive a variant with an Exynos SoC.