Samsung Electronics’ much-hyped next-generation phablet Galaxy Note 4 will be finally unwrapped in Berlin, Beijing and New York City on Wednesday. The company is tight-lipped on the device but almost all the key features that have been leaked are expected to be seen when released.
Here is final roundup of Galaxy Note 4 before its Unpacked event on 3 September:
Expected Release Date: Samsung will unveil the device on Wednesday but it is yet to announce the release date. However, Android Authority reported citing a tipster that launch might happen on 15 September, as the company has notified two blackout periods from 2-5 and 15-20 September to its employees.
Price: It is almost certain that the upcoming phablet will be costlier than its predecessor, Note 3 but the exact price is still not known. However, TechTimes reported that it might cost $813 when launched.
Availability: The device is expected to be made available in major wireless carriers like AT&T, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless.
Features: Galaxy Note 4 may sport a 5.7-inch display with a 2560 x 1440 (515 ppi pixels density) Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. It may come in two models, one to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, and the other with Exynos 5433 8 Core processor, and both models may run on Android 4.4.3 KitKat OS.
There are conflicting reports on the memory and camera pixel of the device. Some reports suggested that the device will come with 16/32/64GB internal memory and 4GB RAM while others say it will have the same 3GB RAM seen in Galaxy Note 3 but with microSD upto 128GB. Reports have it that the new device will house a16 MP camera (3456×4608 pixel) with optical image stabilisation, autofocus and duel-LED flash. It is also reported that it might have camera with 12MP but with OIS feature. Interestingly, Note 3 has 13MP camera.
In terms of design, one model of the device may have a curved OLED display and the other a flat OLED display, according to the Korea Times. It may have S-Pen Stylus with updated gestures and air command, and feature ultrasound technology. It may also come with connectivity features like 4G LTE radio, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, EDR, and LE.