As time passes, we are getting closer and closer to the unveiling and released date of one of Samsung’s most anticipated and awaited devices, the Galaxy Note 4. The fact that it is the 4th installment should be a clue for the popularity and success Samsung has gained with its Galaxy Note series. But, while the pending release of the Galaxy Note 4 means a new, upgraded, top of the food-chain device for some, for others it also means that the Galaxy Note 3 wills get a price cut. After the newest version of the Samsung Galaxy Note is announced and hits the shelves, it is only logical that the previous installment, the Galaxy Note 3, will suffer a considerable price drop. Such value changes have been reported on Samsung’s official online store, as well as on the websites of other retailers. If you want a new smartphone but can’t afford the new Galaxy Note 4, you could now probably afford buying the Note 3, which you probably wanted last year anyway.
Samsung has announced that it will be holding the second edition of its Samsung Unpacked event a few days before the start of the IFA conference event they will be part of. The Samsung Unpacked event is set to be held on September 3rd at New York, Beijing and Berlin at the same time.
A September 15 release date is speculated due to reports coming in about Samsung notifying its employees about two blackout periods that are set to take place. One is supposed to take place between 2 and 5 of September, while the other one will presumably happen between 15 and 20 of the same month.
Antutu Benchmark listings reports that Samsung is preparing not one, but two Galaxy Note 4 version. One is set to feature the Exynos 5433 octa core processing unit, while another version of the device is set to include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor. As for the phone’s operating system, it will surely feature Android 4.4.4 KitKat support, with a possibility of featuring the new Android Lollipop. Android Lollipop is set to be featured on the Nexus 6 device, which will be released in October, so the most likely OS to come with the Note 4 is still Android KitKat.
Samsung does everything it can to push smartphone technology to its limits with the Galaxy Note series. Reports claim that the Note 4 will come in two versions, one of them bearing a flat OLED display, while the other one will have a curved display, with the same OLED technology. As for the company’s future, Wall Street Journal has learned directly from Lee Younghee, which is Samsung’s mobile vice president, that the next generation of the device will feature a flexible screen. Other obtained information about Samsung’s plans reveal the company wants to implement ultrasound technology into an improved and upgraded S Pen.
Other display options rumored for the Galaxy Note 4 include a 2560 x 1440 Super AMOLED display with over 500 ppi in pixel density equipped with eye scanning capabilities for improved protection for your personal data. The device could als have 3 GB of RAM and a pretty high quality camera, with rumors placing it between 16 and 12 MP.