After the Galaxy S comes the inevitable arrival of the Galaxy Note, and with Samsung having already taken the wraps off the Galaxy S5 – to much critical acclaim, might I add – industry insiders now reckon they have the scoop on the Galaxy Note 4’s announcement date.
We knew, with the IFA trade show in Berlin kicking off on September the 5th, that we were likely to be getting an announcement at around that time. After all, last year’s Galaxy Note 3 arrived on September 4th, and more often than not, companies like to maintain a degree of uniformity about release cycles.
An anonymous tipster informed Android Geeks last year of the Note 3’s launch date, which turned out to be right on the money, and now the same apparent informant has come through with the date of the Note 4’s unveiling. Although nothing’s ever definite in the precarious world of tech rumors, this report has a tad more legitimacy than most of its kind, and given how we were always expecting the phablet to hit the scene on the first week of September or thereabouts, cannot be too far off the mark.
Even though the Galaxy S product line is still considered “flagship” and continues to sell in much larger volumes than its larger cousin, a growing number of power users have developed something of an affinity to the more sizeable handset; and why not?
It regularly packs better specs and a larger display – two things that ardent geeks tend to pursue in a smartphone – and with the Note 4 set to arrive with yet another mightily impressive hardware line-up, don’t be surprised to see this device comfortably outsell its predecessor.
Speaking of internals, reports have outlined a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, a whopping 3 gigs of RAM, and a 5.7-inch QHD (1440p) display for the Galaxy Note 4. As well, the device is expected to pack a substantial 16-megapixel camera, and may launch on an updated Android 4.5, which has yet to be announced by Google.
Galaxy Note 3
Design-wise, it’ll apparently remain largely unchanged from the current Note 3, although this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and with the Galaxy S5 offering the gold color option, it’s more than likely that the Note 4 will follow suit in this regard.
We’ll keep you updated on any further Galaxy Note 4-related tidbits between now and the eventual launch, so stay tuned to our coverage here at Redmond Pie!