Samsung confirms: a new Galaxy Note (probably the Note 4) will be unveiled on September 3
As you can see above, the official invitation to the September 3 event reads: “Ready? Note the date”, and includes the unmistakable Air Command menu that’s made for the S-Pen of the Galaxy Note 3. Naturally, we’re expecting a similar Air Command menu to be available on the Galaxy Note 4, too.
Rumors have it that the Galaxy Note 4 will feature a 5.7-inch display with 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD), a 16 MP rear camera with optical image stabilization, 3 GB of RAM, and possibly a water-resistant body. The handset will probably have a Snapdragon 805 processor in some markets, and an Exynos 5433 chipset in others, being a very powerful device in both cases.
September 3 is also when Sony is expected to announce its Xperia Z3 smartphone, so it looks like this will be a pretty busy day.
15. AnTuTu (Posts: 863; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)
Can't wait for this device and Sammy to be number one again :)
26. rd_nest (Posts: 770; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
Sammy is still number 1. Actually they sold 2x devices compared to 2nd placed Apple.
What happened is Chinese vendors sold a lot of cheap phones in China/India/East Asia.
That doesn't mean Samsung isn't no.1. It would take more than 10yrs for anyone to come even close to them.
3. alaw.14 (Posts: 142; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)
Yeah!!! The boss is coming!!! Hurry up samsung and launch the note 4 and note tablets!!!
6. Derekjeter (Posts: 275; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
They need to release it that same day to get some huge sales. I'm gonna sell me G3 and S5 to get this. I want to see what all the hype is about the Notes. I can't wait for my iPhone 5.5 as well. This will be a great Fall.
14. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5845; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
May have a longer wait for the iP6XL...
13. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Don't want a phablet but considering most flagships today are almost like the size of the original note, if I'm gna have to give up 1 handed use then I will get the note 4.
16. DnB925Art (Posts: 285; Member since: 23 May 2013)
Can't wait to upgrade from my Note 2 to the Note 4. Although the Note 2 has been running wonderful for me, still stock (but rooted), I can't wait for the Note 4 and all the goodness (hopefully with a YOUM screen). My other phone has already been "upgraded" when I moved from my International Note 1 to a OnePlus One (on T-Mo prepaid), so I can't wait to move my work phone, the Note 2, to the Note 4!
17. GreekGeek (Posts: 841; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
Pretty predictable actually....
3 GB RAM
Slightly improved camera
Software gimmicks that you'd only use once or twice
and (drum roll)
The S-Pen! :-)
22. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4064; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
They might as well not have the event now, you were spot on. Just release the press photos of the phone and call it a day.
23. BLUEBLASTER (Posts: 78; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)
So is the iPhone 6 and Z3 what's your point? Note 4 hasn't leaked yet unlike the others.
18. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3199; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
I'm crossing my fingers for some easy way to root the ATT version. Otherwise, no Note 4 to follow my Note 3.
Nothing against the device itself, just Samsung has to learn to stop screwing their developers and power users. If that means putting their foot down and telling ATT/VZW to f**k off, so be it.
If Samsung wants to keep selling a lot of phones, they've got to make things better for customers, not telecoms/carriers.
19. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5845; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
"If Samsung wants to keep selling a lot of phones, they've got to make things better for customers, not telecoms/carriers."
Who (other than Apple) is telling carriers to f*ck off?
21. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3199; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
It's hard to say. There have been some reviews that say "minimal bloatware", but I don't know how minimal this really is and whether or not that "minimal" stuff is even removable by the customer.
I think most or maybe even all unlocked phones are carrier bloatware free but not device manufacturer bloatware free.
Given the commonness of complaints about bloatware in almost every review and by many customers, I would think companies who want to sell more phones would listen. Apparently, Samsung, HTC, and others would rather sell fewer phones than listen to customers.
25. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4064; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Motorola is trying at least. Most other manufacturers don't really seem to care.
27. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5845; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
With what models? My Droid Maxx is quite the carrier bloatware queen. The VZW edition of the X seemed to be just as full of the VZW bloatware as the Maxx. HTC One (M7) unlocked by contrast is free of AT&T bloatware.
20. ProblemSolver15 (Posts: 148; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)
Had the Note 2 for less than a year and I've been rocking with my Note 3 for a while. Both are still going strong. I can't wait to see what the Note 4 will be.
24. GreekGeek (Posts: 841; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
You can save a LOT of money by installing a custom Note 4 ROM in your Note 3 which will be released eventually by a well known devs called Team Electron, prolly 2-3 months after.
28. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5845; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Can't get the new hardware bits, though - SD805, new and improved snapper, QHD screen, etc.... I am looking forward to using one of my upgrades when the Note 4 starts shipping on VZW.
29. derivativex (Posts: 79; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)
It remains to be seen if it will be a worthy replacement for my note 3 but yeah bring it!!
30. sputtle (Posts: 7; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
Stupid calendar. Hurry up! I want this phone!!!
32. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1100; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
Like the specs for note this might just be my next device when available crossing fingers for that water/dust resistance..
Xperia Z3 is also good but I'll just wait for Z4,..