Report: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 coming Sept. 4, to have "far better" specs than the Galaxy S5


A report out of the Korean Times claims that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be announced in a little over a month from now -- on September 3rd, just days before IFA 2014. Apparently, Samsung partners and the media should receive an official invitation soon.

According to "top-tier" parts supplier, the widely-expected Note 4 has been put in the fast lane, as Samsung is reportedly trying to get it out of the door before its biggest rival, Apple, does so with its upcoming iPhone 6, of which we expect two versions -- one with a 4.7'' screen, and another with 5.5'' screen. 

But getting the Note 4 on the market as soon as possible is, reportedly, just part of Samsung's strategy. Not surprisingly at all, the consumer electronics behemoth is also planning on sticking the best of the best hardware in the Galaxy Note 4. The insiders claim that the phablet "will have far better specifications than the Galaxy S5", and sport a 5.7'' OLED display, though another version with a curved OLED screen is apparently also in the works. Keep in mind that we were told the same thing about the Note 3 about a year ago, though it could be that Samsung is finally ready to produce the still novel panels in large enough quantities.

That's not all, however. Apparently, the Note 4 will also be nestled within a metal frame, which would constitute a nice change of pace for Samsung. Moreover, the Note 4 is also said to be on path to becoming the first smartphone to sport an ultraviolet sensor which will measure UV radiation levels. Lastly, the report claims that Samsung's new phablet will be equipped with a Qualcomm processor (likely the Snapdragon 805), and will support Category 4 LTE. That said, we wouldn't rule out the company's home-grown Exynos processors entirely just yet.

Keep in mind that we cannot verify the authenticity of these statements, yet it's probably safe to say that September really can't come soon enough.

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106 Comments

103. oFreddEo

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

From Super Amoled to amoled to oled? -_- ?

102. Calcium

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 07, 2014

Show me the real metal phone

98. givemespecs unregistered

I'm going to have to change my username because I think the specs race has been run now. Current flagships have everything you need, they are super fast with fantastic screens and great cameras. Manufacturers need to start thinking about design, especially Samsung who seem to be churning out device after device which look basically the same. The challenge now is to pack all of these wonderful features into the smallest possible chassis, using premium materials whilst considering ergonomics and battery life. C'mon guys show a bit of imagination. Take a look at some of the wonderful concepts on You Tube, and try to take some inspiration from these.

101. sputtle

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Why would they change the design? All of their phones look fabulous. Apple hasn't hardly changed a thing either and they have the majority of the smart phone market. That means with their totals added together, 70% of the U.S. market is happy with the similar designs. Meanwhile, the imaginative manufacturers, like Nokia, are going out of business.

91. Pirry

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 19, 2014

Im new in this site, I've been reading diferent articles since the Galaxy S5 pre-launch and I've desided that making a coment or two could be fun, what you guys think about this ''phablet''? Could we still call it phablet although there are phones like LG G3 which are huge and considered smartphones? And... do you spec a lot of this phone just like I spected a lot from the S5?

85. brasstax

Posts: 546; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Come on Samsung.. Release the real smartphone king & crush the rebellion I for one can't wait for its release. The only bummer being that here in India, I have to make do with an exynos version unless I can get one of my cousins in the USA to buy one there & send it to me.

99. givemespecs unregistered

May the force be with you brasstax...the rebellion will live on my friend. It's called competition...and it's healthy! It would be a very dull world if we only had Samsung making smartphones.

84. imkyle

Posts: 1117; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

The specs in the S3 are still good. Just do a new design already.

83. Federated

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

Samsung's TouchWiz IS the MAJOR reason for LAG. Samsung should go back to the drawing board in the UI department.

95. ronako

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

Agreed. They also pile on a bunch of apps that take up your memory also. I will give credit that Samsung is good at hardware, but their weakness is software which has always been mediocre.

68. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Nice got even nicer. Concept looks great already and even the name of the phone sounds ....perfect.... ^________^

65. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

LET THERE BE YOUM!

62. AquaBaron

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 25, 2014

thats a beautiful concept art, hope the note 4 will be nice and pitch black as the art

51. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I would rather phones be built for 2yr use than this 1 year stuff. Had a note 2, now a note 3, while it is lovely i just cannot justify another note purchase. Especially after the bad taste of this one so far. Who knows maybe if i play with it in the store and it wows me, i might change my mind. I think what also kinda killed my excitement over the note series was owning a full blown pc tablet, and probably why this note 4 announcement doesnt do much for me. I wish it did look like the render though, lovely pic.

86. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The rightmost image looks like a refinement of the "band aid" motif, but done much more tastefully. As a Note 3 owner, it'd be great if Samsung makes an amazing Note 4. The Note series to me is still the most iconic line of phones/phablets in the industry, even more so than the iPhone. But I am also setting myself up for disappointment. Samsung has locked down their phones of late and is decidely more unfriendly to rooting. And without root, there's just too much bloatware, no Xposed, Greenify doesn't work all the way, etc, etc. Also having used an S5 Active for a while, I realized how nice it was to have the "action button". But how "not so nice" to was to have hard to press main buttons. So if the Note 4 adds an action button and keeps the other buttons the same, that would be great. Lastly, the Note 3 was so underwhelming with headphones. Decent line out quality, but Samsung was cheap and didn't use a separate audio chip for the headphone circuitry/amp. Also the S-Pen didn't track as well as it does on the Note tablets. Anyhow, hope Samsung is really burning the midnight oil and getting every last detail done well. If Samsung falls down and cheaps out on the Note 4, it will be a hurtful blow to the Note brand, to the Samsung brand.

89. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

The Exynos version has the wolfson Dac.

39. latinlegend

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

Why dont phone companies take design cues from its fans? If the note 4 will actually look like this (which we all know it wont) it would be a beautiful beast. Hopefully they will get rid of the band aid back and replace it with a carbon fiber. If i designed this phone i would take this design but add a couple things. 5.7 oled quad hd dragonstail screen Quad core snapdragon 805 4000 mah battery Aluminum frame with carbon fiber battery cover 16mp ois camera Ipx7

45. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Because they are fans, which means they are unrealistic and idiots of highest order. If the fans are any good, they would be in Samsung's board, not commenting in PA.

37. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Things will get really interesting this fall... iPhone 6, LG G Pro 2, Note 4, Nexus Phablet

33. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

The end of September is when I will be getting my next phone and this may be it.

32. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

wow 2k screen,snapdragon blahblahblah(just a overclocked sd800 LoL),larger megapixel count,larger screen,slimmer bezel,bigger battery far better specs!

24. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Yeah yeah, 64 bit chips 3gbs of Ram 32gbs of storage ..ya tha ya tha ya..... The phone hit it peak 2years ago. After many yeah with samsung brand, i have said she need to concentrate on optimize software, even powerful as note 3 i found hiccup still exist.

28. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Touchwiz still lags, I wonder why Samsung still can't get this right. They did it right by making the Touchwiz look cleaner, but it still lags.

34. Cicero

Posts: 1166; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Where is the lag? I can not see it. I admit there are some parts where you wait some milliseconds (when reading your photos or when it is building app list). But how often you spend time doing this? The rest of it is BLITZ. DO NOT SPEND YOUR TIME 8N SETINGS. WORK AND PLAY WITH IT. ENJOY!

40. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

The lag is in where you're scrolling the homescreen, based on what I saw on the Tab S 8.4 and my uncle's Galaxy S3. The Galaxy S3 lags even more but since it's a 2 year old phone I won't judge it's performance.

107. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The only time I have every experienced lag on home sreen on android devices, is if you have tons of widgets. Widgets are applications that load data usually server side data. As you scroll to another screen with a widget, the delay happens as the widget is loading its data so that the data appears by the time the screen is in position. This is even true on non-Samsung based devices. You seem to have it in for Samsung device and trying to blame everything on TouchWiz. Widgets have nothing to do with TouchWiz specifically. TouchWiz is a launcher and it has applications that work with it like all the S-applications.

57. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

They introduced the world's first A15 to tackle Touchwiz, and it made Touchwiz know smooth. But disengaging those Pos A7 which the big-little still caused it to lag.

67. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

You know, people always say that TouchWiz lags and I've yet to see it on my Note 3. Granted I'm rooted, but I waited 2 months before I rooted and saw no lag. People always mention home screens but I only use 1 home screen page and deleted all others so of course I don't see any lag there. Everything else runs smooth for me probably especially since I don't use My Magazine or S-voice or any of the other redundant samsung apps. My UI experience is pretty seamless...

94. ronako

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

I'm using the OnePlus phone which is closer to pure android and I can definitely say Touchwiz lags. I am also used to the ios no lag UI on my iPad. I used to have a Galaxy S4 and have seen my friend's stock Note 3 and those definitely lag on the home screen and even opening and closing applications.

97. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

That's what I hear from people here on PA, but in my real world experience on my phone and friends phones I just don't see any of it. Makes me wonder WTH people are doing with or have running on their phones... lol. Personally, I'm not a fan of all of the redundant bloatware that Samsung adds to their phones outside of S-note features so I turn them off. So maybe that's where my experience differs from others. All that other Samsung software can "stay in the box."

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