The Galaxy Note 4 announcement, possible iPhone 6 unveiling date, and newest Galaxy Alpha rumors: Weekly news round-up

The Galaxy Note 4 announcement, possible iPhone 6 unveiling date, and newest Galaxy Alpha rumors: Weekly news round-up
There's an upcoming Samsung smartphone that millions are excited about – the Galaxy Note 4. And it is coming soon. Like, really soon – its announcement is going to take place in Berlin in less than a month. How do we know? Well, invitations to a Samsung Unpacked event have started to emerge, and from the looks of it, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be the star of the show.

But this isn't the only Samsung phone that we're looking forward to reviewing. The Galaxy Alpha is also a smartphone worthy of attention, or at least that's what we're inclined to believe given all the leaks that have accumulated. Last week, a bunch of photos revealing the phone from all angles surfaced on the web, and it looks like the Galaxy Alpha will be a keeper.

In Apple-related news, we now think that we know when the rumored iPhone 6 is going to be unveiled. It has been said that Apple has an event scheduled for September 9, and it will be dedicated to the latest iteration of the company's new handset.

For more exciting news from last week, take a look at the slideshow below.

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17 Comments

1. NextGenTech

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Bring it on, looking like Note 4 going to win the spec wars, will crush iPhone 6 but iPhone 6 will still sell a truck load. I'll pick up one of these, likely the Note 4.

2. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 725; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Note 4 is going to be the best phone ever created. Jeez I can't wait any longer. Release the beast Samsung.

10. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

Guys. the note 4 is going to release with the youm display. you should have seen the prototype of it last year at wwdc2013 samsung is just confusing you all so the big reveal will be somthing you're not expecting. youtube (samsung youm)

3. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

IPhone will sell a lot because its an iPhone and because of what apple has going for it. The note 4 will be the better of the two, and likely the best phone ever created.

5. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Hopefully it's not a marketing flop like the S5. Everyone (the fanboys) were so hyped up and excited for it then all of a sudden, BOOM! Limp erections across the board.

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Nothing like expectations getting out in front of reality. iPhone had a similar let-down with the iP4S, if memory serves.

8. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

If memory serves, most smartphones are a let down to spoiled "techies" who think the world deserves better lol. Me? I enjoy every iteration =D

6. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I hope the Note 4 is the best phone to date. Rumors are rumors. however, and until there is an official statement from Sammy regarding OIS, I am not getting my hopes too high. For a while, OIS was rumored to be part of the GS 5 specs, and we all know how that panned out. I am keeping one of my VZW upgrades ready for the Note 4, hoping it is as good as the rumors make it out to be.

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

King of the beast!

9. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

All i want to see in the note 4 is *Metal ring around the phone, back can be fake leather idc.. i just want something that dosent get those ugly plastic scratches *Snapdragon 805 or the newest Exynos, either one would be good *Camera can be exactly the same as the s5 don't really care since its going to be a downgrade from the z1 anyways.. but i'm getting cooler featrues atleast ;) *A better battery time than my current z1, and its probably going to have that, since battery time of the z1 is pretty sh*t.

11. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

look up note 4 in google images and look for the phone with the black background. thats the real deal note 4. its the final design for the prototype they had last year.

12. iGeek

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

I know most PhoneArena users won't like this comment and would call me an Apple Fanboy because of my username that I naively chose years ago and which goes with a page I created on Facebook called iGeeks. I was an Apple user up until the iPhone 5. In 2013 when I wanted to upgrade I found myself in-front of 2 choices the iPhone 5s and the Note 3. I had several experiences with Android before but I didn't like it much. Actually, Android started to look appealing to me after ICS. I went ahead and invested 700$ on an unlocked Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900. I liked the phone, it's a totally beast, all the tweaks and customization made the experience better. But as I started to load my Note 3 with data, the phone to be slow and choppy, it reached a time where an app took 3-4 seconds to start. Then I decided to do what all Droid users do when their phone start to lag.A CUSTOM ROM. Again the same experience , amazing at first sh*tty after days of use. I went back to the stock rom and now I don't fill my 32 GB with all my data. To store my data I use my PC along side with my iPad. All I wanted to say, is that I know that the Note 4 is a great device. The specs are killer and are amazing. And no one even Apple fanboys can deny that. The problem relies in the experience. TouchWiz along with other ROMs don't give you the full experience out of your beast. On the other side, I have never experienced such issues on my iPhone. Its always fluid and like the first day I got. I have to say I wasn't really excited about iOS 8 but Apple surprised me during the event. Yeh, I know they borrowed features from Android but they made them better. I have an droid and I know. Maybe that's the way I see it. Apple is starting to feel the heat and they are working on it. I'm not buying the 4.7 inches iPhone 6 because I need a bigger screen. If they brought up the 5.5 inches Apple will definitely win my money. This is a personal experience, maybe others have better experiences. Maybe iPhone is just right for me and the Note 4 is for you. All I want to say that specs are nothing, trust me don't look too much on benchmarks look at the REAL experience. I once tried to compete with my friend's 5s in speed test and unfortunately he won. I like to share my experience here just because I see very biased comments here

13. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Try clearing your cache memory It really helps

16. iGeek

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

I tried it many time. I did soft and hard resets and had to wait titanium backup hours to restore my apps nothing changed. Maybe the problem is that I got the Exynos version. When I used to play GTA III, the phone would overheat so much and the battery will drain so fast. I'll give the iPhone another round this year or probably the next one if I didn't have enough money to upgrade now. But actually as a Mac user, the continuity feature in iOS 8 seems so tempting and I'm really excited to see it in action

14. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

youre going to be even more excited when they make the stylus for it.

17. iGeek

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

You know this is not Apple's philosophy. But I hope the just make it with another row of Apple. Cough Innovation. A phablet must be distinct from a phone not just in the specs but also in the software. It has to take advantage of the bigger screen otherwise it's a flop.

15. Jalil

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I hope that the note 4 at least has a 3500 mAH battery or bigger cause the quad HD display drain the battery sooner than full HD.

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