News by Luke Jones on Monday August 04, 2014.
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As we told you last week, Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 4 phablet flagship at the IFA show in Berlin in September. Our information just got the official stamp as Samsung confirmed that an event is scheduled for the German trade show, with the company sending out invites for a press event. The launch will take place on Wednesday, September 3rd and will be one of the most anticipated launches of IFA 2014.The Korean company hasn't confirmed whether the device to be launched will be the Galaxy Note 4, instead naming the event as another of its "Unpacked" launches. However, with the Galaxy Alpha set to launch midway through August, the Note 4 is the next major Samsung device on the horizon, so it makes sense that it will land at IFA. That is especially the case because Samsung used the Berlin event to roll out its Galaxy Note 3 in 2013, while the Galaxy Note 2 arrived at the 2012 event. It is also thought that Samsung wants to release the Note 4 before Apple launches what is expected to be a 5.5-inch iPhone later in the year. A supersized iPhone would give the Note range its first significant challenger in the phablet market and Samsung is wary of having another of its core devices impacted. The company has already suffered declining sales across the board this year as competition impacts its devices at all levels. The Note 4 is seen as a smartphone that must carry Samsung to the end of the year and maybe beyond, so it is arguably the company's most critical handset in some years. It will certainly pack the specs to place it at the top of the smartphone pile, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, 3GB of RAM, a QHD screen, and of course the S Pen stylus. Other speculated features include a foldable screen and an eye scanner, but these are less likely to make an appearance. source: BGR
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