The Galaxy S5 smartphone is now on sale so Samsung's next big handset launch will be the Galaxy Note 4. Here we look at the rumours surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date, price and specs.
Ok, Samsung hasn't mentioned the Galaxy Note 4 by name but it's not hard to work out what the next model will be called. So far, the Korean smartphone giant has only referred to it as the next or new Galaxy Note.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Release date
Previous versions of the Galaxy Note have been released in and around September and it looks like the Galaxy Note 4 will be no different.
Yoon Han-kil, senior vice president of Samsung's product strategy team, told Reuters that the firm is planning to launch a new Galaxy Note handset with a "new form factor" in the second half of the year.
He didn't give any further information but odd are that Samsung will announce the Galaxy Note 4 at one of its Unpacked events during (or very close to) technology show IFA which takes place in Berlin in September.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Price
There's no leaked information on the Galaxy Note 4 yet and that's not too surprising since we're a few months away from its expected launch. We'll bring you any information as and when we hear it but in our expert opinion it is likely to come in between £550 and £600 - similar to the Galaxy S5.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Specs
The Galaxy Note series is deliberately big, what we would regrettably call a phablet. The Galaxy Note 3 stands at 5.7in and that's bigger than the Galaxy Note 2's 5.5in display. Well the Galaxy Note 4 is going to reportedly continue that trend with an even bigger screen - perhaps 5.9in or even 6in matching the LG G Flex.
As you would expect, the device will come with Samsung's S Pen stylus and will be powered by Android's Google's Android operating system. It is rumoured that the device will be able to recognise personal handwriting to unlock it and perform functions like calling contacts.
By September we could well have a new version, 4.5 or maybe 5.0 codenamed 'Lolipop' so the hope is that the Galaxy Note 4 will come with the latest software.
Under the hood, the Galaxy Note 4 will supposedly wield the recently announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor. That's a quad-core Krait 450 chip which can be clocked up to 2.7GHz and has an Andreno 420 GPU.
Qualcomm calls it the 'Ultra HD' processor because it supports 4K resolution (aka Ultra HD) capture and playback. Potentially then, the Galaxy Note 4 could be the first smartphone with a 4K screen. However, the firm could opt for Quad HD instead which is what the LG G3 is expected to feature. Samsung is working on both Quad HD and Ultra HD displays for smartphones.
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