Samsung announces Sept. 3 Unpacked event, Galaxy Note 4 announcement likely

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Samsung has started sending out invites to an Unpacked event on September 3rd, and it’s almost certain the Korean tech giant will use it to announce the next Galaxy Note. Given the fact that Unpacked events are almost always used to show off flagship phones, and the Galaxy S5 is already here, the Note 4 is a safe bet. Worth noting, the company used the Wednesday immediately before IFA in Berlin to announce the Note 3 last year, and the year before it was the Note 2, before that, the Note. September 3rd 2014 is the Wednesday immediately before IFA this year.

With it being a Galaxy Note, some features are a given. We’re certainly going to see a large display equipped with super-sensitive touch sensors for use with the trademarked S-Pen. If I was a gambling man, I’d bet on a rear cover design similar to that of the Galaxy S5. Moving away from fake leather, and on to the rubberized Band-Aid look. It’s a design featured across the top-end Samsung devices this year. But that’s a complete guess. Samsung could attempt to keep the “Note Look” distinct. I would guess with some confidence at a 2k resolution display, similar to that on the LG G3, but if not, I wouldn’t complain at 1080p. And it’ll continue the trend of incredible battery life and performance.

T-Mobile currently carries the Note 3, so it stands to reason it’ll also sell the Note 4 when it’s available. It’s made no secret of its ongoing special relationship with Sammy. No launch was hyped by T-Mo in the same was the Galaxy S5 was.

Will the Note 4 be your next device?

Source: SamMobile (original page removed?)
Other via links: Android Central, PhoneDog, GSMArena (with pic of invite)

 

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  • taron19119

    The biggest question mark is will it have 700mz/band 12 if not then I well past

    • ac21365

      Don’t see why it wouldn’t, given the low-end Avant that has band 12. Now that we’re nearing the end of the year, it wouldn’t make sense for T-Mobile to let phones into the wild without it from this point forward… especially a phone that’s gonna sell in the numbers the Note will.

    • Get_at_Me

      I think that it will. Note devices have historically been trend setting devices with tmobile. The Note 2 was the first lte smartphone for tmobile. The Note 3 was one of few tmo devices to support volte. The Note 3 was the first to offer 3gb of ram and 32gb of base internal storage. Aside from those examples, the Note series continues to sell well up until the new version launches. Theyre built to withstand the test of time (future proofed) regarding software and harware.

      • Verizonthunder

        Yes but will the note 3 receive Android L? HTC already said that the M7 and M8 will get that software update

        • Get_at_Me

          Samsung generally shows love to newer flagships. Even ones that are a generation behind. I wouldnt be surprised either way.

        • Verizonthunder

          Yes and that is part of the reason why they are well loved

      • donnybee

        Unfortunately no Android phone will ever be “future proofed” as you said. In fact, no phone will ever be absolutely future-proof, and able to support everything after it. However, Android devices are especially vulnerable to earlier retirement than they are able to withstand. It’s called planned obsolescence. Android phones won’t get all the newest updates, so there will always be a huge fragmentation of the OS to the millions of completely different phones. It’s a problem that Google is having a hard time fixing, and probably won’t be able to fix in the near future. The fact is that either the phones don’t support the updated OS, the manufacturer is too lazy to put out an update for it, or the manufacturer is just not planning on updating it because they can launch a phone in a year that has the newest OS that the ‘old’ phone can’t get.

        This is why so many people find solace in other platforms, mainly iOS. iOS 7 had support all the way back to the iPhone 4, which is a 4+ year old device, and it got the update at the same time newer devices got the update. iOS 8 will be the first time that the iPhone 4 wasn’t supported, but those who want to make sure their device won’t be entering planned obsolesce will often times opt for an iPhone. From what I hear, BB10 should be behind that and should then be followed by WP8. So in response to your comment, yes the hardware could be designed with the future in mind, but it doesn’t mean that the phone will last that long unless people want to use outdated software.

        • Get_at_Me

          Maybe i shouldve been more specific in my other post. Since oems release flagships so frequently, some devices dont get support that theyd get otherwise. I agree with you that once a new device launches, “last yrs model” isnt as much of a priority (updates, marketing etc). The Note 3 in particular has long legs regarding popularity and revelance from what ive seen. It continues to sell well alongside the gs5 and iphone 5s. It continues to get updates also. Its a given that once the n4 launches, support for the n3 will begin to fade…. It amazes me how many ppl come into my store asking about the note 2! If we continue to sell the n3 after the 4 launches, im sure itll still be a hot item…. Regardless of Samsung support.

        • TYLERDERK

          Wrong about not being able to update software,
          Phones with Android operating systems can be updated much easier then IOS and thru manufacturer applications or developer sites you can put whatever you want into the phone.
          I have seen many people still sporting G1 and G2 , g2x etc……
          Android is King for a reason!

        • TechHog

          iOS 7 runs so badly on anything older than the iPhone 5 that it’s really just a marketing statement and you’re better off not updating. If you think iPhones are immune to planned obsolescence, you’re extremely naive.

  • JB45

    If this phone has 700/Band 12 it will be my next phone and my Note II will be retired.

    • Verizonthunder

      Also depends if it has more ram and running Android L

      • taron19119

        It will not have android L

        • Verizonthunder

          I have a feeling you are correct on that (sigh)

        • taron19119

          Android L have not been final release yet its going to have the latest version of Kit Kat

        • Get_at_Me

          Its all about timing. Google wont allow a non-nexus device to launch with L (esp a samsung galaxy) before the next nexus comes out.

      • Get_at_Me

        Itll likely get updated shortly after L is launched on the nexus.

        • yankeesusa

          I highly doubt that since tmbile is one of the last to update their phones.

      • yankeesusa

        It’s not going to be running android L. Especially not before it comes out on the nexus lineup first.

    • TechHog

      Keep support in mind. The fact that T-Mobile’s Note 2 won’t get KitKat is a terrible sign for future Samsung phones.

      • JB45

        I came from HTC to Samsung….Samsung has given my Note II far more updates than my Sensation and Amaze ever got.

        • TechHog

          Same here. However, it looks like HTC changed for the better with the M7, while Samsung is slipping.

  • hanfeedback

    Im interested in getting one, but as someone else said it will have to have B12.

  • Chris

    My Note 2 is ready to rest. I hope this phone can replace it. The G3 sure couldn’t. I want to see the G Flex 2 also tho! Any word on when that’ll be out?

    • TechHog

      Keep support in mind. The fact that T-Mobile’s Note 2 won’t get KitKat is a terrible sign.

      • Chris

        I’m rooted so doesn’t really matter to me. But for some people that is important.

  • noc007

    Wife’s Note 2 is showing its age, especially with coverage. Perhaps she needs a new SIM, but I wouldn’t expect an area that she previously had coverage to stop getting signal.

    • yankeesusa

      Probably the sim. My note always had great coverage.

  • HothTron

    GIVE IT TO ME NOW!

  • CJE

    Waiting to see what the specs are on the Note 4..heard camera may have 20 megapixel camera but more likely a 16 from what I’m hearing now..trying to retire my note 2 and not sure if I want to go with a S5 or wait til November for the Note 4..anyone have insight to share on camera or waiting on Note 4 vs getting s5 now? Thanks!

    • JB45

      I would holdout for the Note IV…In my opinion. The note will have far better specs than the S5. I’m going to retire my Note 2 for the Note IV.

    • e

      Have the note 2 as well and the lack of the official kitkat update is making me think I’d go with a Nexus brand in the future..

  • yankeesusa

    With the 700mhz compatibility I will buy this phone in a heartbeat. If the g3 had this band it would have been my current phone as of now.

    • nycplayboy78

      YASSSS!!!!

  • Dean Smith

    heared the galaxy note 5 will have built in unlimited data for 2015 august release date

  • Nick

    While it is nice to have a very large megapixel camera in your “ghetto camera” (Smart Phone), it could have 100 megapixels and you still could not have enough control as a “camera” to take good pictures. I never buy a phone based on what kind of camera it has. I mean, it is nice in a pinch but it has many disadvantages and will NEVER EVER be good enough. to debate me means you don’t know enough about photography. But, yea, I am holding out for the Note 4.

    • Singleweird

      95% of people are not professional photographers. therefore, for 95% of people, the note 3 and S5 have AMAZING cameras.

    • nycplayboy78

      ummm what is a “ghetto camera” again?

    • TechHog

      So you’re a photographer. Good for you.

  • TechHog

    This is a contender for my next phone, so let’s see what Samsung can do. Not sure if i want Touchwiz again though, and the fact that the T-Mobile Note 2 isn’t getting KitKat is making me think I shouldn’t buy Samsung phones on T-Mobile anymore.

  • taron19119

    Dear Samsung put 700mz/band 12 and don’t have the us available be 2 or 3 months after the rest of the world get it

  • jacky

    i will buy note 4, and note 4 will crush iphone 6 for sure.

  • Rod

    If Tmobile/Samsung doesn’t release 4.4 for the Note 2 before this launches, I’m an iPhone loyalist.

    • Prod1702

      Then just go to the Iphone and stop crying. You have a phone that is almost 2 years old if not that old by now. You can’t expect to get the latest and greatest with a older phone. If you want that buy a Nexus.

  • Jacoda

    Have been a lover of Samsung since the original Galaxy S, went to the S II, and then the Note 3, and the Note 10.1 2014 Edition Tablet, I can’t wait to see what Samsung is going to do to step up the game for the Note 4 in comparison to the 3. My hopes is that they will double the RAM as currently half of it is used with the Note 3 just because of current OS and bloatware, even debloated it still sucks up the RAM. Maybe we can see some waterproof technology with this phone as well?

  • Oliver Jackson

    Definitely a major buy for me and the Note tablet as well. September 3 is all that matters