Samsung CEO JK Shin has officially confirmed that the Galaxy Note 4 release date is set for fall 2014, as Samsung intends to grab its share in the growing phablet market with the impending threat from iPhone 6 release in September.
Denying all speculation about the existence of premium Galaxy S5 variant, JK Shin revealed that the next-gen Galaxy Note will be released in fall, according to a press statement to the Korean media, KBench. This is in line with Samsung's tradition of releasing its Note phablets in September for three consecutive years.
Keeping in line with history, the Galaxy Note 4 is expected to be launched at the IFA in Berlin, which is scheduled to kick off on 5 September.
Another key point of interest is that the Galaxy S5 was unveiled at the Unpacked 5 Episode 1 (as predicted earlier), while the Note 3 appeared at last year's Unpacked Episode 2 event. So, it is likely that Samsung could have reserved the slot for Galaxy Note 4 at the Unpacked 5 Episode 2 event.
Among the rumoured features, the Galaxy Note 4 is expected to feature a bigger 5.9in QHD AMOLED display, 3GB RAM, 16MP rear camera and powered by Qualcomm's fastest processor till date, the quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor.
The Note 4 is speculated to feature a high-resolution flexible display to support superior viewing angles, though the smartphone is unlikely to introduce Samsung's highly-anticipated foldable display technology.