Samsung Galaxy Note 4
A concept design of Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Concept Phones

Samsung will unveil its next-gen Galaxy Note, widely known as Galaxy Note 4 on 3 September, confirms a new report.

The confirmation comes from an executive at Samsung's local part suppliers, who also revealed the South Korean tech major's plans to release the Galaxy Note 4 to compete with Apple's upcoming iPhone 6 expected in the same month.

"Samsung will hold an event to announce the Note 4 on Sept. 3, just few days before this year's IFA trade fair in Berlin, Germany- Europe's biggest technology exhibition," a certain executive at Samsung's display supplier has been quoted as saying by the Korean Times.

Samsung is expected to send out an official invitation for the announcement to media and industry officials soon.

The company has reportedly come to an agreement with major network operators in the US such as AT&T, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless for the shipment of Note 4. There will also be a big promotional campaign in China.

Hardware features

Samsung will use enhanced hardware features in the Note 4 to compete with its market rivals.

"Samsung Note 4 will have far better specifications than the Galaxy S5 smartphone" added Know Young-noh, Samsung Electro-Mechanics chief officer.

The Galaxy Note 4 is expected to sport a 5.7in OLED display with metal framing. The company is also planning a curved OLED version of Note 4, which is not aimed for the mass markets. It will use Qualcomm's chip, and according to rumours, a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, and 4G LTE. For users in Korea, Samsung will offer LTE-Advanced technology.

"The Note 4 will be the first smartphone to incorporate an ultraviolet sensor. The sensor can measure UV radiation and offer index levels to Note 4 users inside the S Health application," claims an executive at Samsung's software partner in Korea.