The lock screen for Samsung's next generation Galaxy Note has been spotted in a patent database.

PhoneArena quoting Samdownloads reports that the lock screen image of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was found on a German patent. The report suggests that users will have to swipe his/her finger away from the centre of the circle to unlock the phone.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Interestingly, the lock screen has 25 September displayed on it, which is likely to be the launch date for the Galaxy Note 4. This makes sense, considering a recent rumour which also hinted at 25 September being a possible launch date.

Besides, certain industry sources have also revealed that the device is expected to be released on 25 September.

According to a recent report, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will enter mass production in the June-July timeframe.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

In order to achieve a quick release target after the IFA show scheduled from 5-10 September, Samsung will have a busy month in August, when the company is expected to send out invitations for an Unpacked event.

The latest disclosure also reveals that the new Note will boast a 32-bit Snapdragon 805 processor or, 64-bit Exynos 5433, paired with a 3GB RAM. The handset will offer 32GB internal storage.

It will sport a 5.7in screen with resolution at 2560 x 1440 pixels. There will be a 3.68 megapixel front-camera and a 16 megapixel (Sans OIS) or, 12 megapixel (with OIS) rear-camera.