Phablet-fanciers will be able to get their hands on Samsung’s fourth-gen Galaxy Note within minutes of its launch event, reports suggest, setting up what promises to be a fight to the death in September with Apple’s first-ever super-sized smartphone.
According to South Korean site News Tomato (yes, really), the Galaxy Note 4 will be available to buy immediately after its big reveal at the Berlin IFA tech expo, which takes place between September 5th-10th.
That's a matter of weeks before the 5.5-inch edition of the iPhone 6 is set to land, which industry-watchers believe could finally unseat the Note range as the industry’s top-selling phablets.
Details of what to expect from the Note 4 have been filtering through to tech sites for some time now.
As well as a QHD 5.7-inch screen, which may or may not be flexible, it’s purported to be home to a 20.7-megapixel camera and an eight-core Snapdragon 805 processor.
Samsung’s forthcoming contender is also rumoured to feature the about to be unveiled ‘L’ version of Google’s smartphone operating system, aka Android 4.5, and is touted as being the “thinnest device in history”.
Leaked snaps indicate that the Note 4 will move away from the rounded edges of earlier models for a boxier, squarer finish that nods towards Sony’s Xperia Z1 and Z2.