Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930)’s highly anticipated Galaxy Note 4 phablet will enter mass production in July. Citing Samsung’s wireless division staff and stakeholders, Korean new site News Tomato said that the upcoming phablet will enter mass production in July, and will be launched in September.
Galaxy Note 4 to follow the pattern of its predecessor?
That’s in line with previous reports claiming that the Korean electronics giant would unveil the Galaxy Note 4 at IFA in Berlin. The July time frame for mass production will ensure that the phablet reaches shelves by the anticipated release date. News Tomato added that Samsung is rushing the release of the Galaxy Note 4 after lukewarm sales of the Galaxy S5, which was launched earlier this year. The new phablet is likely to follow last year’s pattern when the Galaxy Note 3 more than made up for the tumbling sales of the Galaxy S4.
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Recent reports have confirmed that the Galaxy Note 4 will have a 5.7-inch QHD display with 2,560 x 1,440 pixel resolution. Other leaks and rumors suggest that the phablet would sport 3GB RAM, 64-bit processor and 3MP front-facing camera. Moreover, Samsung is likely to pack the premium hardware with some new impressive software features.
Galaxy Note 4 to have a 12MP camera with OIS
Another report today claimed that the Galaxy Note 4 will feature a 12-megapixel camera with Optical Image Stabilization. Though the OIS will help users capture better images, its predecessor has a higher 13MP camera and the current Galaxy S5 sports 16MP camera. The Galaxy Note 4 is likely to run on the latest Android ‘L’ OS that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) showcased last week at its I/O conference. Of course, Samsung may skin in its own user interface.
Rumors and speculations point to the Galaxy Note 4 coming in two variants with different processors. The variant that will be distributed in Asia and Europe is supposed to come with Exynos processor. The U.S. version is rumored to sport Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. And yes, the Galaxy Note 4 will offer better performance than its predecessor.