Samsung teases Sept. 3 reveal of 'Note 4,' less than a week before Apple's 'iPhone 6' event

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in Future Apple Hardware edited August 2014
With word leaking that Apple is apparently plotting an iPhone-related media event on Sept. 9, rival Samsung appears poised to beat Apple to press with its own "Unpacked" event six days earlier, where it is expected to unveil its next-generation jumbo-sized Note smartphone.

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Invitations were sent out to the press this week asking journalists to "note the date" of Sept. 3, when Samsung is set to host an event simultaneously in Berlin, Beijing and New York. It's expected that the company's stylus-driven "Note 4" phablet-style device will be formally introduced.

The timing is interesting not only because it falls less than a week before Apple is rumored to introduce its next-generation iPhone, but also because it's expected that Apple will also get into the "phablet" market with a new 5.5-inch iPhone model this year.

Such a move would position a so-called "iPhone Plus" with a jumbo-sized 5.5-inch display squarely against Samsung's Galaxy Note series. The current Galaxy Note 3 was unveiled at IFA Berlin last year and features a 5.7-inch display, and rumors have suggested this year's "Note 4" will feature an identical screen size.

Both the 4.7- and 5.5-inch "iPhone 6" variants are rumored to be unveiled at Apple's Sept. 9 event. The company has historically made its latest iPhone available to own the following Friday, which would suggest a launch date of Sept. 19 this year.




But recent reports have claimed that Apple may be facing some issues in building the 5.5-inch model, suggesting that it might see a slight delay until after the 4.7-inch version becomes available. If that were to happen, it wouldn't be unprecedented: Last year, initial production issues with the new iPad mini with Retina display led that second-generation device to go on sale 10 days after the iPad Air. Any apparent issues were quickly resolved, however, as supply of the new iPad mini remained steady through the holidays.

As for Samsung's anticipated fourth-generation Galaxy Note, some rumors have claimed it will have a more "premium" feel, using metal in its outer construction much like Apple's current iPhone lineup. It's expected to come with a minimum of 32 gigabytes of storage, and may feature built-in water resistance like the Galaxy S4.

As for release schedule, last year Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 3 at a high-profile event on Sept. 4, but the device didn't actually go on sale until Sept. 25. If the South Korean electronics maker keeps that same schedule, it's possible that the Galaxy Note 4 could be announced before Apple's "iPhone 6" lineup, but would not actually hit the market until Apple's latest offering is already in customers' hands.
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  • Reply 1 of 124
    'Copycats' again!
  • Reply 2 of 124
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,408member
    Pathetic. They are bottom-feeders all the way.
  • Reply 3 of 124
    rabbit_coachrabbit_coach Posts: 1,114member
    And who on earth possibly cares what they are going to unpack? This will be a very lonely event with a couple of paid schills attending. :no:
  • Reply 4 of 124
    sirlance99sirlance99 Posts: 1,273member

    Come on. The date was known about BEFORE the leak of the Apple date. This is just the official announcement from Samsung. This post is such BS trying to stir something up that's not there.

  • Reply 5 of 124
    sirlance99sirlance99 Posts: 1,273member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Future Man View Post



    'Copycats' again!

     

     

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post



    Pathetic. They are bottom-feeders all the way.

    No, not at all. The Samsung announcement was known about before the leak of Apple's

     

    http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2014/07/133_162030.html

  • Reply 6 of 124
    But on the evening of the 9th, all the news will be about Apple. Samsung? Note 4? Huh?!
  • Reply 7 of 124
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,408member
    sirlance99 wrote: »
    Come on. The date was known about BEFORE the leak of the Apple date. This is just the official announcement from Samsung. This post is such BS trying to stir something up that's not there.

    There has been no leak about an exact date from Apple. It's all conjecture.

    The question now... What if Apple announced an event on the 3rd? Would Samsung move it up even earlier? That could be amusing.
  • Reply 8 of 124
    sirlance99 wrote: »

    No, not at all. The Samsung announcement was known about before the leak of Apple's

    Linky linky? I hadn't heard about the date. Either way it's still silly that they operate this way. It's not like Apple changed their iPhone release schedule just to try and steal the Galaxy's thunder...
  • Reply 9 of 124
    woochiferwoochifer Posts: 382member
    Get whatever coverage they can before the iPhone 6 sucks all the oxygen out of the room. A lot of the tech press will already be in Berlin for the IFA conference, which starts the day after Samsung's event and is the largest electronics exhibition in the world. Having the Note 4 event at that show is nothing out of the ordinary, since they announced the Note 3 at the same event last year.

    If anything, Apple timing the iPhone 6 so that it coincides with the second-to-last day of IFA Berlin reminds me of how they used to have their big announcements at Macworld San Francisco; and the coverage of those announcements would drown out anything coming out of CES Las Vegas, which also ran at the same time.

    However, Samsung doing a multi-venue event in three different cities? That's a big-time clusterf*** in the making. Of course, it goes well with how Samsung seems to scattershot everything they do. No focus. No restraint.
  • Reply 10 of 124
    sirlance99sirlance99 Posts: 1,273member
    There has been no leak about an exact date from Apple. It's all conjecture.

    The question now... What if Apple announced an event on the 3rd? Would Samsung move it up even earlier? That could be amusing.

    Yet, that is what this post talks about.
  • Reply 11 of 124
    monstrositymonstrosity Posts: 2,234member

    I'm sure Al Qaeda will buy one or two.

  • Reply 12 of 124
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,408member
    sog35 wrote: »
    more proof of 5.5 coming.

    How so? Because of a Samsung attempt to preempt an Apple announcement?
  • Reply 13 of 124
    rot'napplerot'napple Posts: 1,839member
    "Samsung is set to host an event simultaneously in Berlin, Beijing and New York",... Hmm, Samsung needs to announce in three cities for their worldwide announcement of their latest and greatest to Apple's one. That's par for Samsung's course!
  • Reply 14 of 124
    sirlance99sirlance99 Posts: 1,273member
    How so? Because of a Samsung attempt to preempt an Apple announcement?

    Seriously man, you're just plain wrong. I'm not defending Samsung here but you need to get your facts straight. Samsung does this announcement one day before IFA every year. Stop making crap up.
  • Reply 15 of 124
    macvictamacvicta Posts: 346member
    Rather than a 5.5 inch iPhone, I'd rather have a 6 inch iPad. Guess a 5.5 inch iPod touch would be close enough.
  • Reply 16 of 124
    allenbfallenbf Posts: 993member

    Who cares.  Because as of the 9th, it'll all be about Apple and the iPhone 6.  And iPayments.  and iOS 8.  I'm so stoked.

  • Reply 17 of 124
    mazda 3smazda 3s Posts: 1,607member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Future Man View Post



    'Copycats' again!

     

     

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post



    Pathetic. They are bottom-feeders all the way.

     

     

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    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post





    How so? Because of a Samsung attempt to preempt an Apple announcement?

     

    Seriously people?

     

    The Galaxy Note 4 will be announced on Sept. 3 2014

    The Galaxy Note 3 was announced on Sept. 4 2013

    The Galaxy Note 2 was announced on Aug. 29 2012

    The Galaxy Note was announced on Sept. 1 2011

     

    This isn't rocket science...

  • Reply 18 of 124
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,408member
    allenbf wrote: »
    Who cares.  Because as of the 9th, it'll all be about Apple and the iPhone 6.  And iPayments.  and iOS 8.  I'm so stoked.

    I'd love to see an end-to-end pay system rollout at the same time as the iPhone 6 announcement.
  • Reply 19 of 124
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    mazda 3s wrote: »




    Seriously people?

    The Galaxy Note 4 will be announced on Sept. 9 2014
    The Galaxy Note 3 was announced on Sept. 4 2013
    The Galaxy Note 2 was announced on Aug. 29 2012
    The Galaxy Note was announced on Sept. 1 2011

    This isn't rocket science...
    Glad Apple's is after as that's what people will remember.
  • Reply 20 of 124
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    allenbf wrote: »
    Who cares.  Because as of the 9th, it'll all be about Apple and the iPhone 6.  And iPayments.  and iOS 8.  I'm so stoked.
    You think Apple is gong to announce a payments system at this event? If so best kept secret yet.
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