Samsung finally gives a launch date for the Galaxy Note 4.
The phablet will be available in the United States on October 17, and pre-orders can be made on September 19.
AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon will be carrying the Galaxy Note 4.
In the United Kingdom, Samsung stores will take pre-orders from September 19, while retailers like Three and Carphone Warehouse will start taking orders from Friday, September 26.
The Galaxy Note 4 will be in UK stores from October 10.
As for India, the phone is expected to be released on December 30, according to 91mobiles.com.
Specs wise, the Galaxy Note 4 will feature a new plastic and metal design, a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, a 16 mega-pixel rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization and a 3.7 mega-pixel front camera that can shoot WQHD, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and 64GB micro SD slot, and a 3,220 mAh battery that can be charged in 30 minutes via Fast Charging.
The phablet will also feature a fingerprint scanner and a brand new S Pen, and has Android 4.4.4 KitKat as its OS.
See an AP tech update below.
Samsung Accuses LG Execs of Damaging its Products
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. has accused senior executives from rival LG Electronics Inc. of vandalizing its washing machines at stores in Germany earlier this month and has asked for an official investigation.
In a statement Sunday, Samsung said it had asked the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office to investigate executives from a South Korean company who were seen damaging Samsung washing machines displayed at shopping malls in Berlin. A Samsung spokesman confirmed that the Korean company referred to was LG.
“The people in question have been implicated in deliberately destroying Samsung washing machines displayed at retail stores in Berlin, Germany,” Samsung’s statement said.
One of the incidents that will come under investigation took place a day ahead of the IFA electronics trade show held in Berlin from Sep. 4-9.
LG Electronics denied Samsung’s claim. It said in a statement that that some of its executives and staff, including a president, had visited a Berlin store and looked at various products, but it is common for its employees to examine rival company’s products abroad.
“If our company had an intention to destroy products of a certain company to tarnish the image of the product, it would be commonsensical to not have our executives to directly carry out such acts,” LG’s statement said.
LG said the washing machine model in question had weak hinges, but it did not say whether its executives had damaged the products.
Samsung, which is the world’s largest manufacturer of smartphones, said an investigation is necessary in the interests of “fostering fair competition.”