Galaxy Note 4 Release Date, Specs, Rumors: No USA Release Date Yet; What We Know So Far

Samsung could be releasing their latest phablet in September.

According to rumors, the Galaxy Note 4 will be unveiled at a pre-IFA 2014 Samsung Unpacked event on September 3.

The phablet will be made available for sale after the Samsung Unpacked event, according to information passed on to Android Geeks by an insider.

An executive at a Samsung partner company told The Korean Times that invitations for the event should be handed out in August.

Officially, Samsung has declined to give a specific release date, although executive Yoon Han-kil told Reuters that the phablet will be released in the second half of 2014.

Here are some speculated specifications of the Galaxy Note 4:

OS: Android KitKat 4.4.4/latest version of Android at time of release
Display: 5.7/5.9 inch 2560 x 1440 QHD; Super AMOLED; flexible screen
Processor: 64-bit Exynos 5433 chip (Europe); Snapdragon 805 (North America, Korea, China, Japan)
Storage: 32GB
GPU: Adrendo 420 GPU (Snapdragon 805); ARM Mali-T760 (Exynos 5433)
Camera: 20 megapixel sensor or 16 megapixel rear camera; 2 megapixel or 3.6 megapixel camera front camera
Chassis/Color: “Electric Blue” and “Copper Gold” colors
S Pen: Ultrasound S Pen technology?
Retina scanner

See an AP article below.

LG Display unveils 18-inch flexible display

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Display Co. has developed an 18-inch flexible display that can be rolled into the shape of a thin cylinder, a step toward making a large display for flexible TVs.

The South Korean display panel maker said Friday the flexible display has a resolution of 1200 pixels by 810 pixels and maintains its function when it is rolled up.

While that resolution would fall within the range of high-definition, images on the display would not look as sharp as the latest flat displays that boast ultra-high definition.

LG touted its technology as a significant advance, saying the cylinder’s diameter would be just 6 centimeters (2.4 inches). It means LG Display could produce TVs that are larger than 50 inches diagonally and can be rolled up.

It is based on OLED technology, an advanced display that can show images in richer colors.

South Korean display makers are striving to gain an edge in flexible display technology as they see it as a way to set their products apart from their rivals in China, Taiwan and Japan. They also hope that the novel form would give consumers a reason to buy a new gadget.

Last year, Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc. each released a smartphone with a curved display to show off their technological prowess.

But it is unclear how the nascent technology would make handsets or televisions more useful. LG said its technology would make large TVs portable and it is up to the TV makers how they expand the use of the technology.

The South Korean company also unveiled a semi-opaque display. Though it is not as transparent as glass, that’s the direction that the company is heading. LG named it the transparent display saying its transparency has improved from existing technology.

In the picture provided by LG, it is possible to see hands through the display. LG Display spokesman said it is possible to view images on the transparent display from the front and from the back.

By 2017, LG aims to develop a flexible and transparent display that measures more than 60 inches diagonally, Kang In-byung, head of LG Display’s R&D Center, said in a statement.