Many new smartphones are expected to release this fall and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 could be one of the first. It was originally thought that the Galaxy Note 4 would be announced in early September and released later in the month, but Samsung has reportedly restructured its release strategy after the Samsung Galaxy S5 failed to meet sales expectations.
The Korean manufacturer recently announced its second quarter earnings, which were much lower than analysts expected. Samsung says that heavy competition from Chinese vendors and the rise of the Korean won contributed to its drop in revenue and sales. The company is counting on new products like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to help it rebound in the current quarter.
According to Korean publication ETNews, mass production for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 could begin in August in preparation for an early-September release. In addition to supplementing Galaxy S5 sales, the Galaxy Note 4 may release early in order to have a head start before Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:APPL) iPhone 6 releases. The iPhone 6, which is rumored to feature a much larger display than previous models, is expected to be announced in mid-September with a launch soon after.
The Samsung Galaxy Note devices have traditionally been announced at or around the IFA Expo in Berlin, which is from Sept. 5 to 10 this year. Prior reports suggested that the Galaxy Note 4 might be announced on Sept. 3 and might go on sale Sept. 25. But if the Galaxy Note 4 were released early this year, its unveiling event would also take place much earlier than usual. Samsung has not yet announced any press events to unveil new hardware. Press invites for Samsung's launch events are usually sent out at least one month in advance.
The Galaxy Note 4 is expected to be one of Samsung’s most advanced and highest quality smartphones. The device may include a QHD (1440x2560) resolution display that may be curved or flexible. The Galaxy Note 4 may also have 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage and a 12-megapixel or 16-megapixel main camera. According to rumors, the Galaxy Note 4 may include an iris scanner or a fingerprint scanner, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S5.