Galaxy Note 4 will be present for back-to-school, says report

New Note in September?

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Our best guess for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4's release date up to now has been "probably September," and one site has upgraded that estimate to "definitely September."

September 3, to be exact, according to The Korea Times, which quotes an unnamed executive from an unnamed display supplier supposedly working with Samsung.

"Samsung will hold an event to announce the Note 4 on Sept. 3, just few days before this year's IFA trade fair in Berlin, Germany," the executive reportedly said.

According to the site invitations to the event will go out "soon."


Executives at the supplier said Samsung is rushing the Note 4 out to preempt Apple's iPhone 6 release (duh).

More interesting is the Korea Times' claim that the Galaxy Note 4 will have a UV sensor that measures ultraviolet radiation within the phone's S Health app. Maybe the app will tell users when to apply more sunscreen?

In addition, while rumors about the Note 4's screen size have been all over the place, the site pegs it with a 5.7-inch OLED display.

It also says the Note 4 will have a metal frame, a claim that could tie in with a late July rumor that Samsung will release two more phones in 2014: one a phablet (likely the Note 4), and the other built from "new materials."

Finally the report says Samsung will also reveal a curved Galaxy Note 4, though it may not be for mass release.