Samsung Galaxy Note 4 said to come in curved and flat models

Samsung's curved handset might see a limited release

Galaxy Round

Early rumored specs on the Galaxy Note 4 already have us hot and bothered, but now details have come out suggesting there might actually two versions Samsung's next phablet.

An executive at one of Samsung's supplier partners confirmed with The Korea Times that the Galaxy Note 4 would come with a curved screen and another model with a regular flat screen. Both devices will also purported be announced at IFA 2014, which takes place from September 5 to 10 in Berlin, Germany.

Thus far, early reports pointed to the handset getting a screen with curved edges like the Galaxy Round. Now this latest report states that the curved phablets will be a "niche" device only available in a limited number of unnamed markets.

The source also divulged that a standard version with a flat screen, which will likely see a much more widespread launch.

Around the bend

Although the curved Galaxy Note 4 might not be destined for many markets at launch there's still a chance it could come later. As we saw with the G Flex, LG first curved handset was originally only available in South Korea until its eventual expanded release.

Meanwhile, everything else we've heard about the Galaxy Note 4 has is making out the device to be Samsung's most tantalizing handset yet.

If the rumors are to be believed the extra large handset should come with a 5.7-inch display with a QHD resolution of 2,560 x 1,440. Internally the phone will supposedly come rocking a 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor and a full load of RAM at 4G.

The handset is also suspected to feature a bumped up 16-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization.

The Galaxy Note 4 is said to launch sometime in early September when Samsung also announces another rumored premium handset, the Galaxy F. Curved or not we'll report all the coming details as they leak so stay tuned to this space.

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