Samsung’s (KRX: 005930) update to its Galaxy Note line is scheduled to be officially unveiled on September 3 at the Samsung Unpacked Episode 2014 2 event.
Below is a teaser trailer Samsung released Friday to hype the phablet’s launch.
The trailer itself is rather scant on details of the phone’s actual specs and details, only hyping the phone’s multitasking ability. “Share, win, write, create” are some of the keywords Samsung uses to promote the phone’s multitasking features.
While the specs of the Galaxy Note have yet to be unveiled, it’s rumored to pack a 5.7-inch QHD 2560 x 1440p display, a 16-megapixel rear camera with a 3.7-megapixel rear camera. This means the phablet will be able to shoot images at a resolution of 5312 x 2988p and video at 4K, like its cousin the Galaxy Note 4.
Rumors — though unproven — have it that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 will come in two versions: a niche edition with a curved OLED screen and a flat one aimed at the mainstream market. It’s assumed that the curved edition will cost more given the complexities of manufacturing a curved screen. The market hasn’t shown much interest for previous curved phones, so the availability of Samsung’s curved edition is sure to be limited.
As far a price point, it’s assumed that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will launch at a similar price to its predecessors.
There’s no definite word yet on what SoC will be powering the phone.
Samsung, however, is not the only company that will be coming out with a refreshed phablet. Local rival LG (KRX:066570) is also said to be launching a Galaxy Note 4 rival called the G3 Stylus. The phablet features a 5.5in QHD IPS display and powered by a quad-core 1.3GHz processor with 1GB of RAM. It will be launched in Brazil first, in September, followed by Asia and the Middle East in the following months. No word yet on pricing, but expect it to be competitive.