Samsung will unveil its new Galaxy Note 4 phablet at the IFA show in Berlin on Sept. 3, executives at Samsung's local parts suppliers said.
The Korea Times today reported that Samsung was apparently looking to rush the Galaxy Note 4 out the door to try and combat Apple's new iPhone, which is due out the same month.
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.
Apple plans to put out a 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch variant of the iPhone 6 in September.
"Samsung Note 4 will have far better specifications than the Galaxy S5 smartphone," said Samsung Electro-Mechanics Chief Financial Officer Kwon Young-noh, recently.
Samsung Electro is an affiliate of Samsung and supplies camera modules to Samsung Electronics.
The new Samsung phablet will come with a 5.7-inch flat OLED screen and metal frame. Samsung will also bring a curved OLED version of the Note 4 to the exhibition, though the curved Note 4 isn't aimed at appealing to the mass market.
"The Note 4 will be the first smartphone to incorporate an ultraviolet sensor. The sensor can measure UV radiation and offer index levels to Note 4 users inside the 'S Health' application," said an executive at Samsung's software partner based in Korea.
The upcoming phablet will be powered by Qualcomm processor chips and will support fourth-generation long-term evolution (LTE) mobile wireless technologies. For users in Korea, Samsung plans to put LTE-Advanced technology in the home-turf.
In the U.S., the Note 4 will be available by AT&T, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless.