Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Will be a Phablet That no One Has Seen so Far - Exec

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By Karla Danica Figuerres | June 16, 2014 10:34 AM EST

The most anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has been rumoured to be released with a number of killer specs but a new report from The Korea Times reveal that the South Korean tech giant has been planning something with its next flagship phablet that no one has seen so far.

According to an executive at one of Samsung's supplier via The Korea Times, Samsung is planning to release two versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - one will be the standard version with a flat display and one with a rounded display, which will be akin in shape to the Samsung Galaxy Round that the tech giant released last year.

"Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note4 phablet, UHD OLED TVs, a Google Glass rival, and home appliances at the upcoming IFA," said the executive via The Korea Times.

"The Note4 will have two versions: one with a curved OLED display for niche markets and the other a flat OLED display for mass marketing," the executive added.

However, just because Samsung is said to be releasing a curved version of the Galaxy Note 4, it does not mean that it will pop up in the shelves of local carrier stores this fall. According to the source of The Korea Times, the curved Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be a "niche" device that will only be released in limited markets.

Thus far, all news about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 suggests that it is going to be an absolute beast of a phablet on release date. Specs for the upcoming device include 5.7 inches QHD display with 1440 x 2560 pixels, 2.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor and 16 MP sensor camera with optical image stabilisation. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is expected to launch in early September alongside the premium Galaxy F smartphone.

Meanwhile, Samsung is reported to unveil wearable devices, expanded smart home services and curved UHD TVs at this year's IFA fair in Berlin. The South Korean tech giant faces headwinds going forward due to the cutthroat competition from other players, which has been pushing the company into new markets.

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Customers attend a workshop about the Samsung Galaxy S5 in Jakarta, April 11, 2014.
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