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Samsung Hosting Unpacked Event on September 3 to Announce New Galaxy Note

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September 3 is your day, Galaxy Note cult. Samsung just announced that they will hold an Unpacked event during the first week of next month, telling us to “Note the date!” in the process. Yes, the Galaxy Note 4 is coming.

Samsung will host simultaneous press events in Berlin, Beijing, and New York, but also stream the festivities through their YouTube channel so that all can see. The event kicks off in NYC at 9AM Eastern, 6AM Pacific.

You ready?

  • Daistaar

    Hey Kellen. Let me know if you guys or Dave need any help in NY that week. I’ll be a helping hand.

  • Jay Ward

    If the screen isn’t bigger then my sony xperia z ultra (6.44″) I’m not getting it.

  • DJyoSNOW

    Cracking me up: been on my Note 3 a few months, I had no clue I joined a “cult”

    • jboogie1289

      Me either, but “CULT” me in!!!!!!!!

  • Steviemac

    Really who cares! It will get upstaged by Apple in the same month. The Koreans are not smart of unveiling it in September. Should do it in August.

    • flosserelli

      It may get upstaged in the US, but the rest of the world is less enamored with iphone.

      • Steviemac

        Exactly what part of the world is enamored with the Samsung Note? Do tell! I would love to know

        • 213ninja
          • imronburgundy

            Facts!? You can’t come in here with facts! Raw emotion only!

          • Steviemac

            Nice gay profile pic! Lol

          • Steviemac

            Seriously you’re a loser showing me an article from 2013. From that same Forbes website shows the iPhone 5S is the best selling phone in the world currently. Google it! Nice try buddy.

          • 213ninja

            calm down eminem. the article is perfectly legitimate toward the point i was making, which was a direct answer to the stupid question you asked.

            you asked what part of the world is enamored with the note line, and i showed you that late last year, millions of people spread globally were enamored with the note line. if you think that’s dropped in 2014 that’s fine, but it’s still millions. at no point did i say anything about iphone besting or not besting their sales…read.

        • imronburgundy

          Korea and Asia as a whole

      • Steviemac

        Not it may, it will get upstaged by the announcement of the iPhone 6

        • flosserelli

          And no one outside of the US will care.

  • Colin Huber

    Can’t wait to see what they bring to the table. Most powerful device line there is!

  • mcdonsco

    Better be freaking amazing for Samsung to redeem themselves at this point.

  • twiz0r

    Vacation during a great holiday week, my birthday, and the note 4 announcement. What a great day this’ll be

  • Hely

    My body is ready

  • Christopher Moore

    The original big daddy aka beast phone that started the trend. Often imitated but never duplicated.

  • https://www.heartbleedbug.com/ Intellectua1

    This and the Moto 360 is the only important news to me. I am dying to see the Note 4

    • SamBoy

      I like to call it the Moto 352 because of that black thing killed the full 360 screen.

    • 213ninja

      dittos

  • disastrousrainbow

    I’d like the Note 4 (and most Samsung products) if there weren’t phones with better software and hardware out there. You can have all the greatest specs in the world as most Samsung models tend to, but what’s the point of having all that when a device that has lesser specs runs better because your software is junk? That’s Samsung devices in a nutshell.

    • Guest

      Something i noticed with my Note 3 (on VZW) is that the radios suck (i.e. iPhone 5s on VZW will get 10mbps but i’ll get 4mbps, iPhone 5s shows 2 bars and mien will toggle between 1 and 0). Friend of mine works for a company that tests phones before they are released and said the radios in the Note 3 were bad…. starting to believe him. I hope mine is just a defective unit but i’m doubtful…

      • disastrousrainbow

        Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I used to work at Verizon and that’s just Samsung. For example, where a Motorola or an iPhone would show four or five bars at our store, a Samsung would have three. It was like that with the S3, S4, and Note 3 I owned. They all had inferior signal strength. It was always pretty well-known that if call quality, signal strength, speaker performance, or any combination of the three were important to someone you’d show them a Motorola or an iPhone. Can’t comment much on HTC since I wasn’t at the stores when they started carrying the One and M8.

      • flosserelli

        I was a member of the Note cult but I finally ditched Samsung because of their crappy modems and Knox. I probably could have lived with Knox, but consistently terrible signal quality was a deal breaker.

      • Quint

        I love my Note 3, but damn, the radios are atrocious. I have to agree. My Nexus 7 had a great signal and my Note was switching to 3G and 1X. At home, a Samsung Gusto 2 picks up signal better than the Note 3. The Note 2 picked up signal just fine, but this phone just blows in the RF department. I look forward to a Note 4,but I need more signal, Dang it!

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      The software on the Note models are actually really good. I like *gasp* Touchwiz on the Note models, especially with the S-Pen.

  • NationGuettaTR

    Back in october i bought Note 3. Seems and worked fine but as time passes the phone getting heated up and going to very slowly with much lag. Even the keyboard is problem it sometimes gave error or not showing. (Talking about Exynos Note 3) So i made a call from samsung and they answered nothing. Their page is blocked me for asking why my phone is acting like this. Exynos is crap like MediaTek processors. And of course its samsung, good specs, crap software useless many bloatware and the knox thing that “prevents” people from rooting. I was rooted my phone without thinking a minute because bloatware’s uses ram about over 2 GB. After i removed all of them the ram usage reduced to 1.2 GB when nothing runs. I was using official TR rom but it has many nonsense errors,lags,bugs etc. Then i switched SER ROM which one gives me actual device performance. But never samsung again. No updates, no support, banning customers for asking nicely, no answers to questions. For me, there’s no samsung device in the future unless they learning how to make our customers happy. Not sucking their money for crap software. Was think to get M8 but its too expensive and does not deserve that much money. Will get a G3 on September. After 6 years of samsung mobile usage bye samsung!

    • Dominick White

      The wife’s note 3 have note of those issues it is a great phone. Only thing I really dislike is that damn home button. I just can’t use to that thing

    • Colin Huber

      I haven’t had any of these problems. I’m sorry you have, man.

    • rutgersjaffo

      Gotta admit, my Note 2 is still running like a champ all this time later. Heck, I may even wait for the 5 even though I have an upgrade coming in March…

  • Boffo

    Finally a phone with a decent processor. No more last gen 801/330 crap.

    • DainLaguna

      I know…those sucked SO bad right?

  • Jim890

    I honestly can’t wait for the note 4 to be released. I know most of DL reader dislike Samsung which is OK everyone is for their own, but this year the note 4 will be a big change.

    • Dave

      I have to agree with you.

      • TouchWiz Sucks

        A “Big Change?” I guess they’ll have a bigger Band-aid to Change that’s for sure.

        • C’mon Sammy

          The Band-aid design on the back grosses me out, makes me think of always seeing used loose bandaid’s

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      I really can’t see how much larger they can keep making the Note, I hope they have something else major in store besides making it bigger.

      • Bryan Mills

        It’s gonna be the same it’s always been. Last device with the same specs.

        • schlanz

          s4- snapdragon 600, 2gb ram
          n3- snapdragon 800, 3gb ram, nearly twice the battery life, better display quality, micro usb 3.0, 4k video

          yeah, same specs alright! I agree, I hope it’s the same as always :-)

          • OhHai

            Don’t mind him, we keep calling pest removal to fix the problem but he seems to always pop back up.

      • Eric R.

        Who said they have to make it larger? It will most likely stay at 5.7″

        • T4rd

          Just looking at every iteration of the Galaxy line, every new version has increased in screen size. At some point, it has to stop (else we’ll have a Note sized Galaxy S in the next generation or two) though. It was really pointless for them to go from 5″ to 5.1 with the GS5, so I’m guessing they’ll at least go to 5.8 or 5.9″ with the next Note.

          • Stephen Lucas

            You fail to point out that yes the last note increased in screen size but decreased in overall body size. The body size of the note 3 is perfect for the note series IMO.

          • T4rd

            You fail to point out that they did the same thing from the GS3 to the GS4, then the GS5 came out and was both larger in display and considerably larger than the GS4 in overall size/bezels. So I wouldn’t doubt the same thing will happen with the Note 4. There’s not much more room on the Note 3 for a larger screen with its thin bezels, so in order to increase the display size (which like I said, will probably happen), they will most definitely have to increase the overall size a bit.

            As always though, it’s pointless to speculate/argue over something none of us know anything about. I was just pointing out past trends from Samsung since that’s all we have to go on really.

      • http://404err0r.com/ Henry Park

        Given they went from 5 to 5.5 to 5.7 maybe 6 or less would be the number they are shooting for
        or if they pull S series growth 4 to 4.2 4.3 5 to 5.1 than may stay put…

        Honestly I like the 5.7 inch its big enough and “small” enough to be handled one hand

        • Justin Kos

          Gotta agree with you there, plus the bezels are already pretty small too (on the note 3)

    • Bryan Mills

      Yeah that 805 is gonna make it so much better bro!!!!!!!!!

      • schlanz

        yeah a 40% performance increase and 20% power reduction is like, nothing

        • DainLaguna

          Touchwiz will subtract about half of that performance increase

          • OhHai

            Good thing you don’t have to use Touchwiz huh?

          • DainLaguna

            Install whatever launcher you want but that crap is still eating resources.

            And don’t you loose stylus support with some Roms or launchers? Kinda defeats the purpose of the note eh?
            Unless you gotta have that big screen, yo.

          • schlanz

            I run Nova and there is no stylus suport lost. command center works as it should. just a further example of making claims based on assumptions instead of experience.

            secondly there are plenty of people with notes that don’t utilize their stylus. they may just happen to like the big screen, great battery life, excellent camera, multiwindow, ect ect ect

          • schlanz

            oh noes teh evil touchwiz returns! the 10ms delay between screens is UNBEARABLE

          • DainLaguna

            Just unacceptable this day and age. Everyone goes on and on about how Samsung sells so much more than any other android OEM…time to put that dough towards something other than marketing.

          • OhHai

            So then the average stutter of the G3 is unacceptable?

          • schlanz

            No doubt they have a way bigger marketing budget but you can’t argue their phones aren’t quality devices with great performance in every category.

            To say they don’t invest in anything but marketing is abursdly hyperbolic. The S5 bill of goods is over $250, which is probably a lot higher than every other flagship out there. The iphone 5 by comparison is $200. I don’t know about the m8 or G3. Touchwiz, like it or no, has tons of features that don’t just appear magically. I doubt any other oem invests as much in their UI as Samsung.

            Their displays are arguably the best around, the cameras are better than most, and touchwiz or no the performance is very good, just because the m8 is a little faster doesn’t mean the s5 is a complete jankfest. I use 4-5 devices per year extensively and I still prefer the Note 3 by far to anything else out there right now.

          • flosserelli

            With current top of the line SoCs, there is no excuse for lag whatsoever. The M8 is proof of that, and it doesn’t need a 3rd party launcher to do it.

          • schlanz

            the excuse is that the present lag is barely noticeable unless you are earnestly trying to see it or have it side by side with the m8. in real world use you don’t see it.

            It’s far more unacceptable to have mediocre, unremoveable batteries and piddly camera sensors. The distance between the cameras on the s5 and m8 is far, far greater than any performance difference.

          • jboogie1289

            Ouch!!! Lol. Haters gonna hate!! What phone doesn’t lag? I’ve heard and read the m8 does it too so………….

    • Chris

      I know I can’t wait either!

      Move over LG G3 with your dim screen. Here comes the master to tech you a lesson on how to make a GOOD QUALITY screen. The bad boy is just around the corner and LG’snew phone will just be old news in a matter of seconds. LG better start advertising like crazy because it’s minute of fame is about to be over SOON! I can’t wait!

      • glimmerman76

        you realize that LG moved more phones than samsung last quarter right?

        • schlanz

          which planet are you talking about? on earth, samsung had moved more than 5x smartphones than LG.

          LG had positive year over year growth while Samsung had negative growth. maybe thats what you were confused about?

          • glimmerman76

            your right that is my fault need coffee. they moved 14.5 million phones. which is 20% growth were samsung lost like 10%.

          • schlanz

            samsung lost close to 4%, you’re spot on with lg though

          • Chris King

            And I’m mot hating on LG the g3 is really nice but it’s easier to have a positive growth when your coming up from the bottom. The tricky part is to find away to do it quarter after quarter every year. I really hope they do though because the more successful companies there are the better for the consumer

          • glimmerman76

            The G2 is what helped lg not the g3

          • Chris King

            I didn’t say it was g3 but it’s their current phone and a good phone it probably is going to out sell the g2 anyway

          • Chris King

            I’ve seen others say the same thing he was saying, but you are correct. All of android phones combined do not sell as many. People can hate on all they want but it’s been Samsung carrying android to compete with Apple

          • glimmerman76

            samsung alots for somewhere around 25% of worldwide android shipments they are not really carring android as much as people think. People have started to get smart when buying a phone. Samsung just needs to get that quicker. Less gimicks loaded on the phone and more storage. The biggest thing I here from people is the s5 only has 16 gigs of storage with 9 usable for the user. People are learning what to check for before making a purchase.

          • Chris King

            I read it was 41%

          • glimmerman76
          • Chris King

            Yes you are right that’s a newer article then I read. But I sill stand by what I said before this quarter you can go back to around the s3 and from then to now Samsung was +/- 40%
            So yes Samsung had been carrying android even stealing a lot of iPhone customers in the process

          • glimmerman76

            from the s3 to now samsung has made some stupid mistakes which is showing in there decline.

          • Chris King

            Even so they carried android. Even now 2nd place is at 7% with Samsung still having one more flagship phone still to come. Like it or hate it there’s no denying the note series is always top off the line and sells nicely

          • glimmerman76

            oh the note series is nice I had a note 2. Passed on the locked down note 3 that had nfc without tap and pay. I use tap and pay and its a must if I get a note 4 and an unencrypted bootloader

    • Justin Kos

      I’m not a fan of Samsung… current Nexus5 user, however I really love the note series there is always something new and actually useful with those phones (I have tried out the note 3 before loved it)

    • Colts5609

      I don’t see where the big changes are going to be. There will be a modest spec bump sure. Snapdragon 805, RAM, storage, screen, fingerprint scanner BFD. But unless they really change the industrial design, and get rid of that god forsaken home button (I know there are fans of this, but I am not one of them), I don’t see it being much more than a typical yearly refresh. Software wise, I will be surprised if isn’t the same old touchwiz with a few extra features crammed in, to an already overcrowded UI.

      • 213ninja

        he voted for Obama.

        j/k. but really, i don’t have any reason to believe you’re wrong about the spec bumps but that’s fine by me. refresh my note 3 with a note 4. if he’s right about the big changes that’s icing on the cake (as long as they are good big changes lol).

    • Justin Foster

      *clicking heels together 3 times* flexible display, flexible display, flexible display

    • pyro74boy .

      I’m with you all the way as I’m still rocking my Note 2 and loving it. I love it so much that I returned my Note3 back to the store and kept what I feel is the better performing phone. I don’t pay very much attention to all the fan-boys and haters in the comments until they start to attack someone like me and if I was to take their word on anything I read about I would be missing out on some great devices so this is why I don’t buy into any of the hype not just on D.L but all of the internet for that matter. I’m not a fan-boy of any kind and buy a phone based on my own time and compare all the high-end phones before taking out my checkbook and will buy what I feel is the best phone for me regardless of brand name price and hype. I think ANYONE who tires to say that someone like me is wrong for doing it this way is a fool and a troll. Readers can enjoy whatever phone they decide to go with but don’t hate on someone like you or me because the phone of our choice is not the same as theirs that’s just very silly and only proves my point.

    • RaptorOO7

      I am ready to toss my current phone back to Verizon and pay the difference to Edge up and get the Note 4. I will be happy with it, or maybe I should pay the penalty and go back to AT&T.

  • Christian Trevor Clauss

    I feel like the Note 3 was just announced yesterday though :(

  • Richard Yarrell

    Plain and simple nothing beats Samsung or the Galaxy Note products period. They are Android nothing else matters period.

    • guest

      G3 beats the S5 screen clarity. That you cannot disagree wi…..o wait its richard nvm……

      • teebone

        So, it’s washed out with its LCD screen and the S5 blows the G3 out of the water with its color and brightness of the screen. I had the G3 for a few days and took it back for the GS5. The GS5 is a much snappier phone and it has better connectivity among other things the GS5 has over the G3. I loved the G3’s design but I need more than that on my phone!

        • MicroNix

          I was on the fence on these 2 devices. Got the G3 and haven’t regretted it. Both are great devices.

        • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

          The G3 is better in all other regards. Larger display, larger display to size ratio (less bezels), much better looking, I find it to have excellent connectivity, and some may say a better camera.

        • Hakim Leveille

          S5 , Note 4 and galaxy Alpha=game over

          • Droid 1967

            nah its not game over for samsung those are ok devices too :)

          • glimmerman76

            The Alpha has a 720p display and a 1850mAh battery yeah its a s5 mini

          • Hakim Leveille

            Those specs will still blow out any iPhone specs

          • glimmerman76

            you really think the iPhone 6 will have a 720p display. I’m not an apple user but they still will sell a ton of iPhone 6

          • Hakim Leveille

            More than bloody likely, retina display in all is glory is still below 720p

          • glimmerman76

            the 5s is about 920p because of apples weird sizes

          • Hakim Leveille
      • https://www.heartbleedbug.com/ Intellectua1

        2k screen vs and amoled definitely no comparison you shouldn’t even put the 2 in the same sentence

      • Yowan

        The G3’s real life performance is way lower than that of the S5, it struggles to deliver optimal performance in most titles. Not to mention that the display often overheats and the colours appear washed out.

    • Orion

      Plane and simple you can have your cartoonish bloat. I rather have real Android.

      • MicroNix

        I’d rather not be embarrassed with crappy photos and a subpar display. Seems that’s what you get with “real Android”.

        • Orion

          I’ll give you photos but subpar display? Yeah you’re delusional. Enjoy your bloat kid.

    • B!

      Honestly if the Droid Maxx had an SD slot I would’ve dealt with the above average camera. The only thing I really like about my Note 3 is the display size & expandable memory. I prefer everything else about the Droid line. Hopefully Motos mystery phablet will win me back.

      • Bacon Clubhouse Sammich

        Dude. You are speaking to a notorious TMo/Samsung troll. You’re not going to have a cogent discussion with him, primarily because words like ‘cogent’ are somewhere between 70 and 80,000 feet over his head.

        I have yet to use a Samsung phone, but the Note line has always held my eye. Almost pulled the trigger on the 3, depending on what the 4 brings to the table, I might finally join the Glorious Phablet Master Race (trademark Yahtzee Croshaw @ The Escapist).

        • B!

          ‘primarily because words like ‘cogent’ are somewhere between 70 and 80,000 feet over his head.’

          LMAO!
          What device are you in?

          • Bacon Clubhouse Sammich

            Right now I’m on a Moto X because I needed a phone to replace a TBolt that I went through 7 replacements and got fed up. It’s a nice phone but I got it during one of the sales knowing it would be a placeholder. And I have no idea how I managed to miss your last point, agreed on the Motophab, I can afford to not have to jump on the Note 4 immediately, give it some time for reviews to come in, and hopefully more news on the Moto front, before I make my next jump. The X will just slide over to my work phone, my poor DInc 2 has been a trooper but is on its last legs.

          • B!

            I had bigger version for a week (Droid Maxx). I only got the Note 3 because of the expandable memory & slightly better camera. I’m not a cloud storage guru so I’ll stick to SD cards. Now that the 128GB is $99 I might get it & I’ll be set & hopefully Motos next phone will have SD support because really miss their UI. The menu, dialer, all of it.

          • patt

            No you got Moto X because its hyped be geeks and on dl as well.

            Oh ans because of updates even tho phone is still crap.

          • SamBoy

            100% agree

          • DainLaguna

            I’d rather use a phone hyped by geeks and on DL that has an elegant u.i and zero slowdowns then ghetto cartoonish bloat, unnecessary bleeps and bloops and actually feels nice in hand.

            You Samsung trolls are the absolute worst.

            Enjoy that android l…..when you eventually get it that is.

          • patt

            I lefts samsung long time ago, nice try.

            MotoX is a phone I would never consider.

          • Justin Kos

            I don’t use the same phone as you, that means you must be an idiot. /logic

          • patt

            So you use what Nexus 5? And you think its a good phone ?

          • Justin Kos

            I’m not calling you out, kinda sounded that way. It just seems people are so hostile about their choice in phones. Yea I like the nexus 5 and its my daily driver. Cool you like the galaxy s5 its a cool phone too.
            I think it’s crazy how people get so fired up because everyone doesn’t use the same phone, were all android lovers here, were all good.

        • SamBoy

          The note three has pleased me in everyway cant wait to see what they do with the note 4 I’ll go ahead and welcome u to the crew early

    • LiterofCola

      You’re still an idiot.

    • Chippah

      We get it Milkdudhead!

    • glimmerman76

      Samsung controls only 24% of the android market worldwide. And samsungs devices run android but are far from android looks. Touchwiz is in need of a major overhaul

  • King Lo

    Meanwhile Motorola is still waiting to release their flagship. I don’t understand why they want to go head to head with Apple AND Samsung’s releases.

    • adbFreedom

      There is only one month left of “summer” hopefully Moto does something in the next couple weeks.

      • PoisonApple31

        Fall doesn’t begin the first week of September, so definitely more than one month left of Summer. Moto could announce something the week of September 15th and it’d be still Summer yet.

    • Bryan Mills

      They aren’t about that millions sold life.

    • OhHai

      They definitely lost an opportunity, this summer hasn’t been exciting. If the Note 4 is good, then I will have to upgrade my Gnex before waiting to see what Moto is bringing. I can’t wait anymore.

  • ROR1997

    Samsung: “You know how apple is supposed to announce a 5.5 inch iPhone? We already did that. They copied us. Copy cats. Oh here’s the note 4 blah blah blah. But the true news here is that Apple copied us and only us.”

    Reporter: But aren’t you copying apple by claiming that everyone is coping you?

    Samsung: Lets talk about the note 4

  • S9779

    Good my note 3 is asking to be replaced. Cant hold GPS signal and get awful reception contained to my wife’s m8. But I can’t live without a massive screen anymore.

    • needa

      soooooo your note 3 is plagued with the exact same issues that have plagued all samsung phones, and you want to buy the next model?

      • S9779

        Yes please

      • flosserelli

        Some people never learn.

      • teebone

        All Samsung models?? lol..I took the LG G3 back for the Samsung GS5 and couldn’t be happier. I’ve had no issues with any of my Samsung phones and I had the nexus, GS3, GS4 and now GS5 :)

        • DainLaguna

          We got a fanboy here. Even as a lover of stock, even I had issues with the gnex.

      • jimt

        Some people like the Apple button and are lost without it. Go figure. I would not touch a phone with one, different strokes for different folks.

    • B!

      That sounds more like a warranty issue or carrier issue. I’ve had none of those on mine. Mine is asking to be replaced because I prefer Motorola’s interface.

    • Nasty Nate

      Weird. My Note 3 is still beast mode’n it. Got it day 1. Of course i’m running Eclipse ROM which might help.