You’d think Samsung would be in full damage control mode now that nearly everything there is to know about its upcoming Galaxy Note 4 is out, but even as a credible, semi-exhaustive list of features transpires, the Koreans insist on keeping mystery in the air.

Galaxy Note 4

Everybody ready to start the countdown? We’re officially 19 days (and counting) away from Samsung’s next Unpacked event series installment, no doubt poised to see the Galaxy Note 4 debut under the limelight, possibly alongside a standalone Gear Solo smartwatch.

Excited? You better be, as rumor is the just-announced Galaxy Alpha and future Note 4 will be sharing a new design language (new for Samsung, that is), centered around a premium-looking, robust metal frame.

Also, a groundbreaking UV sensor is in the cards, according to mostly reliable sources, and retina scanning technology is a possibility too. Then you have all the “standard” performance improvements, which may bring Note 4’s spec sheet closer to that of a solid mid-range laptop than a “normal” phone.

Galaxy Note 4 specs

Yes, an Indonesian retailer by the name of Erafone shortly listed the Android phablet as coming soon, and among its technical highlights, 4 whopping gigs of RAM stole the show. Sheesh, my Windows workstation packs 4 GB of random-access memory.

Besides breezy multitasking (ain’t that an understatement?), the IFA 2014 protagonist apparently plans to make a splash with cutting-edge raw speed, and depending on regions, you’ll be getting either a quad-core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 805 chip, or an octa-core Exynos 5433. Hard to say which is beefier.

What’s crystal clear is both are cream of today’s crop, and so is the 5.7-inch 2,560 x 1,440 pix res display. The 16 MP OIS-sporting camera? It’s probably no match for Nokia PureViews, but it’s close. Still to be determined – battery capacity and, most importantly, the handheld’s final design.

Galaxy Note 4 teaser

Are we looking at a semi-metallic build? Full-on aluminum? Perhaps a limited flavor with a curved display? No way to know for sure just yet, and unfortunately, the billboards plastered all over China contain no hints on aesthetics either.

Nor does a tear-jerking video commercial for the Note 3, which teases the third-gen phablet’s successor and confirms the Note 4 moniker, but not much else. It looks like Samsung will still manage to keep a card or two close to its chest all the way through September 3. Hopefully, the right cards to complete a royal flush.

Sources: Phone Arena, G for Games

 

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