Samsung is reportedly rushing the Galaxy Note 4 out the door in order to combat Apple’s upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone.

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Samsung could unveil the Galaxy Note 4 on September 3rd, a few days ahead of the IFA event in Berlin, according to a fresh report out of the Korean media.

The Korea Times has cited sources at Samsung as saying that the Galaxy Note 4 will be shown off to the world on September 3, a day earlier than the Galaxy Note 3’s unveiling last year. Samsung is supposedly running scared of the iPhone 6 – which is expected to feature a larger display than previous iPhones and spell trouble for the phablet market – and is looking to make the Galaxy Note 4 available for purchase soon after the official announcement.

Samsung is placing its trust on the Galaxy Note 4 to make a comeback in device sales, and going by the phablet’s hardware, Samsung will likely have a fighting chance to do so. The Galaxy Note 4 is said to sport a 5.7-inch QHD (2560×1440) display, an octa-core Exynos 5433/Snapdragon 805 processor for record-breaking performance, 3 GB of RAM, and a 16-megapixel Sony camera sensor – it is also said to have an ultraviolet sensor, an addition that may or may not attract many consumers.

The report also mentions that plans for a curved screen variant are still in motion, though this particular variant will likely be limited to selected markets. Samsung has hinted in the past that the Galaxy Note 4 will feature a new form factor, and it remains to be seen if that form factor will bring changes other than simply a curved display.

Source: The Korea Times