Samsung pips Apple again: Sends invites for 3 September 'Note' the date

While Apple is believed to launch the iPhone 6 on September 9, Samsung, remaining true to its mantra of pipping Apple to the post, has already begun sending out invites for its next Unpacked event to be held on September 3. The company is widely expected to unveil the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 4.


The company is calling the event 'Episode 2' of Unpacked and it will be held in three cities namely, Berlin, Beijing, and New York, reports TheVerge. The first 'Unpacked' event was held earlier this year, when the company launched its flagship Galaxy S5 device.

 Samsung pips Apple again: Sends invites for 3 September Note the date

The invite!


The invite reads, "Ready? Note the date!", which is being read as a not so subtle hint that the company will be launching the Note 4.  It should be noted that the Note 3 was launched at the IFA last year and the Note 2 at the same event a year earlier. For those who cannot attend the event, Samsung plans to stream it live online on YouTube.


With the company recording its worst quarterly earnings since 2012 and after stumbling in markets like India and China, the Note 4 could be very crucial for Samsung. The smartphone will be launched just a week before the iPhone 6, and will go head on with the Apple device. The company has already slashed the prices for the Note 3 and Note 3 Neo, making room for the Note 4.


One of the first rumours about the Note 4 earlier this year had pointed towards a 2k display, something we were expecting to see with the Galaxy S5. The report also mentioned water-proof abilities and a 20.1MP sensor for the Note 4.


One of the most consistent rumours is about Samsung’s use of a bent or flexible display in the Note 4. There are quite a few interesting new features in the Note 4, at least so far based on speculation. Here's all you need to know about the Galaxy Note 4.


The Note 4 could well be a direct competitor to the iPhone 6, which is tipped to have a bigger screen - something that industry experts have been anticipating for a while now. However it remains to be seen if the 6-day head start will translate into any real advantage for Samsung.


It's highly likely that most people would prefer to wait it out - given that it's not even a week - and see what Apple comes out with before making a decision.

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