Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 may be coming in October, according to the latest unofficial leak from a European distributor.
British retailer, the Clove, recently announced that it will begin stocking the Galaxy Note 4 on Oct. 13. The store is currently accepting pre-orders for the unlocked variant for £575, which is about $900 USD. It is not clear if the latest information is correct. Nonetheless, other sources such as U.S. carrier Sprint confirmed an October release date.
There is no official word from Samsung regarding the confirmed North American retail price for the Galaxy Note 4. However, the South Korean firm did confirm that five U.S. mobile service providers will stock their new device - namely AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, and U.S. Cellular. For now, consumers can register for instant-notification regarding the pre-order date at T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, and Samsung.
Recently, GottaBeMobile reported that the Galaxy Note 4 for Sprint and AT&T have passed FCC inspection. The T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon variants are still awaiting approval with the federal agency. Once passed, Samsung may start shipping out the Galaxy Note 4.
Already, rival Apple has won the release date competition by launching the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus this month. At this time, Verizon and the Apple store is accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 6.
In comparison, consumers will not start seeing the Galaxy Note 4 until at least October. Also, none of the confirmed U.S. carriers have announced a pre-order date for the Galaxy Note 4. Even so, Apple is expected to sell out of their newest iPhones on the Friday, Sept. 19 release date.
The Galaxy Note 4 replaces Samsung's previous Galaxy Note 3 smartphone. The mobile device comes with a 5.7-inch Quad-HD display. On the outside, the metal case has a soft-texture back. An S-pen is included, and is held in a slot on the back of the phone. There is a rear facing 16-megapixel camera along with a 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera.
Under the hood, the Galaxy Note 4 is powered by 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 processor with 3 GB of RAM. The device also has 32 GB of internal storage, and runs on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat operating system.