Galaxy Note 4 Launch Date: What Not to Expect
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Galaxy Note 4 Launch Date: What Not to Expect



The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launch date is confirmed for September 3rd. And with that date just a few short days away, we want to take a look at what we expect from Apple’s annual Galaxy Note launch event, a date that will almost certainly provide consumers with the Galaxy Note 4 specs and the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 4 release date.

For more than seven months, we’ve seen Samsung Galaxy Note 4 rumors point to the Galaxy Note 4 specs, Galaxy Note 4 release date and the all important Galaxy Note 4 launch date, the launch date being the day that Samsung will announce its plans. This year’s Galaxy Note 4 launch date figures to be a hugely important date for Apple, and consumers, because Galaxy Note 4 rumors point to a significant bump up from last year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Galaxy Note 4 specs are said to include a new 5.7-inch QHD display, a Snapdragon 805 processor from Qualcomm, a brand new 16MP camera with Optical Image Stabilization, a fingerprint sensor, and a redesign that could feature water and dust resistant properties and a form factor constructed out of metal and plastic.

The Galaxy Note 4 has been well known amongst smartphone enthusiasts for nearly eight months and now, as we approach the month of September, average consumers are starting to key in on the massive changes expected from Samsung’s new Galaxy Note.

For most of the year, Galaxy Note 4 rumors have centered on an arrival in the fall, Samsung’s usual Galaxy Note release window. Those suspicions were confirmed earlier this month by invites to an Unpacked event on September 3rd in Berlin, Germany. That date is confirmed for the Galaxy Note 4 launch date and it  means that we’re just a few short weeks away from hearing about the Galaxy Note 4’s most important features.

We’ve taken a look at what we expect from the Galaxy Note 4 launch date and today, we want to take another look at the Galaxy Note 4 launch itself. These details aren’t confirmed but instead are educated predictions based on incessant Galaxy Note 4 rumors, on gut feelings, and on years of covering Samsung products like hawks.

This is what we do not expect from the Galaxy Note 4 launch date.

Perfectly Smooth Live Stream

Every year, Samsung offers a live stream so that those without invites can peer in and follow the events as they unfold. And while that’s an extremely nice gesture, we almost always see the live stream experience some hiccups under the strain of thousands of eyes. We think that the same will happen with the Galaxy Note 4 launch date live stream.

The Galaxy Note 4 is an extremely popular smartphone at the moment because of its rumored features and because it’s expected to arrive in and around the same time as the iPhone 6. The Galaxy Note 4 is one of the last big smartphone launches of the year and those looking to upgrade are interested to see how this new top tier smartphone matches up with the iPhone 6.

The Galaxy Note 4 invite confirms the event date and is clearly for the Note 4.

The Galaxy Note 4 invite confirms the event date and is clearly for the Note 4.

Thus, we expect there to be a ton of people watching. And when there are a ton of people watching, we typically see live streams experience issues. With that in mind, if you’re looking to follow along closely during the event, make sure you’re on a capable internet connection. You’ll also want to make sure that your computer plug ins are up to date.

Not everyone will experience problems but we don’t expect the live stream to go off without a hitch. Consider this a challenge to Samsung and YouTube.

Every Galaxy Note 4 Release Detail

We do expect Samsung to announce most pertinent Galaxy Note 4 details. From the global release date to the Galaxy Note 4 specs to the carriers that will support it around the world. However, we don’t expect every last detail to emerge.

For instance, we don’t expect Samsung to be clear about color options. We almost always see it announce new colors but fail to announce specifics about their release dates. With the Galaxy S5, the company introduced blue and gold models and both went weeks without any details. The same happened with the pink Galaxy Note 3.

Galaxy Note 4 S Pen

We don’t expect the company to nail down pricing at the event. It will likely leave those announcements up to individual carriers after the event. It might suggest a MSRP but don’t expect it to run down each and every price and storage option for hundreds of carriers.

Finally, don’t expect it to reveal every single detail regarding Galaxy Note 4 accessories. The company always announces new accessories on stage and almost always, we’re left without specific pricing or a specific release date. We could see a few official accessories arrive with the Galaxy Note 4 but there will likely be some that take weeks to arrive. Don’t expect specific details on those at the Galaxy Note 4 launch event.

Galaxy Note 4 Software Release Details

We expect to hear all about software at the Galaxy Note 4 launch event though we don’t expect Samsung to outline specific plans for the Galaxy Note 4 software and older devices.

Samsung historically has delivered new software features to older devices. The latest example is the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update which delivered Galaxy S5 features to select smartphones. Samsung might mention a plan to release new S Pen software for the Galaxy Note 3 at a later date but don’t expect it to announce the specific features or a specific release date.

Galaxy Note 4 Display

Software testing is extremely unpredictable and Samsung is the type of company that doesn’t like to set consumer expectations well in advance. Instead, it announces updates when it’s ready to announce updates. Look for Galaxy Note 4 software release details to emerge at a later date.

Firm Android L Release Plans

Samsung is one of the only a few major manufactures yet to announce Android L release plans. And while we could see the company confirm upcoming Android L upgrades on September 3rd, we don’t expect the Galaxy Note 4 launch event to serve as the launch pad for specific Android L release details.

Again, Samsung typically takes its time when it comes to these announcements. And with an Android L release still unknown, we’re likely weeks if not months away from releases for Galaxy-branded smartphones.

Android L on Android 4.4.4

Software release dates are also extremely hard to nail down due to the release process so even if Samsung decides to announce a plan to roll out Android L, don’t expect those plans to be specific or firm.


We expect the Galaxy Note 4 to be joined by new wearables including a Gear VR virtual reality headset and a brand new smartwatch that could be called Gear Solo. There are also rumors that suggest that we could see Samsung announce two versions of the Galaxy Note 4, a flat model and a three-sided model for select regions around the world.


With a ton of announcements on the way, we aren’t expecting Samsung to deliver any big time surprises. Don’t expect the company to allude to a Galaxy S6 release or for the company to debut a Galaxy Note 4 mini or anything like that. This is a Samsung event and we almost always know what will be announced ahead of time.

Signs are pointing to three big time releases and not much else. So don’t get your hopes up. We should see a pretty straightforward Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launch date.

Galaxy Note 4 Deals

Finally, don’t expect any Galaxy Note 4 deals to be announced on the Galaxy Note 4 launch date. There will no doubt be Galaxy Note 4 deals at retailers like Amazon but those retailers never announce their plans ahead of time. Instead, the deals just kind of show up on the release day.

It’s possible that we’ll see carriers offer some added incentive but again, we’d expect those deals to emerge with pre-orders or in separate announcements after the Galaxy Note 4 smoke clears.



  1. David Howard

    08/26/2014 at 4:42 pm

    Honestly, do you guys even try anymore? You’re referencing Apple is if they’re going to do the launch of the Galaxy Note 4.
    You just repeat the same drivel and assumptions, and guesses every couple of days as of it is all new. What a waste of time this site ha become.

  2. Tim Garver

    08/26/2014 at 6:15 pm

    Ive had the lg pro for a year and was going to upgrade to the g3 however im waiting ro see what the note 4 brings to the table. If we see the suggested processor and 4gb ram this will be a no brainer for me. Also AT&T will have a special with a samsung tablet to combat lg and their pad 7 give away so it will be exciting to see on sept 3rd

  3. Charles Wilson

    08/27/2014 at 5:29 pm

    Look here, Dave, Adam is probably one of the better writers out here. If you don’t want to read what he has to say, all you have to do is stay off the site

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