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Samsung has just sent out official invites to the company's Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 event, and Note's the theme. There will be simultaneous Unpacked press conferences in Berlin (IFA), Beijing, and New York on September 3rd. The event will start at 9AM EST in New York, 3PM in Berlin, and 9PM in Beijing.

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We'll be live in Berlin for this latest Unpacked, widely assumed to be the debut event for Samsung's basically-imminent Galaxy Note 4 smartphone, though there could be surprises in store, like Gear VR - you never know with Samsung.

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David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

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    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Yeah I'm not gonna lie I'm a hardcore Note fangirl. I'm going to be all over that shit. You know it's going to have an amazing display and, hopefully, with an 805 be pretty damn quick.

      GIMME

      • joser116

        Hopefully they tone down Touchwiz some more and actually make it look like the high-end phone that it is. These are the two biggest things that Samsung needs to do. They also need to optimize the hell out of the phone and the user experience.

        • godutch

          And remove the hardware buttons, or at least make them consistent, either all mechanical or all capacitive but a Note is so big, it's best to just remove them completely, so you can use your device correctly in both portrait and landscape

          • joser116

            Yeah, but then I really think they are gonna put that fingerprint in it, and I think they are gonna place it in the home button, which is gonna be physical. Or they could go the tedious way and place it on the back.

            What I think they are gonna do is change the capacitive keys to their new layout, which replaces the Menu key with Recents. I also think they are gonna put in that improved fingerprint sensor that we heard about.

          • godutch

            Yeah, that's what they will probably do. I couldn't stand that physical button anymore back in 2011 with the sgs2, it just looked so bizarrely reminiscent from another age but today physical buttons are just unacceptable.

      • Sergii Pylypenko

        You know how that will go - buggy finger scanner and useless heart rate monitor.
        But I'm hoping it will be waterproof, that would be the most useful feature brought over from S5.
        And don't count on QI out of the box, because your super-premium phone is not premium enough to include $10 charging coil.

        • southerndinner

          Some people use the fingerprint scanner. I do personally.

          It certainly isn't perfect but I like it nonetheless, with a 95+ percent success rate

  • WINRAR.exe

    3 cities?

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  • fuckumods

    NICEEEEE

  • Qbancelli

    Yawn!
    It's all about the Nexus Shamu, baby!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      The day Google ships a Nexus with a class-leading display give me a call. Until then the only big phone I'm interested in is the Note.

      • Grayson

        Nexus S... first curved screen in a phone.
        Galaxy Nexus... first 720p AMOLED display in a phone.
        Nexus 5... most color accurate display in an Android phone.

        Granted, none were the best displays of their time overall, but at least they usually have at least one stand out aspect.

        • Sasquatch4ever

          Wrong on all accounts.

          1. The Nexus S didn't have a curved screen, it had curved glass around a flat screen. There's a huge difference. Curved screens didn't come until 2 years later.
          2. The Galaxy Nexus wasn't even close to being the first 720p AMOLED phone. The LG Optimus 4G was first, the HTC Rezound was second, and the Nexus was months later.
          3. Who told you that it had the most Color accurate display? A quick Google search for "phone with most accurate colors" resulted in a lot of studies finding the iPhone and HTC One, but not a single one said the Nexus.

          • Qbancelli

            "Nexus 5 has the best calibrated display I’ve seen so far in any Android handset. It’s also leaps and bounds more accurate and controlled than its predecessor display in the Nexus 4."
            Anandtech.
            http://www.anandtech.com/show/7517/google-nexus-5-review/5

          • PiLoT .

            yeah but its no AMOLED

          • Grayson

            Not wrong on any count.

            1. I know the actual display wasn't curved, but I maintain that the screen was. I used the term screen for a reason there, because it is generally used to refer to the whole package, so a curved screen could mean curved glass, a curved display, or both. Regardless, it was the first phone with glass that curved like that over the display, and it was cool.

            2. The LG Optimus 4G and HTC Rezound did not have AMOLED screens. I said first 720p AMOLED screen. And it was damn near the first 720p screen, period. All three of those phones were released within days of each other, making it pretty much a tie. The Galaxy Nexus was the first announced of the three.

            3. Because Google search results always return the correct answer... First, I said most color accurate display in an Android phone. Some iPhones may be slightly better calibrated. Second, look here and see that the Nexus 5 has a more color accurate display than the HTC One, and every other Android phone... http://www.anandtech.com/show/7517/google-nexus-5-review/5

        • tim_b15

          Pff Nexus 7 2013 with the best screen on a tablet? Bro I want what your smoking.

          The Samsung Tab S 8.4 has the best screen on any device that size period

          • Grayson

            Based on what? Objective metrics or your subjective opinion?

            1) I didn't say THE best. I said ONE OF the best. And yes, the display in the Nexus 7 2013 is, objectively, one of the best in any tablet: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7231/the-nexus-7-2013-review

            2) The display in the Tab S 8.4 has slightly higher pixel density and better blacks, but the display on the Nexus 7 2013 has a more accurate white point and more accurate colors. I guess if you like blown out, oversaturated (aka... pretty, but wrong) colors then you might subjectively like the Tab S 8.4 display more.

      • Qbancelli

        They already did. Where have you been?
        "Nexus 5 has the best calibrated display I’ve seen so far in any Android handset. It’s also leaps and bounds more accurate and controlled than its predecessor display in the Nexus 4"

        http://www.anandtech.com/show/7517/google-nexus-5-review/5

        • 23ewfr

          LOL I don't need a study for that. Just by looking, my Nexus 5 is much much worse than Galaxy phones in the display and it is even worse when compared to the iPhone 5s

          • Grayson

            Your eyes have built in colorimeters? Wow!

            Just because blown out, oversaturated colors look more appealing to your eye, it doesn't mean they are better. They are, in fact, wrong, incorrect, not as the content designer intended.

      • abobobilly

        Don't like the new LG G3?

  • tenko

    3 events at the same time?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      JK Shin holograms with special guest appearance by Tupac.

    • james fuston

      Motorola did 2 cities for the E launch.

  • thartist

    Stupid comment [insert stupid picture] (wait for upvotes)

  • insanezz

    I will NOTE the date.

    *flies away*

    • RarestName

      groans

  • Fer

    Just another boring lagdroid...

    • tim_b15

      You must be an apple user secretly disguised as a troll.

      The phone hasn't even been announced and you are calling it a lagdroid. I have a Note 3 and have never experienced any lag whatsoever since owning it. You must be talking about the original Note.

      • Craig M

        He's a Windows Phone user, which is much, much worse.

  • Manu Krishnan

    Even Samsung gave an event date for Note4 , where is the event for moto 360 ??, Motorola you are killing me !! *sad face*

  • n_a_v

    Lemme guess: the screen is going to be bigger?

    • sssgadget

      Are you happy to see me or is that a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with S-Pen in your pocket?

    • alexcue

      I can't really imagine anything more than 5.7"-5.8". Beyond that (and I say this as a Note/phablet lover) it's going to be too big for even my huge paws. If they waterproof it on top of that, it'll be monstrous. See the S5 bezels for how waterproofing ruins bezels. Still very hopeful for what they unveil.

  • Taylor00

    My body is ready. I'm kinda bummed that whenever this comes out, it won't have L for quite some time. Damn you Samsung. Damn you.

  • Roh_Mish

    I use nexus currently and wont move away from it. But having used other devices, the note line of devices are the only ones i seem to like. If you start using the stylus, it greatly compliments the experience.

  • black

    great... can't wait for their new plastic toy. :|

    • PiLoT .

      no ones forcing you to buy it anyway

    • xdapao3

      There are plenty of effing scrap metal useless P.O.S. around so buy them then!

      I hate the guts of metal cases!! Metal is one of the most STUPID choices of material for a mobile device: it scratches and dents more easily, you have to design around its NON-radiotransparency, it's heavier, it's cold to the touch in cold environments and it's hot in hot environments (the opposite of what is generally considered pleasant...) and it's slippery.

      Not to mention the fact that most scrap metal useless toys around have unibody designs with no removable batteries (an instant deal breaker to me).

      The best case for me is a rubberized one, I love my Tab S' back, for example.
      I also have a black Note 3 and while I find the faux leather hideous I do like a lot the almost rubberized feel of the material of its backplate.

  • Matt

    Call me crazy, but that also looks like it could be a watch interface?

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Shawn De Cesari

    I wonder if we'll see a refreshed Galaxy Note 8.0. It's getting to be about that time...

    • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

      It is. If they do it right I'd snag one on release day.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Shawn De Cesari

        I'll snag an LTE version on release day, no doubt. Of course, the LTE version will release 3 months after the WiFi version like it always does. haha

        • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

          Yeah I'd be tempted to get a Karma hotspot at that point and save on future gadgets.

  • Vinnie

    Where in New York will the event be held?

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