Galaxy Note 4 Built with "New Materials," Launch Date Revealed

Samsung's procrastination with letting go of plastic is beginning to bite it in markets like China. The company wants to go metal, and is looking to start from the top. The benefactor of this move will be its next phablet flagship, the Galaxy Note 4. We have some launch details.

The Galaxy Note 4 will be Samsung's fall 2014 flagship, in tune with the company's spring-fall tick-tock. The company will launch it on the sidelines of IFA 2014, Berlin, one of Europe's biggest tech expos, on the 4th of September, 2014.

In addition to a recent scoop on the 4.8-inch Galaxy Alpha, Samsung Mobile executives may have revealed the worst kept secret about the Galaxy Note 4, that it will be made of "new materials." The only material Samsung hasn't built its phones' back-panels with, so far, is metal.

Like every spring flagship vs. fall flagship comparison for the past three years, the Galaxy Note 4 will be equipped with faster hardware, and better specs overall. It wouldn't surprise us if Samsung debuted a 5.7-inch class Quad-HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) AMOLED panel with this device.

Given how the Galaxy Alpha will be the first phone to feature Exynos SoC and 4G LTE support; it wouldn't surprise us if Samsung gave the Note 4 a homebrew chip even in LTE markets.