The successor to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be sold within a few months, Korean publication NewsTomato reports [via SamMobile].
The site claims that the Galaxy Note 4 is almost ready for mass production, which is likely to start in July.
From 5 to 10 September, the IFA will be held in Berlin and as in previous years the South Korean company is expected to launch the fourth-generation Note at the event.
Last year, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 3 on September 4 at IFA 2013, but it was not available until three weeks later.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will feature a 7-inch QHD display with a resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels, 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage space, 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor and a 16-megapixel camera.
The device will run on Android 4.4.3 (KitKat) with the TouchWiz interface.
This year is even more intense because two iPhones wil be released.
The rumored release date has almost been unofficially established as September 19, according to Chinese website Tencent (via GForGames).
It is also claimed that the smartphone will be available in two storage versions: a 32 GB version and a 64 GB model.
Bloomberg reported that the production of the next iPhone will start in July and both models could be presented simultaneously in September.
The bigger iPhone model reportedly takes longer to produce.
Foxconn is hiring 100 000 additional workers, the most massive recruitment ever undertaken by the company, Taiwan’s Economic Daily News reported.
Also from Taiwan, Topology Research Institute (TRI) expects sales of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 to reach 70 million units by the end of 2014.
The 5.5-inch model could sell between 8 and 10 million units during the same period.
A report from China Times stated that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will start supplying the Touch ID sensor in early July production in the third quarter will be more than double compared to the previous quarter.
The manufacturer plans to provide 120 million Touch ID sensors this year, a 233% increase compared to 2013.
In terms of features of the two smartphones, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes only the 5.5-inch model will include optical image stabilization.
The OIS for the phablet iPhone will be produced by InvenSense and the 4.7-inch model will come with another type of stabilizer.
The smaller iPhone could bring a lens module that offers increased focus speed and less energy consumption, Kuo says.
In addition, Chinese site Wei Feng reported that the bigger iPhone will be the only one to have a storage capacity of 128GB.
According to China’s Economic Daily News, Apple has rejected Catcher Technology’s production of metal chassis for the iPhone 6 as defects were found at the areas where the metal and plastic are connected.
Apple appealed instead to longtime partners like Jabil and Foxconn.
Of course leaked parts and videos weren’t missing this week either.
Photos of an iPhone 6 dummy managed to offer an idea of the smartphone, confirming rumors about the design and dimensions of the handset.
Japanese blog Mac Otakara posted a video of the rear shell of a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 compared to the iPhone 5S and other iPhone 6 mockups.
Finally, a survey conducted by investment firm RBC Capital Markets found that nearly 50% of the respondents want to replace their smartphones with a new iPhone in the next three months.
And he’s got lots of beautiful memories to tell about how he popped the question to his bride-to-be, Behati Prinsloo.
Levine opened up in an interview on Live! with Kelly & Michael on Monday about asking Victoria’s Secret model to marry him.
“Doesn’t matter how certain you think you are. You still get down on that knee and you just get woozy and you’re like, ‘I’m doing this. Oh my god.’ And you can’t be confident about it. It’s impossible. I’m a confident person, but I got down on that knee and everything changed immediately,” he said. “I lost my equilibrium. I had to get on the other one.”
“I remembered one thing about it, and I’m not going to share most of it because that’s for me obviously. But the one thing that I will say is that I did say at one point, ‘Both knees. Like look, I got on both knees.’ And it didn’t sound charming at all,” Levine added. “Both knees and she’s like, ‘what?’”
Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo were engaged last July, and the latest reports say the couple is planning to wed this summer.