The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is expected to be introduced at the IFA 2014 in September in Berlin and launch soon after. A lot of rumors and speculations about the device are floating around. In this scenario, a new lock screen image has been spotted in a German patent database, which could belong to the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
According to Phonearena, the German website samdownloads has reported that they have found a picture of a new lock screen in a patent database. Since the date shown on the lock screen image is Thu, 25 September and this date coincides with the rumored launching date of Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the image could well be that of the Samsung’s fourth generation Galaxy Note.
The report says that the new phablet will boast of a new lock screen. Patent photos show that to unlock the phone, the user has to keep his or her finger on the center of the circle and swipe it towards the outer side. This mechanism can be seen in the image below.
The source has also revealed that Samsung Galaxy Note 4 would feature a 5.7-inch screen with 2560 x 1440p resolution. It will have either a 64 bit Exymos 5433 processor or a 32 bit Snapdragon 805 processor. In addition, it is expected to sport 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. There would be primary rear camera of either 12MP with an optical image stabilizer or 16 MP without an optical image stabilizer and a front-facing camera of 3.68MP.
Most of these specs have already leaked earlier at various times and you can have a peak at them here. It has also been learnt that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will come in two variants. One version will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 and will be available in US, South Korea, China, and Japan. The other version running Samsung’s own Exynos 5433 chipset will be available elsewhere.
Recent reports indicate that the mass production of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will begin in July. In August Samsung will be busy preparing for the September IFA event. Meanwhile, the phablet will be ready to hit the stores in September.