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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 tipped for September 15 release as packaging leaks

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date has been tipped for September 15, as the handset’s retail packaging makes a premature appearance.

With Samsung having all but confirmed the Galaxy Note 4 for a September 3 launch, it now appears that the Korean manufacturer plans to rush its next flagship phablet out to retailers within two weeks of the phone’s formal unveiling.

Surfacing courtesy of the folks over at PhoneArena, the claimed Samsung Galaxy Note 4 packaging shows a handset with a familiar looking form factor sporting an all new background and the date of September 15.

Offering further potential hints as to what to expect from the device, the packaging features a distinctly metal-effect finish, suggesting the Note 4 could finally adopt more premium materials in its flagship devices.

With an ‘anonymous leakster’ having been cited as the source, questions are being raised over the validity of the leaks with the packaging showing September 15 as a Tuesday, not Monday like it will actually be this year.

As such we must stress that these leaks be taken with a sizeable pinch of salt and a healthy dollop of scepticism.

According to recent reports, however, Samsung is actively looking to push the upcoming Note 4 out to retailers quicker than ever before, with the phone expected to go on sale within weeks, if not days, of entering the realms of reality.

Korean media have suggested that an early Note 4 release is being planned to stem off competition from the heavily rumoured 5.5-inch iPhone which is expected to land alongside the iPhone 6 later this year.

The Galaxy Note 4 will be officially unveiled at a dedicated unpacked event ahead of IFA 2014 on September 3. The phone is expected to adopt an LG G3 rivalling 5.7-inch QHD display alongside a Snapdragon 805 processor, 16-megapixel camera and retina scanner for improved security.

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