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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to offer curved and flat versions

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will come in two form factors - a standard flat phablet and a curved design.

That’s according to a new Korea Times report, which claims that the new Note 4 (or should that be Note 4s?) will be unveiled at the next IFA event in Berlin, which kicks off on September 5.

According to an executive at one of Samsung’s local supply partners, "The Note 4 will have two versions ― one with a curved OLED display for niche markets and the other a flat OLED display for mass marketing."

Earlier reports had pointed to a curved screen design for the follow-up to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, but now it seems that it will simply be a quirky alternative available in limited markets.

This won’t be the first time that Samsung has experimented with curved screen devices, either. The Samsung Galaxy Round launched towards the end of last year with a 5.7-inch 1080p display that curved inwards along its portrait alignment.

Whether straight or curved, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 should be a potent phablet. Reports suggest that it could come with a 5.7-inch display, which would be the first time that a Note has kept the same sized screen as its predecessor.

However, the resolution will receive a massive bump to a 2560 x 1440 QHD level.

It’s also claimed that the Note 4 will be powered by a Snapdragon 805 CPU, though there’s always the possibility of Samsung’s own custom Exynos chip working its way in for some territories.

It seems likely that Samsung will stick with the IP67 certification it went for with the Samsung Galaxy S5, which would make the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 dust and water resistant.

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