The Galaxy Note 4 is the second prong in Samsung’s two-prong annual smartphone attack. The Galaxy S5 serves as its mainstream flagship smartphone, while the Note 4 is intended for power users who prefer a larger display and longer battery life. It’s similar to the Galaxy Note 3, with a stylus and faster processor, apparently a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805.
Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy Note 4 on September 3, just ahead of the IFA electronics trade show in Berlin. The company last year unveiled the Galaxy Note 3 at a similar “Unpacked” event ahead of IFA.
Meanwhile, Sprint today announced that Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 will be the first tablet to offer Sprint Spark. It includes a 3G/4G LTE mobile hotspot capability supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices.
Galaxy Tab 4 will be available in all Sprint sales channels beginning Friday, Aug. 15. Well-qualified buyers can purchase Galaxy Tab 4 with $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $12.50 (SRP: $299.99 and requires a service plan. Sprint tablet data plans, include 100MB of data for $10; 1GB for $14.99; 3GB for $34.99; 6GB for $49.99.
T-Mobile offers the 4G LTE Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 (with an 8″ screen), and offers 1.2GB of free data through the end of the year on the Tab 4 if you have a Simple Choice plan. Verizon offers the 4G LTE Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 and 10.1, while Sprint gets the LTE 7.0.