Samsung could launch curved-screen Galaxy Note 4, Google Glass rival at IFA

In addition to perhaps two versions of its latest flagship phablet, Samsung is rumored to unveil a number of wearable devices at the annual trade show.

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The Galaxy Note 3 is rumored for an annual September refresh. Sarah Tew/CNET

Almost like clockwork, Samsung is expected introduce its latest phablet at the annual IFA trade show in early September. What's more, the Korean giant is also rumored to be cooking up a Google Glass competitor for the event.

According to a new Korea Times report, Samsung is alleged to have two versions of the Galaxy Note 4 on deck. One model, aimed at mass market adoption, should employ the usual flat screen, while a more niche version will feature a curved OLED display.

The Galaxy Note 4 is also rumored to have a QHD (2560×1440) display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805 processor, and a 16-megapixel camera. Assuming Samsung sticks to its game plan, we might also see a variant with its own Exynos CPU.

In addition to the new smartphone, Samsung could also bring a handful of new wearables to the show off at the conference. The one that that will likely get the most buzz is a so-called Gear Glass which takes aim at Google Glass.

Also on the cards for this fall may be the third generation of Samsung smartwatches. Various chatter along the way inlcudes word of a SIM-enabled version of the Gear 2, or "Gear Solo," as well as a smart wrist solution based off of Android Wear.

IFA kicks off September 5, but we should look for Samsung to hold its own Unpacked event in the days leading up to the conference.

 

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