The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be the star of Samsung's Unpacked event, but Samsung is likely to unveil more wearable tech at its IFA Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 event tomorrow. Here's what Samsung will launch at IFA 2014. Also see: How to watch Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launch live.
The Unpacked event is scheduled for tomorrow at 2pm (UK time) and, although it's being held in Berlin, there will also be simultaneous shows in New York and Beijing. As is traditional in the technology industry, some details and clues have been leaked about which devices we'll see Samsung unveil.
Before we dive in, let's quickly look at what Samsung won't announce. It's most recent announcement is the Galaxy Alpha, which was a possibility for IFA and the Unpacked event – it's a sort of metal version of the Galaxy S5. Samsung has also recently launched the Galaxy S5 miniand certainly won't be taking the wraps off the Galaxy S6 this year. We thought it would announce its Gear Ssmartwatch at IFA, too, although that was confirmed ahead of the show.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
It's pretty much certain that Samsung will confirm the Galaxy Note 4 at the IFA Unpacked press conference. This is what was expected before Samsung sent out invites for the event. Now we have the invite (see above) it's not too hard to work out that the Galaxy Note 4 will be the star of the show. See also:The best smartphones you can buy in 2014.
For starters, the invitation says "Note the date!" hinting at the Galaxy Note series of smartphones and the exclamation mark looking like a stylus. Furthermore, the graphic used corresponds with the software feature on Galaxy Note devices which is for the stylus.
Of course, there are leaked details on the Galaxy Note 4 which suggest it will come with a 5.7in, 2K screen, a Retina scanner and a UV sensor, and come in a premium metal version with a flexible display. If you want to read more about the Galaxy Note 4 then check out our release date, price and specs roundup.
The Galaxy Note 4 will take president at Unpacked but that doesn't mean it will be the only new device which Samsung unveils. After all, it's not like Samsung to launch a small number of products. With the new Galaxy Tab S tablets now available it's the wearable sector where we expect the other new products to come from (although don't rule out new tablets completely). Also see:Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
Samsung Gear round smartwatch
We expected Samsung to unveil its Gear S(aka Solo) smartwatch ahead of IFA, but that one was confirmed just days before the event. We're still hearing rumours of another Samsung smartwatch, however - a round-face smartwatch set to take on the Motorola Moto 360 and LG G Watch R - and hope to hear more details at IFA.
The Gear VR headset is set to be anOculus Rift rival. According to rumours, it's a virtual reality headset that works only with high-end Samsung devices, for example the Note 3 and Galaxy S5, which are docked via USB 3.0.