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Just as the Internet reported September 9 as the iPhone 6 launch date, Samsung sent out press invites for its Episode 2 of ‘Unpacked’ event with a more than obvious tagline “Ready? Note the date!” slated for 6 days earlier — September 3. That’s when it is expected to show the next tablet in the Galaxy Note series, the Note 4.

Rumoured specs: Samsung Galaxy Note 4

The Note 4 is expected to have a 5.7-inch screen, same as it predecessor, the Note 3, but this time it may be a curved one. The tab is expected to echo some of the features of the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S5 phone – water resistance and a fingerprint scanner to unlock the device, for instance. It may also house a 64-bit processor that currently only the Apple iPhone 5s has.

The Note 4 is likely to have a 4GB RAM, 128GB internal storage option, 20.7MP camera with optical image stabilization, 3,600-3,800mAh battery, support for fast 4G and dual-band Wi-Fi networks.

Rumoured specs: iPhone 6

Tech watchers are expecting radical shifts from previous iPhone versions with the iPhone 6. Here’s why. Rumours suggest the Apple iPhone 6 may not be softly angular like it has been all these years but more curved because of a curved glass screen. The iPhone 6 is also expected to launch in 2 versions – 4.7-inch, and a 5.5-inch version to rival phablets like the Note 4 itself.

Macworld UK says, “ The bigger display might not mean an enormously bigger iPhone overall. Some reports suggest that Apple will make an edge-to-edge display for the iPhone 6, accommodating the bigger display without needing to significantly increase the size of the chassis.” The in-cell touch panel technology that the iPhone 5 introduced could be another contributor.

There’s definite anticipation about Apple displays and this time it is to do with the durability. The phone is expected to sport the ‘sapphire crystal display’, which would make the screen far sturdier than its predecessors.

The iPhone 6 will run the iOS 8 operating system that was launched this June with its headlining HealthKit and HomeKit APIs (read more about it here). The iPhone 6 is expected to go on sale from September 19th onwards.