Perhaps Samsung hopes it can sway undecided consumers looking to upgrade to a larger smartphone by moving up the launch. The new Note 4 features a 5.7-inch display comparable to Apple’s largest 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus model.
The company previously planned to launch the device in October in Korea but is scheduled to announce a new September 26 launch date on carriers in the country later this week. That’s the same day Apple is starting its second wave of iPhone sales in over 20 countries around the globe. The Galaxy Note 4 is available to preorder stateside as of last week with the device expected to ship mid-October.