Samsung happens to be a company that holds a large number of smartphone patents, and it seems that you can add what you see above to their “collection”. Apparently, the image that is shown above happens to be a German patent that has been awarded to Samsung, where it could provide pointers to what the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4’s lock screen would look like. Considering many people are looking forward to IFA 2014 in Berlin to be the stage where Samsung announces their next generation Galaxy Note device, the September 25th date that is shown on the image of the device might actually be a hint of the actual launch date.
The German patent claims that whenever the user swipes his or her finger away from the center of the circle, the handset will unlock. It is tipped that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be a powerhouse when it comes to hardware specifications – in fact, we are looking at a very real 32-bit Snapdragon 805 processor running within (although one should not rule out the 64-bit Exynos 5433 CPU, either) , aided by 3GB RAM, 32GB of internal memory, a 5.7” display at 1,440 x 2,560 resolution, a 16MP camera at the back with a 3.68MP camera in front. Hopefully the real deal will be close to, or match the allegedly leaked specifications.