Samsung attempts to preempt Apple with Note 3, Galaxy Gear event

Sammy appears to have timed its September 4 event at IFA Berlin to dominate the news cycle ahead of Apple's still-unconfirmed event on September 10.

Samsung attempts to preempt Apple with September 4 Note 3, Galaxy Gear event - Jason O'Grady

Apple arch-enemy Samsung has sent out invitations to a press event on September 4 in Berlin, smack in the middle of IFA, a huge tech trade show rivaling CES, which takes place the same week. The timing is no coincidence though because the event occurs just six days before Apple's rumored iPhone/iPad presser on September 10

The strangely named "Unpacked 2013 — Episode 2" event comes with an equally strange looking press invitation (above) that looks like a Genesis album cover from the 80s.

According to 9to5Google Sammy is likely to debut the Galaxy Note 3 at the event (note the less-than-subtle fourth square on the invite) as it has at IFA for two years running. The Note 3 is expected to come with multiple CPU options including an octo-core Exynos 5 Octa 5410/5420 or quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor running Android 4.3.

The other rumbling is that Sammy might take the wraps of its Galaxy Gear smart watch at Unpacked 2013, which like the  event itself, was announced based on an Apple rumor

Unpacked 2013 Episode 2 will be live streamed on the Samsung YouTube channel and in New York's Time Square (take that Apple!)

Are you waiting for a Note 3 or the Galaxy Gear? Would you buy it ahead of the Apple event?

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