Earlier this week, we reported that Apple has announced a special press conference on Sept. 9 to unveil the new iPhone 6. Now, Samsung has just announced a special "Samsung Unpacked 2014" launch event for the Galaxy Note 4 on Sept. 3. The new 5.5-inch model iPhone 6 will compete against the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 when these phones arrive to the market. Are the press events a coincidence? I think not.

Now that Apple is expected to enter the phablet market, industry observers believe the category will be more competitive than ever before. In the past, Samsung's closest phablet rivals include Sony, HTC, LG, and Nokia. However, no other company came close to the Galaxy Note's success. More than 10 million units of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 were sold in just the first 60 days of its launch.

No doubt, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will be the strongest rival against the Galaxy Note 4, but who will come out on top? We compare Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs. iPhone 6 by the numbers:

The defining trait of a phablet phone is its massive size. The new 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will be the largest iPhone ever, but the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will boast an enormous 5.7-inch super Amoled display with a pixel density of 515 ppi (2560x1440). The slightly smaller iPhone 6 will run 2272x1280. In the world of king-sized smartphones, hand ergonomics take a back seat to display sizes. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 wins.

Next, we take a look at the hardware. The Galaxy Note 4 boasts an epic 805 quad-core 2.5 GHz processor with Krait 450. The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will introduce the next-generation dual-core 2GHz 20nm A8 CPU. According to IBTimes, the Galaxy Note 4 will come with the same 3 GB LPDDR3 RAM that was found in the Note 3. However, several rumors suggest that the Note 4 will actually boast 4 GB RAM. Either way, the iPhone 6 will only make do with only 2 GB of RAM. Again, hardware specs suggest that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is the winner once again.

Camera-wise, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will house a 16MP rear camera and a 3.6MP forward facing camera. The Note 4 will also include awesome features like ISOCELL technology, 4K video recording, or 12MP camera with optical image stabilization. Meanwhile, the iPhone 6 is expected to have an 8MP rear facing camera with upgraded flash and optical image stabilization technology. Historically, iPhones possess one of the best photo qualities in the business. Time will tell whether the Note 4's hardware is enough to better Apple's fine-tuned photo software.

Last but not least, Samsung has yet to announce what battery it will use in the Galaxy Note 4, but the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 is expected to hold a respectable 2,500 mAh battery. We already know that the outgoing Galaxy Note 3 already has it beat with a robust 3200 mAh battery. This will give Samsung a lot of breathing room over Apple's offering.

So there you have it. Spec-to-spec the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is a more powerful package than the 5.5-inch iPhone 6. Stay tuned as we learn more details about both funs in the days ahead! Apple's iPhone 6 press event is on Sept. 9 and Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 unveiling is on Sept. 3.

Let us know what you think. Which phone do you like more? Vote below!