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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with Snapdragon 810 on board reportedly being tested in South Korea

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with Snapdragon 810 on board reportedly being tested in South Korea
When it comes to Samsung's most powerful phone to date, the Galaxy Note 4, one can choose among two different versions. One of them is equipped with its in-house Exynos silicon, the octa-core Exynos 7 Octa, whereas the other can be experienced in Qualcomm flavor, a quad-core Snapdragon 805 one. All in all, we can say that there's just a marginal performance difference between the two Note 4 counterparts, with each one having its own performance strengths and weaknesses when compared with the other one.

Yet it seems that we might witness a third variant of the Galaxy Note 4, which will be powered by Qualcomm's upcoming beast of a chipset - the 64-bit Snapdragon 810, with all of its eight cores, which work in a concert thanks to ARM's big.LITTLE technology, and the Adreno 430 GPU. 

And now the bad news: similar to the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, this beefed-up version of the Galaxy Note 4 will hardly make it outside South Korea, where it's currently being tested by several of the largest local carriers - LG+, SKT, and Olleh. The Snapdragon 810-powered phablet will most probably debut after the Galaxy S6 debuts.

Last week, we had heard that Qualcomm might be having certain troubles with the Snapdragon 810, but the manufacturer subsequently refuted all claims that it had issues with the chipset and assured that there will be no production delays.


source: SamMobile 

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posted on 09 Dec 2014, 07:29 3

1. tech2 (Posts: 3397; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


A bit off topic but, has anyone tried the Korean version of previous Galaxy/Note versions ? Is it compatible with European/England networks ?

Coz I've read/saw reviews and they seem to struggle a bit too much in battery departments (probably due to different bands) on US networks.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 09:06 2

13. hafini_27 (Posts: 878; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


Yeah, that is their problems. Connection trouble which seriously affects the battery. I used to have an S5 prime BTW.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 09:56

20. tech2 (Posts: 3397; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Thanks for the info m8.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 18:18

26. dangchitrung (Posts: 88; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


I did. And let me tell you this, Korean versions of any Samsung phone are just on a higher level compared to Eu or Usa versions, in terms of screen, battery life, performance. The only thing you can be turned down is that they have an antenna gate for watching TV in Korea and Japan, which bothers a lot. And you need to know how to install Eu ROM on it for your own good, you wouldnt like the preinstalled software of Korea versions.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 07:29

2. AmitMajumder (Posts: 178; Member since: 21 May 2012)


I'd rather have the 805 than the 810. I prefer the krait cores more than the arm ones (even though it's 64-bit).

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 07:30 3

3. BUFFQREWBBQ (Posts: 46; Member since: 11 May 2014)


Reasoning plz

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 07:34 11

4. AmitMajumder (Posts: 178; Member since: 21 May 2012)


I said I prefer them over the other ones. I have to reason it to you?

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 07:59 12

8. arjunezdaz (Posts: 30; Member since: 30 Nov 2014)


Yes, you need to substantiate it to the world if you are making a comment in the public forum..so that people can understand what the advantages are or otherwise rubbish your claim and troll you to death

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 08:21 3

10. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Well usually there's a reason why people prefer one thing over an other one.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 08:46 2

12. shahrooz (Posts: 718; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


haha one can prefer things based on looks but when it comes to SoC you don't just prefer this to that, a sane person would have a reason for preferring a SoC to another.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 22:09

30. BUFFQREWBBQ (Posts: 46; Member since: 11 May 2014)


Perhaps he likes teh name more and is too embarrassed to admit it.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 07:40 3

5. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Funny how Qualcomm was quick to diss "octa-core" solutions but now is depending on it for next year, their Krait cores are awesome and offer pretty brisk performance and they should have stick with them and evolve them instead of using off the self arm designs. I guess 64 bit forced them to adopt the arm v8 sooner than they wanted and have to resort to the "octa-core" they dissed so much.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 08:09

9. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3722; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


You exaggerate. It was one person & he was promptly removed. He clearly did not represent the entire company's feelings on the subject.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 09:10

15. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


What about when they said:

"Nvidia just launched their Tegra 4, not sure when those will be in the market on a commercial basis, but we believe our Snapdragon 600 outperforms Nvidia’s Tegra 4. And we believe our Snapdragon 800 completely outstrips it and puts a new benchmark in place."

Needless to say Tegra 4 actually wiped the floor with S600 and was a worthy competitor with S800.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 10:56

21. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3722; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


What does that have to do with 64-bit processing on mobile devices?

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 14:28

24. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


What does any of your comments has to do with 64 bit processing on mobile devices?

My point with the previous comment was to prove that Qualcomm isn't the angel you made them out to be in your comment and the company itself is arrogant and only disses out competitors just to be proven wrong or change their stance afterwards.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 16:23

25. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3722; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Show me where I made Qualcomm out to be angels.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 09:07 4

14. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Funny how Apple dissed large screen phones months before bringing out their own. Eventually all these companies say one thing and then turns around to do something completely different.
No different then what I do. Try out the iPhone because of some over hyped feature then turn around back to Android.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 07:58

7. arjunezdaz (Posts: 30; Member since: 30 Nov 2014)


Yes, you need to substantiate it to the world if you are making a comment in the public forum..so that people can understand what the advantages are or otherwise rubbish your claim and troll you to death

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 09:34

16. GeorgeDao123 (Posts: 423; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


People may think I'm nut, but I do think like you.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 09:47 2

17. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


That makes no sense.

They are BOTH ARM compliant designs.

You dont know what your talking about.

One is 32 bit, one is 64 bit. The 810 also comes with a stronger GPU.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 11:28

22. roldefol (Posts: 4108; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Is Krait superior to Cortex A15 though? The thinking here may be that Qualcomm is somehow going back on its previous strategy of proprietary cores. By using A57 cores instead of developing their own compatible 64 bit architecture, do they lose any competitive edge?

posted on 10 Dec 2014, 07:56

33. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


All manufacturers use the ARM design. They just make their own variations of it.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 07:48

6. tiara6918 (Posts: 2027; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


This still will not help them from loosing sales in south korea from the iphone6 and6 plus. I can see so many koreans switching

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 08:29 1

11. Awalker (Posts: 1432; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


I'm not sure what this has to do with anything. Samsung is always releasing exclusive models in South Korea.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 09:51

18. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


They've used korea as a test bed for MANY of their new devices before world launches. Korea is tech crazy even worse than America, and since its so much smaller its a great place to try out specialized and new variants.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 09:54

19. skymitch89 (Posts: 1293; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Of course! South Korea gets all the good devices from Samsung. If I remember correctly, first it was the Galaxy S3 that (in South Korea) had 2Gb Ram and LTE and Samsung Exynos processor. Then, again if I remember correctly, the Galaxy S5 came with LTE-A & a QHD display. The Galaxy S4 Active with LTE-A. And again, the Note 3 Neo with beefier processor. Now, the Note 4 with Snapdragon 810. Not to mention that South Korea is already starting to get the Lollipop update for their Samsung devices (that will be getting the update).

Samsung wants to know why they're starting to loose part of the market? Then they should stop launching soo many variants of their device and launch one that works globaly, like Apple and their iPhones (at least the newer iPhones.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 20:00

28. Noonting (Posts: 132; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


But it's more expensive than US
About 900$ with & without contract in Korea market

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 20:12

29. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


It's the best and most reliable way of testing parts though. They throw that out and their differentiation from other companies narrow considerably. Live by the sword, die by the sword. Not that they are dying though, that's just what the haters like to think.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 12:58

23. mike2959 (Posts: 519; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


The Galaxy S4 LTE-A, the S5 LTE-A. I have them both. The South Korea version's. Both work 100% on AT&T including LTE. These devices run so much smoother, and faster than their US counterparts. People don't realize that the 805 first phone was in a Galaxy S5 back in June!! And yeah it's awesome.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 19:52

27. Noonting (Posts: 132; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


E7410 S810 both A53+A57 8 core
I don't understand why they are doing that

posted on 10 Dec 2014, 07:16

31. thegeneral7010 (Posts: 328; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


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posted on 10 Dec 2014, 07:23

32. thegeneral7010 (Posts: 328; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


well now my exynos note 4 worth's nothing. seriesly samsung would be a rubbish company is they did this.

posted on 10 Dec 2014, 09:35

34. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3722; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Yeah, that makes sense. Your perfectly capable phone is now worth absolutely nothing since a better version is coming out. You might as well throw it in the garbage. It is essentially a brick now. -__-

posted on 10 Dec 2014, 10:09

35. thegeneral7010 (Posts: 328; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


samsung are losing their fans with this. noone is gonna buy samsung phones when they are released again they would wait untill the better version is released. 1smartphone with versions = s**t company

posted on 10 Dec 2014, 10:47

37. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3722; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Do you live in Korea? If not, this should make absolutely no difference to you. Stop whining like a big baby. Your Note 4 works just fine & it will continue to for years to come.

posted on 10 Dec 2014, 11:49

38. thegeneral7010 (Posts: 328; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


dont u get it samsung starts to publish it in korea in spread it around the world and if my comments doesnt suits to u so dont replay on them

posted on 10 Dec 2014, 15:50

39. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3722; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Read the 3rd paragraph. Samsung releases devices specifically for Korea all the time, so no, it won't spread around the world. You sound like an idiot because you clearly didn't read the entire article before you commented.

posted on 10 Dec 2014, 10:09

36. thegeneral7010 (Posts: 328; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


samsung are losing their fans with this. noone is gonna buy samsung phones when they are released again they would wait untill the better version is released. 1smartphone with versions = s**t company

posted on 10 Dec 2014, 23:16

40. Noonting (Posts: 132; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


It can be only testing for gs6 or gn5

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