More Galaxy Note 5 details appear, dual-edged version codenamed Project Zen
If you have been drooling over that rumored 4K display in the Note 5, you should hold your horses, as the latest insider info claim from Samsung's labs pegs the version with a 4K panel as just an engineering prototype, being tested alongside a 2K option. Which one will Samsung ultimately choose, remains to be seen, though our money is on the "lesser" resolution, as Samsung has to first ensure enough yield for a Super AMOLED 4K panel, and, second - 4K would be pretty overkill on a phone display, though that's never stopped Samsung before.
What is intriguing in this newest string of info about the advancements around Project Noble, or the Note 5 production, is that it is being tested with an Exynos 7422 chipset. This Exynos would be combining for the first time the CPU, graphics processor, RAM, internal storage, and even a homebrew LTE modem in a single package, which likely means Samsung will utilize its unique ePoP (embedded package on package) technology. The all-in-one processing, memory and connectivity solution would eventually result in more space inside for other things, like a larger battery, for instance.
The curved Note 5, however, would allegedly be coming with... wait for it... the same hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor that is in the G4. This is rather surprising, as one would think Samsung should be using the same Exynos 7422 which could end up in the Note 5. A 16 MP rear camera with OIS, and a an 8 MP selfie shooter are expected to round up the Note 5 edge offering, along with the inevitable S Pen stylus. What do you think, is there a chance for a dual-edge Note without the latest silicon?