Qualcomm reportedly giving Samsung a deal on Snapdragon 805 for the Galaxy Note 4

Qualcomm reportedly giving Samsung a deal on Snapdragon 805 for the Galaxy Note 4
The rumors surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 have long held that the device would be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC, and now it seems that we have confirmation. ZDNet Korea is claiming not only that the Note 4 will be using the Snapdragon 805, but that Qualcomm is giving Samsung a special deal on the chipsets.

The source says that Qualcomm is giving Samsung a special discount on the Snapdragon 805, but the actual language used makes that claim a bit wobbly. According to the source, the discount brings the price of the Snapdragon 805 to around "two digits per chip", which implies somewhere in the $10 to $99 range. This is not only a very large range, but it also doesn't necessarily imply much of a discount, given that the Snapdragon 801 found in the Galaxy S5 cost about $41 per chip, according to the IHS teardown report. 

It is unclear why Samsung would have gotten a deal on the processors, though the volume that Samsung sells could be part of it. The reported discount has also apparently angered LG, which doesn't appreciate Samsung getting special treatment. Still, it does seem to confirm that the Galaxy Note 4 will feature the Snapdragon 805. 

source: SamMobile

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Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    3.7 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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96 Comments

96. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

It is not unclear , it is clear ... the K1 denver is better then 805 soc. And QM knows samsung would go for the most powerful soc . The only way to stop them was giving a discount .

92. mas39

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

The tegra K1 is useless, only good for gaming, why would anyone want one of those in a phablet, s805 and the 810 will offer so many more features it's ridiculous to imagine the tegra K1 in any mobile device.

95. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

what features? and tegra does not target smartphone/tablet specifically. if tegra chip was so bad then google will not use them in many of their upcoming stuff.

89. caesantos

Posts: 90; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Actually I think it has A LOT to do with the fact that Samsung will use its own Exynos 5433 in the Note 4. Exynos 5433 will feature an Intel XMM7260 Cat. 6 modem for LTE connectivity, finally bringing support for the ultra-fast internet standard to Samsung’s in-house SoC...

84. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Sad that some people have no life

78. twens

Posts: 1191; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

If touchwiz was super smooth I think the hate will go down a bit. It's not really the looks that piss people off but the little hiccups and stutters.

72. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Will SD805 finally be able to keep up with TouchWiz? I like TouchWiz but there are random minor stutters on SD800...

71. Dr.Hye

Posts: 95; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Ya I saw it too. Why did you guys have to erase it.

66. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

well first of all samsung is the biggest android manufacturer. to retain their dominance in smartphone they must at least have samsung to use their chip. this also tell us that qualcomm is under pressure. if they are really confident about their product they will not giving discount at all.

65. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I can see some hardcore-idiot apple fans here...

59. magnum44 unregistered

I'm going for the Note 4 version with the 64-bit Exynos 5433 chipset and ARM Mali-T760 graphics. Among other things it should handle the QHD display much better and utilise its full potential (whatever that may be in real life).

55. lolatfailphones

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Another slow day in Galaxy arena

52. kinnizle

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 24, 2013

And what was the point of this article???

39. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Get a life people, this article isn't about the 64 bit article and because you have all spammed this article, it might as well be erased as well. And now I'm f in spamming on this article lol

42. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Tells people to get a life because of spam, but goes ahead and spams. You sir deserve a troll award.

38. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

SD805? Wow, who knew?

18. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Sammy gets discounts mostly because of Exynos. Qualcomm cannot dictate their chips' prices any more since Sammy has viable alternatives And that's why most major vendors are working on their own SoC - to get discounts from the big Q.

21. derivativex

Posts: 176; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

wow a non-trolling comment from you, i am surprised keep it up lol

40. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

When he gets banned twice in a week, I would hope he would.

63. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Check out his other posts here where he calls people morons. He'll be gone again soon.

14. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Don't compare the 801 with the 805, the 805 doesn't have LTE so it should be way cheaper. And teh 2 digits per chip is the discount not the price.

17. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

The 805 does have LTE. It's a freaking discount and the 801 is dirt cheap.

41. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The 801 has LTE but the 805 wouldn't... Where's the logic there?

64. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

805 does use Qualcomm LTE modem but it is not integrated into it. Snapdragon 800/801 is MSM part while 805 is APQ part like snapdragon 600.

10. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

I'm wondering what the binifits of the 805 processor. I'm sure it will have some features besides the 420 gpu. Dear pa please optimize your website better as its total garbage when trying to type, thanks

15. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Snapdragon 805 benifits: Krait 450 CPU Adreno 420 GPU Support for 4K playback 40% better performance than Snapdragon 800 Cat6 LTE-A Support for 55MP camera sensor Support for 64 bit Dual Channel LPDDR3 RAM

31. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

40% better GPU performance to be exact ~

77. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

And the possibilty of separate memory busses for main memory and video memory, I think as well.

20. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

yes, PA is getting slower specially when typing

27. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

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