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
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.
Samsung Galaxy Note4