The Galaxy Note 4 isn’t slated to launch until later this year in September at IFA in Berlin, but that doesn’t stop leaks and rumours from hitting the internet. Just recently, we covered rumours that the Galaxy Note 4 would be launching together with the Samsung Gear 3 and a few rumoured software features which may be exclusive to the device.
This time the rumour mill has given us possible details for the processor which will power this phablet. According to SamMobile, the Galaxy Note 4 is going to come in 2 flavours, Exynos and Qualcomm. The American version of the phablet will apparently be equipped with a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor while some of the other regions such as Europe will be stuck with the company’s in house Exynos processors. Both variants will be coming with built-in LTE – the Exynos version will have built-in Intel Cat. 6 LTE Chip powering it. The Snapdragon 805 version is expected to launch in Korea, China and Japan in addition to the U.S. while other regions will be getting the Exynos variant. In addition, both of the models are expected to have quadHD screens, UV sensors and a 16MP next generation Sony Camera unit.
While this news will have to be taken with a grain of salt, it’s hardly surprising that Samsung is trying to push its in house Exynos processors. This also doesn’t really bode well for performance as the processor has been known to be performance challenged in the past – many speculate that the reason behind the Galaxy Note 3 and S5 launching with Qualcomm units was due to this. Also, the Exynos processors are also power hungry and have been known to dramatically affect battery life. Even reviews of the recently launched Samsung ChromeBooks have been plagued by bad performance reviews due to the Exynos processors.
Here’s to hoping Samsung actually gives the consumer the choice and doesn’t make it difficult to get our hands on the Qualcomm powerred Galaxy Note 4 or that they change their minds totally and drop the Exynos processor variant altogether!