It looks like Samsung is confronted with a bit of a leaky situation, as the Galaxy Note 4, although a good few months away from an actual unveil, is pretty much an open book specification-wise.
Samsung may have intentionally or inadvertently sent us on all these wild-goose chases in regards to the fabled Galaxy S5 Prime, which ultimately went official as a plastic-made Korean-exclusive S5 LTE-A, but as far as the next-gen Note is concerned, concealing things or tricking the media is no longer an option.
We know the Galaxy Note 4 is coming, in keeping with tradition, at IFA in September. Quad HD screen resolution always seemed like a no-brainer call, and preserving Note 3’s 5.7 inches footprint also makes perfect sense.
Additional intel came to light via Sam Mobile last week and, in case you doubted its legitimacy, here’s corroboration. An AnTuTu, make that two AnTuTu benchmarks, are exposing new Samsung smartphone models, namely the SM-N910S and SM-N910C.
No prizes for guessing what hardware the codes designate, as the former is clearly the Snapdragon 805-packing Note 4 flavor, and the latter the Exynos 5 variation. As usual, Exynos versions may be a bit harder to come by, which is pretty bad news, since the 5433 chip is an 8-core contraption based on 64-bit Cortex A57/A53 architecture.
Clock speeds are modest, reaching a measly 1.3 GHz, however the ARM Mali-T760 graphics processing unit is a whopper, likely bashing Snapdragon 805’s Adreno 420 GPU in raw performance. Speaking of the S805, the SoC found inside the GNote 4 is apparently clocked at 2.5 GHz. Still a featherweight compared to the Exynos 5433, we’re presuming.
Oh, well, at least both the SM-N910S and SM-N910C sport 2,560 x 1,440 pix res displays, 3 gigs of RAM, 16 MP rear cameras and Android 4.4.3 KitKat on the software side of things. The front snapper is listed as a rather odd 3.68 megapixel unit, and of course, there’s no word on designs or build materials, so curves and metal remain a dream with no substantiation. Maybe someday…