Samsung Galaxy Note 3’s highly anticipated successor is unlikely to break cover before IFA, but precious hardware intelligence has already begun to trickle out, including top-notch stuff such as Quad HD display resolution and Snapdragon 805 power.
As Samsung perpetually raises the performance bar with each new Galaxy S and Note iteration, you’d think one of these days the Android kings would run out of things to upgrade. But at least for the time being, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
Even if the Galaxy S5 Prime, aka Galaxy F, is real, which we’re unsure of, and headed for markets outside of Asia, which is hard to believe, the forthcoming Galaxy Note 4 should still up the specification ante. And compared to last year’s Note 3… let’s not even go there.
According to one of Sam Mobile’s inside moles, the next-gen flagship phablet will see daylight in the customary two region-specific variations. The North American flavor, also en route to Korea, China and Japan, shall pack Snapdragon 805 heat, while the “international” version comes with an Exynos 5433 chip in tow.
Now, we don’t know much about the latter CPU, but given previously leaked info on the 5430, allegedly axed in the meantime, 64-bit architecture, 20 nm semiconductor tech and eight cores are near guarantees. Wait, so will Americans and Asians be getting the short end of the stick there? It sure sounds like it.
Good thing from every other standpoint the two Notes are identical twins, with 2,560 x 1,440 pix res screens, 16 megapixel rear-facing cameras touting optical image stabilization and 2 MP front snappers. No word on exact display size (5.7, 5.8, 6 inches are all possibilities), and nothing on RAM either (my money’s on 4 gigs).
A UV sensor (huh?) is rumored to enrich that particular department, which also includes fingerprint recognition and built-in heart rate monitor, and everything else is covered in a thick cloak of mystery. For now.
Source: Sam Mobile