Galaxy Note 4 will offer Exynos chipset with LTE in Europe, Qualcomm in North America
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 isn’t expected to be unveiled until this year’s IFA in September, but that’s not stopping the rumor mill from already churning out a few details about what to expect. Not only have we reported on the possibility of a Gear 3 or Galaxy Glass debut alongside the Note 4, we’ve even heard about a few possible software features for the handset.
What about the hardware? Up until now, we haven’t heard much, but if a new report from SamMobile proves correct, it seems that Samsung is getting ready to shift its attention back to its in-house Exynos processors once again.
While the Note 3 shipped with Qualcomm in all markets, the Note 4’s Snapdragon 805 model will only be pushed in North America, Korea, China and Japan. The remaining markets (such as Europe) will instead offer a next-gen Exynos 5433 CPU, which will be paired with an Intel Cat. 6 LTE chip. Both models are also expected to have a QHD display resolution with a UV sensor and a next-gen Sony-made 16MP camera. The latter of these seems like a somewhat odd move, considering the GS5 used a Samsung-made ISOCELL camera.
For now we’d take the report with a grain of salt, though we wouldn’t be that surprised to see Samsung push its Exynos line once again. What do you think, prefer Qualcomm or are you a fan of Samsung’s own chips?