Galaxy Note 4 will offer Exynos chipset with LTE in Europe, Qualcomm in North America

by: Andrew GrushJune 10, 2014


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?

  • Dave Weinstein

    It’s not so much about the chip used, but the software available. Samsung refuses to acknowledge that Touchwiz is junk, and delays Android updates because of the time it takes to port and re-port their useless customizations.

    CM11, and other AOSP derivatives are readily available for Snapdragon based devices, but not for Exynos. That, by itself, is enough to favor Qualcomm.

    • Klejdi90

      Fully agree with you. Samsung just wants to be “unique”

      • xoj_21

        they can glue a woflson dac and amp to a exynos easier than qualcomm

    • xoj_21

      before they were… able. up the note 2 / s4

      note 3 exynos doesnt have CM 11 yet which is a shame

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        • das

          go die in a fire

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        • Misc

          Go fuck yourselves

  • Jérémy Castellano

    I really don’t get the point of getting a Qualcomm chipset in all models expect for the European one.. Come on.. Samsung..

    • Anonymousfella

      It’s not just the European model. Samsung has a habit of pushing Exynos processors in countries like India, Indonesia etc…

  • Roberto Tomás

    if they are offering exynos then it must be because it is running faster. so year, that is interesting

    • Jérémy Castellano

      But there’s a lack of support for Custom ROM in the community. With my Note 2 (N7100 which have en Exynos Chipset) I barely got any stable build for CM in 4 major updates (4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4). They were all nightlies.

      • Brian Dong Min Kim

        But now would regular consumers give a damn about rooting from the first place?

  • Abhinav Singh

    Samsung exynos sucks when it comes to custom roms but snapdragon powered devices are always welcomed.. When i bought first exynos device galaxy note i swear to myself to never buy a exynos device my whole life.

  • Amoossoma

    I prefer exynos only in the 2012 flagships because they are more powerful and there is as much custom roms. But in any newer i defenitly prefer qualcomm snapdragons

  • George

    so what else is new? they’ve always had exynos in europe and qualcomms in NA…

  • trm96

    Let’s just hope it’s running Android not Tizen…

    • Brandon Power

      Samsung isn’t stupid enough to do that

  • Maranello Santiago

    What is the issue regarding Exynos now compared to a few years ago? Did they release source code back then but not now? Would be cool to see them offer it across the board, if it’s at least as good as Qualcomm’s offerings, with good developer support. The S2 wasn’t bad in that regards(Sprint version). Just seemed more complex than my N3 in regards to switching roms/kernel/recoveries and that bricking scare.

    • Maranello Santiago

      Also, what makes things different with the Note 8.0? It has official CM11 with Exynos. I don’t know much about the Samsung stuff. I not long ago switched from the Nexus 4.

  • Fernando Asencio

    It’s understandable that Samsung wants to use their own chipset in their devices, but using 2 diffrent kind of CPUs for different markets its just another recipe for a mess in updates, compatibility issues, warranties, and different hardware layouts inside the units. Why not make one CPU for all and a radio chip with worldwide bands, is that so hard? They really like shooting themselves in the foot.

  • abhilashthakur

    i want pure Android in galaxy Note 4