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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is one of the most anticipated Android products waiting in the wings, but we’ve not heard too much about the future smartphone’s hardware so far. Fortunately, the Note 4 has just shown up on the AnTuTu benchmark database. In fact, two version of the device have suddenly appeared, one with a Snapdragon processor and the other making use of Samsung’s own Exynos SoC.

The two variants on AnTuTu have the model numbers SM-N910C and SM-N910S, the former of which is powered by an Exynos 5433 and the latter coming with a Snapdragon 805 processor clocked at 2.5GHz. According to the benchmark, the new Exynos chip will arrive with a next generation ARM Cortex-A53 and A57 big.LITTLE configuration and ARM’s top of the line Mali-T760 graphics processing unit. The benchmark listing also confirms the QHD (2560 x 1440) display report that we heard last week.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 AnTuTu

As for other hardware specifications, the Galaxy Note 4 looks set to come with 3GB of RAM, just like its predecessor, combined with 32GB of internal storage, a 16 megapixel rear camera, an upgraded 3.6 megapixel front facing camera, and Android 4.4.3. On the whole, the Galaxy Note 4 looks like a pretty solid upgrade to the Note 3, and will pack in some cutting edge hardware.

Of course, a benchmark is not the same as official confirmation, so things could change when the Note 4 is finally unveiled. What do you make of these preliminary specifications?

Robert Triggs
Lead Technical Writer at Android Authority, covering the latest trends in consumer electronics and hardware. In his spare moments, you'll probably find him tinkering with audio electronics and programming.
  • Jayfeather787

    If these are legit, I am pretty sure that everyone expected these specs. They are good specs though. One heck of a super phone.

    • MasterMuffin

      Dat big AMOLED goodness

    • K2

      Yep. But i hope they dont repeat the size. They are already repeating the RAM of the note 3….they also did the same with the GS5 vs GS4.

      I hate touchwiz and repetetion from samsung. But If they go 6 or 5.9….I will definitely buy it.

      • David Vargas

        This means that after a few years, It will reaches gigantic screen sizes. Because Samsung never has to repeat screen size through their models. :/

      • alen

        You are stupid

  • curious whether the Note 4 would be able to convince existing Note 3 users to upgrade. Very much satisfied with the Note 3 here :)

    • Jayfeather787

      It won’t be worth it. Since you have the Note 3, I would advise you to hold off for a couple more years.

      • Luka Mlinar

        As if it could last that long. You know all phones die exactly 3 months before your 2 year contract ends :D

        • Brian Dong Min Kim

          I still have the original Galaxy S in perfect condition though. :P

    • Brian Dong Min Kim

      The Note 3 will surely last you 2 years or more. You won’t “need” to upgrade, but it definitely might be “tempting”.

    • Chris

      I’d say probably not. I am still on the Note 2 because the 3 wasn’t nearly enough of an upgrade for me. I assume it’ll be the same for you :) Which is good for our wallets. I am super excited to go from the 2 to the 4 tho!

      • 4runnerJones

        I agree @degumaster:disqus

      • smokebomb

        I find being on the odd numbered upgrade is most rewarding as the even numbered upgrades tend to not be enough.

        • Chris

          I think it depends on when you started…I started on the Note 2, so why would I have bought the 1 at that time? Now the 4 is better than the 3 and I’m up to upgrade! But if I had the 3 I probably wouldn’t be upgrading.

    • Luka Mlinar

      If Apple is anything to go by then this thing will sell like hot cakes :D

    • Gilles LeBlanc

      Well I can upgrade anytime I want cause I have several phones on my plan. First time ever I’m not impressed. I feel it’s time for me to switch to LG, maybe the flex 2.

      • Anonymousfella

        How can you be unimpressed when they haven’t even unveiled the phone? Going just by the rumours?

        • Gilles LeBlanc

          Well seeing that rumors like these where spot on since Note 1 my money is on the rumors being right. I hope your right last year I bought mega then note 3 and I miss my frikin mega. I want a bigger screen, I hate how close s5 and note 3 screen sizes are. 6.3 was perfect

          • Anonymousfella

            Well for all of the choice available in android, I can’t name a high end device with 6.3in screen. The new Lenovo z2 pro is probably the closest to what you want .
            Mega 6.3 was released by Samsung as an experiment(just like the Note 1). However it didnt really sell that much so they probably discontinued it…

          • Gilles LeBlanc

            Yea your right, hmm. Maybe my feelings are unique. Perhaps my android choices are not shared by the majority.

        • Gilles LeBlanc

          Well seeing that rumors like these where spot on since Note 1 my money is on the rumors being right. I hope your right last year I bought mega then note 3 and I miss my frikin mega. I want high end specs minimal bezel and tablet/phone convergence. Isn’t that what the Galaxy Note is suppose to be. Why has screen size stagnated? Dosnt fit In tiny Chinese hands? Then why the huge screen size popularity in asia. And why crazy processors for the north American market?

          • Kevin

            Ewww you bought the mega!

    • pops87

      An AMOLED QHD screen will be really really tempting for some. Myself included.

    • smokebomb

      I’m on the jump program and my 6 months is around the time the note 4 comes out (I have a note 3). If all the reviews are as positive as the note 3, I’d upgrade.

  • wat

    Wonder when the first 4GB RAM smartphone or tablet will be and so many people are going to get fucked over not being able to use Android 64 bit if they get the Snapdragon in their market rather than the Exynos

    • Brian Dong Min Kim

      Not understanding your idea but 64-bit would be implemented into Android very slowly. If Apple could do it in 2 years, it might take the Android community 5 or more, since Android is so fragmented.

      • patrik

        Actually, Android is already “prepared” for 64-bit, atleast all the apps are. When Google make Android 64-bit, every app is able to run in either 32-bit or 64-bit, out of the box.

        Open source for the win!

        • Brian Dong Min Kim

          I was referring to the duration of the entire Android community adapting 64-bit. I’m not sure if Android is “already prepared” for 64-bit applications at it’s current state, but it would definitely take longer compared to iOS. This might be a problem for Android since iOS will look more attractive to developers, but if Apple follows their current strategy, resource demanding applications like the “Adobe Suite Touch” will surely arrive to Android as an exclusive.

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  • Brian Dong Min Kim

    The Exynos would definitely be more efficient compared to the Snapdragon with both power consumption and processing speeds. However, I find it disappointing regarding Samsung using stock Mali GPUs. They are solid, but there are better options from Imagination to developing their own. Always questioned why Samsung doesn’t develop their own architecture like Apple and Qualcomm. They have both the cash and the manufacturing capability with enough demand for it to be successful. Tizen might make my dream come true?
    I’d also like to see better display technologies to be debuted with the Note 4. Something like Adaptive Spectrum Analysis sounds catchy :P

    • Anonymousfella

      Even i am waiting to see something innovative using the amoled display!
      I would also prefer Imagination Technologies’ Power VR but from what i see, it seems Mali may actually have an edge here. Although its hard to say without concrete numbers and any manufacture implementations, Power VR GX6650 gives 115.2 GFLOPS at 300MHz(Anandtech benchmarks) while the T760 at 600MHz with 16 shaders the Mali-T760 has a peak performance of 326.4 GLOPS(AA article). Plus it seems like Series6 wont be available before early 2015 while T760 is by now

  • Chris

    Yes! Super excited for this. What was the name of the supposed screen they’re using that bends onto the side? yoyoum or something?

    • Brian Dong Min Kim

      Yoom was a concept phone utilizing a flexible display revealed at 2013. There is currently a rumor stating that Samsung would offer both curved and un-curved variants of the next generation note. I find this unlikely because it would be hard using the S-Pen on a curved display. It would make more sense if Samsung releases a new line of the Galaxy series like the Galaxy Curve instead of commercializing their curved device with a Note branding.

      • Chris

        I agree. I also just don’t get how you would even use that device. Your hand will be resting on the part bending over the side while using the phone…so it’s just going to keep respond to touch. Hopefully they come up with some cool ideas for it that I couldn’t think of. I thought the G Flex was stupid when it first came out, but I ended up really liking it.

    • Anonymousfella

      It was called youm

  • tenjohn23

    Have been on Android since it was first launched. From HTC g1 to nexus S to galaxy nexus to galaxy s3 note 2 . The note 2 and 3 didn’t have big difference. The only reason I bought the note 3 was my note 2 screen shattered or may be I wanted it to. What ever the case, I love the note line. Note 4 should be different looking. And I am waiting really curious with what they r gonna come up with, this time.
    Finger scanner .100% sure.

    • Brian Dong Min Kim

      I’m predicting better productivity features to utilize the S-Pen to it’s full potential.

  • G

    Inthink they keep making us happy with little tiny steps of improvement… they should give us what they really got… not waste our time in the endless capitalist slowmotion piece by piece buy another one mentality

  • Julian Andres Klode

    I hate how they’re building two devices with entirely different chips.

    • Brian Dong Min Kim

      The Exynos would likely be for the international version for markets that doesn’t support LTE. Making two models might make it hard for the rooting community, but I’m welcoming the Exynos more than the Snapdragon.

      • mobilemann

        snapdragon is much more popular with rom makers.

        • Brian Dong Min Kim

          I’m well aware of that. However, would an average user be interested on rooting their phones? Most of my friends never even heard about the term, and even I as an enthusiast find it unnecessary to flash a custom ROM. Android in it’s current state is now stable and offers enough. Rooting was something required back in the Gingerbread era, but I don’t find rooting/flashing necessary unless you completely want control over your device.
          Furthermore I’m preferring the Exynos variant because it seems more powerful and efficent compared to the Snapdragon.

          • GifCo

            Are u nuts. Clearly you have never owned a Samsung phone! Rooting is nessisary to get rid of all the bloat ware that Samsung or even worse the friggin carries ram it rull of. You don’t have to install custom ROMs and clean root is nessisary for any user that isn’t tech-retarded

          • Brian Dong Min Kim

            What if I tell you my family only have bought Samaung products for the last 9 years? My daily driver currently is a Note 3/Note 10.1 2014, and it has enough power to carry out both applications and “bloat” with ease. 3GB of RAM never urged me to root my devices.

          • Jimmy1259

            I upgraded from the original Note to the Note 3. Although I have a 64GB card installed I did root to get rid of excess apps. I also have Nova Launcher installed. I can’t tell any difference in speed from when I first got it. My biggest problem is bad battery life due to almost no AT&T signal here.

          • asd

            I root to backup apps (Titanium Backup) and to remove system apps I dont need like some of the samsung apps

          • mobilemann

            “and even I as an enthusiast find it unnecessary to flash a custom ROM.”

            me too, but that’s because xposed is superior, in every way imaginable. (it’s the iOS mobile substrate method, and it’s why i didn’t come to android until it, and ICS was out)

            I would never recommend a Android device in general ~ to anyone non technical. iOS is a much better fit.

      • Jurrien

        Not this time, they think that the Exynos version will come to Europe. And the Snapdragon to America and Asia

        • Brian Dong Min Kim

          I want to try out the new Exynos though..
          -cries in the corner-

      • Anonymousfella

        I think Exynos one wil pack LTE(via an Intel Cat6 modem if rumors are to be believed)

  • fozzy

    Will upgrade as soon as the Note 4 is out. I have had all the Notes and so far have never been disappointed. With the Tmobile Jump program i can upgrade every 6 months if i choose to and no contract to worry about..

    • mobilemann

      i’m seriously considering switching, since my note 3’s bootloader was locked, (tmobiles wasn’t) their service is cheaper, and faster, but deployed in a smaller area.

  • Roberto Tomás

    The Mali T760 MP16 Is about 50% faster than the Xbox 360. The smaller MP4 is still about as fast as the Xbox 360. Graphics wise the intl version should be a monster.

    Im curious about the cpu too — it only clocks up to 1.3Ghz? Can it use high speed ram still? Is this somehow a 28nm device instead of 20nm (which the gpu would suggest)? Or why is it clocked so low?

  • ehndrew

    i can’t wait to upgrade from my s3 to the note4!! *screams like a girl*

    • PoisonApple31

      That’s an Epic jump!

      • ehndrew

        yea, had to make hard decision over the nexus, G3, M8 etc

    • Method

      Same jump as me, pretty excited. Not due for an upgrade until December, but hopefully they let me do it a few months early.

  • Cyrus Busby

    It seems like the note 4 will have the specs of the S5 lte-a only with a larger screen and a stylus

  • Rafaat Alahad

    Note 4 sucks ass i expected a huge difference its not i mean for godsakes the s3 had a 64gig internal…the note 4 means you had not 1 not 2 but 3 times to get it wright…note 4 should have 4 gigs internal memory 64/128 gig hard drive the video could stay the same the camera up grades to 16 like currently and front facing 3.2 is cool but its hell not worth 700 bucks.. This is why i left same samsung for LG im tired of being feed crumbs..i want better upgrades for my money….

    • Rafaat Alahad

      I was a note 3 power user…to many bugs

    • Jack Jennings

      Who the hell needs 4GB RAM? Plus you’d need a 64bit chip and system to address it properly. Also trust me, I’d love to see 64GB and 128GB(!) ROM phones, but be realistic in your expectations please! We’re only just approaching a 32GB base model by the looks of it, and the average user won’t fill that up….

  • ♡mynote3

    Definitely upgrading on the grounds that my beloved note 3 would be just perfect if it were waterproof. I recently went to a resort in the Carribean and was uneasy taking pictures and recording video by the pool or at the beach. NEED IT… LOL

    • Marc Perrusquia

      It’s important to remember that it’s water resistant, not water proof.

  • Mark Mann

    Great specs except for one… Samsung is just a killer for me

  • John-Phillip Saayman

    So… What was the score?

  • Abd

    ” Qualcomm Snapdragon 805. The new chipset updates the processor and graphics found in the 80x range to a quad-core Krait 450 @ 2.5GHz and Adreno 420, which promises to outperform the Adreno 330 by 40%.
    The Exynos 5433 chipset is based on the 64-bit Cortex-A5x family by ARM. It packs four low-power Cortex-A53 cores @ 1.3GHz, plus four Cortex-A57 cores at unknown frequency. The chipset also includes ARM’s new GPU design, Mali-T760.”

  • namesib

    If it is as impressive as the Note 3 I will seriously consider switching from the S2, S4, etc. sequence to the Note 4, Note 6, etc. sequence.

  • John

    Personally, I’m fine with the screen size of the Note 3, but I was hoping for 3.5 or 4GB RAM with 64-bit system architecture. I like the projected camera specs, but hopefully it’ll come with OIS. Along with that, and what the S5 already brought, I want 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity on the S-Pen and the removal of a plastic body, but since I use a case, that doesn’t really matter. A liquid metal or shock absorbing, flexible body plus sapphire glass would be awesome. Really wish manufacturers would bring advanced haptic touch displays to mobile devices. I don’t mind the $, since the price is bound to regress over time anyways. I just want the future to come already. Screw the corrupted patent system limiting innovation.

  • Mohd Abdul Rahman

    why is every one sliding past the detail that exynos 5433 is apparently the sd810 and very possibly much more powerful than sd805

  • Sachin

    Did anyone notice the Exynos chip is using ARM’s 64 bit architecture?
    Sounds very exciting.
    At least it will utilise it more than the iPhone.
    Knowing Samsung this may yet come with 4 GB RAM to take Full advantage of the hopefully 64 bit processor

  • andygmorris

    Well, I’m gonna be buying the Note 4. I ‘expect’ that its specs will tick all the right boxes for me as the Note 3 already does. It’s just too close to Note 4 release for me to buy a Note 3. Cash ready. To Samsung: Get on with it. To Android Authority: When I’ve got my Note 4, there’ll be one less Entry in the weekly give away contest ;-)

  • Scott

    I’m predicting that 2 months after the launch of the Note 4 samsung will announce a better one. Maybe a metal body one with 4 gigs of ram. I wouldn’t jump for this one till a couple months after the launch

  • Jean-Luc Ensch

    I am on a Note II and was waiting for the 4 to come out. Now, I have second thoughts. Rumours indicated 4GB RAM, 20Mpx camera and a flexible screen. What we are reading here is again typical of Samsung’s marketing : delivering less than they could in order to make sure that you will upgrage next time. Obviously, the disappointing sales of the S5 have not percolated far enough. Samsung are playing a dangerous game : more and more manufactures are offering above 5.5″ screens. If I had to decide today, I would hold out and wait for the next gen HTC Max.

  • Garbis Tapacian

    I might upgrade from my Note 3 just for that awesome display and the upgraded camera :)

  • neal

    Sounds very interesting but I’m going to save my final judgment for when it’s official announced. we will know then which model we can buy and what the official specs and benchmarks will be. I got the note 3 now and love it but we will see if and when I upgrade.

  • Brian Samuel

    I can hardly wait until the Galaxy Note 4 will be released !!! :)