If you’ve followed Samsung for a while, you know that they like to put out two variants of their flagship phones – one usually armed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, which usually is the international version. The other would be the device armed with an Exynos chip, made from Samsung’s in-house chipmakers – this would be the brand released to the home market in South Korea, and usually has some bonus features that the international version doesn’t have. That was the case with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, until now when these rumors are coming out.

The Galaxy Note 4 came out in the two expected versions – one with the Exynos 7 octa-core processor and one with the Snapdragon 805 quad-core. Rumors are coming out that the Note 4 – Samsung’s flagship phablet – will be updated to have the Snapdragon 810, an octa-core processor with 64-bit capability, and only for certain South Korean mobile carriers.

The Exynos 7 chip is already 64-bit capable, mind you, but it seems like the mothership locked it to 32-bit to match the Snapdragon 805’s capabilities. The Snapdragon 810 is a whole new beast – able to match the Exynos 7’s octa-core performance with the same big.LITTLE architecture and 64-bit capability.


The problem is, the Snapdragon 810 is not quite ready for primetime yet – with Qualcomm furiously denying rumors that the launch of the next-gen processor will be delayed. Be that as it may, the rumor has a high chance of being true – and if that is the case, you’d wish you lived in South Korea too, where the octa-core chips and the Internet flows freely.

VIA: Sam Mobile


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