The South Korean mobile giant recently announced a new variant of the Galaxy Note 4 that is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 processor. For those not in the know, the Snapdragon 810 processor is being positioned by Qualcomm as its flagship chip set for next year.
Many industry experts believe that the Snapdragon 810 processor will be featured heavily in most high-end Android smartphones launching in 2015. Some of these upcoming devices include Samsung's Galaxy S6, Sony's Xperia Z4, and a yet-to-be-revealed HTC handset.
As for the new Galaxy Note 4 variant, it looks like it will be the first to take advantage of the latest Snapdragon mobile chip's capabilities. The American version of the Galaxy Note 4 currently uses Snapdragon 805, one of the last 32-bit chips made by Qualcomm. With the Snapdragon 810 processor, the Note 4 variant gets to have eight 64-bit cores, which is really neat when you consider that the Samsung phablet runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop. It should be noted that Lollipop was released without a flagship 64-bit capable handset. With the Snapdragon 810 processor on the new Note 4, Lollipop gets the chip set it deserves.
Also, this Samsung Galaxy Note 4 variant should be able to perform faster downloading speeds by taking advantage of Category 9 carrier aggregation for LTE-Advanced. The device supports aggregating 3 x 20 MegaHertz data channels, which means that, in theory, it can download data as fast as 450 mbps on networks that support it.
This new Galaxy Note 4 version is actually the third variant of the device. As of latest count, there are two Qualcomm-powered editions, as well as a version that features Samsung's own Exynos 5433 mobile chip.
Samsung has always had a history of introducing variants of its flagship devices, especially in South Korea, its home country. For instance, last year the phone maker announced a special edition of its Galaxy S5 with a better chip set and an enhanced display screen. The new Galaxy Note 4 though has no notable difference compared to the regular Galaxy Note 4, except for the upgraded mobile chip.
The question now is: will this Note 4 be available in the US market? For now, it is not likely. But US consumers have seen special editions of Samsung devices hit American shores before. Those who want to get this new Note 4 variant will have to cross their fingers.
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