Samsung Galaxy Note 4 variant with Snapdragon 810 chipset in the works
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is already one of the most impressive mobile devices around but what if Samsung decides to make it even better? Coincidentally, that’s exactly what’s happening as the Korean tech giant is reportedly working on adding the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset to the phablet. The device currently comes in two variants, one sporting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor while the other comes equipped with the company’s own Exynos 7. Both are undoubtedly powerful processors, but the Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is much more sought after than its sibling. That said, it certainly makes sense for Samsung to upgrade this particular model with the latest chipset in an attempt to increase demand even more.
However, there is yet another good reason for this decision and it’s related to Android Lollipop. The operating system not only provides support for 64-bit apps, but even encourages developers to create more of them using this architecture. There is a clear shift from 32-bit to 64-bit happening at the moment, which spells trouble for the Snapdragon 805 Samsung Galaxy Note 4 along with all the other devices using the chipset due to the fact that it uses 32-bit architecture. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 on the other hand is a 64-bit processor that has the additional benefit of including an Adreno 430 GPU. By comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 currently uses the Adreno 420 GPU.
It’s still unclear at this time if Samsung plans to stop including Snapdragon 805 chipsets in the device and switch entirely to the Snapdragon 810 in the near future. SamMobile reports that the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 variant is currently being tested by three major carriers in South Korea, namely LG+, SKT, and Olleh. Although the idea itself certainly sounds interesting, we’ll still have to wait a while until the new devices will start shipping. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 will be ready for mass production sometime during 2015, so expect the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 units to ship only after the processors do.