Samsung Galaxy Note IV to Feature Snapdragon 805 SoC?

Samsung Galaxy Note series is the most sought after phablet series currently. Since the inception of the Note I about three years ago, Samsung has taken upon itself to spearhead the phablet revolution in the personal technology space. The Galaxy Note IV is expected to set the standards for the phablets in the upcoming year. The device will be launched at IFA 2015 to be held in September first week, and if the reports are to be believed, may well go on sale around 15th of the same month.

Snapdragon 805 SoC

While the specifications of the Note IV can be reasonably guessed, the one question everyone seems to have with a Samsung device is the SoC or the chipset that will power the phone. In the last few occasions, we have had two different variants of devices from Samsung, the Snapdragon variant which is usually the LTE version and an Exynos powered device which is usually the 3G version. So far, the Snapdragon variants were limited to the American market, while the Exynos versions were made available in devices where 4G rollout has not completely happened.

According to a report by ZDNet Korea, the device will ship with Snapdragon 805 as well as an Exynos variant and the Snapdragon 805 chip will cost in double figures, without specifying the price. As a comparison, the Snapdragon 801 SoC in the Galaxy S5 costs $41 which could indicate that the Note IV will cost more, but that is something we knew about all along. The details of the device are sporadic at best right now, though with the event date coming closer, you expect a lot more to be revealed about the Galaxy Note IV in the coming days.


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