While Samsung has been producing its own in-house smartphone chips for a while now, its last few flagship smartphones have used a Qualcomm chips. According to a new report out of SamMobile, however, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 4 flagship might shift back to Samsung’s in-house Exynos processors. Samsung Exynos devices have been available in select markets recently, but availability has been scattered due to the chip’s lack of support for LTE.
SamMobile claims that the Galaxy Note 4 will be sold in Europe with an Exynos processor instead of a Qualcomm chip. The Note 4 sold out of Europe, however, will still be powered by a Qualcomm processor, more specifically a Snapdragon 805. The Galaxy Note 4, according to the report, will also feature a UV sensor for the display and a Sony-based 16MP camera. The UV sensor could improve touch-free gesture tracking and support for operating the device while wearing gloves.
The Exynos-powered Note 4, for the first time ever, will also feature LTE via an Intel Cat. 6 chip. Like mentioned before, Samsung’s Exynos chips have always lacked LTE support, so this is definitely a big step. SamMobile also corroborates other reports claiming the Note 4 will feature a qHD display.
The Note 4 is widely expected to be unveiled later this fall at an Unpacked event.
(via Android Central)
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