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.
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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)