Back in September, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 4. Multiple variants of this smartphone are offered with two different processor options, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 and Samsung’s own Exynos 7 Octa. If reports out of Korea are correct then another variant of this device is being tested, that too with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip, that’s going to power majority of the flagship devices in the coming year. Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 810 processor back in April this year.
Sammobile is reporting that Samsung is currently testing a variant of the Galaxy Note 4 with Snapdragon 810 for major carriers in South Korea. Though the names have not been confirmed, it is speculated that these carriers might be LG+, SKT and Olleh.
The updated variant would have the 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor arranged in ARM’s big.LITTLE configuration with the Adreno 430 graphics processor as opposed to the 32-bit Snapdragon 805 processor found in other variants of Galaxy Note 4 with the Adreno 420 graphics processor.
Recent reports have suggested that problems with the Snapdragon 810 might delay the processor’s release, thus affecting release timeframes of devices that will be powered by it. Going by this it seems that the Snapdragon 810 touting Galaxy Note 4 variant might not be out for a couple of months, and even when it does arrive, it may be exclusive to Samsung’s home country.
Qualcomm has downplayed reports of issues with its latest chip, and claims that the release is on track for “1H, 2015.”