Beastly, Superfast Galaxy Note 4 on Release Date with Exynos/Snapdragon CPU, Cat6 LTE & 16MP OIS – Reports

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By Erik Pineda | June 11, 2014 11:57 AM EST

Jermaine Smit via ConceptiPhon
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Samsung-focused blog site SamMobile shared this week what it described as 'exclusive information' that purportedly reveals key details about the fourth iteration of the original phablet and they are nothing short of impressive.

Exynos and Snapdragon processors

The device is a definite powerhouse, set to be fired by two different application processors and the deployment of which will depend on market destination. For instance, Samsung phablet fans in the United States, China, Japan and Korea can expect a Note 4 that draws its might from a Snapdragon 805.

Those in Europe and other select markets around the world, the Note 4 on Samsung's in-house SoC, which is the Exynos 5433 in particular case, will be up for grabs in a few months' time, said the same report.

Beastly and speedy

Now to complement the muscle and speed of the Note 4 processors, Samsung is also reportedly using the most recent LTE radio signal chip from Intel, specifically the XMM7260 Category 6 modem. For the end-user, LTE Cat6 means that the Note 4 is capable of accessing wireless broadband at dizzying speed of 300 megabits per second (mbps).

Note that SamMobile clarifies that the Intel LTE modem could only be for the Exynos-powered Galaxy Note 4 variant as the Snapdragon edition will likely be paired with a Gobi 9x35 LTE chip, which is made by Qualcomm.

Samsung taps Sony for Note 4 main shooter

In the camera department, the most notable upgrade since Samsung will apparently keep the 16MP shooting sensor is the inclusion of an optical image stabilisation (OIS) camera module. According to SamMobile, it remains unclear what the Sony switch will do to upstage the ISOCELL sensor that Samsung used with the Galaxy S5.

Also, the tech site echoed earlier claims that the Note 4 will boast of Super AMOLED panel on its screen with Quad HD technology. But the report is silent on the actual screen size though going by on persistent rumours, it is highly likely that Samsung will opt for the 5.7-inch profile of the Note 3 but not necessarily its dimensions.

So the Note 4 could share the Note 3 screen size but not the latter's built and weight. As mentioned by a Samsung executive previously, the Galaxy Note 4 will roll out in an entirely new form-factor.

The Galaxy Note 4 release date, basing on the last two launches of its older siblings, should be on the early part of September 2014 via Samsung's Unpacked Episode 2 event that in turn coincides with the Berlin IFA trade show edition this year.

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