Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Release Update: First 64-bit Android Phone, Snapdragon 805/Exynos Versions with UV Sensor
By Precious Silva | June 22, 2014 12:11 PM EST
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has attracted hype over the last few weeks and there are several good reasons to it. According to recent benchmark sightings and leads, the Galaxy Note 4 will be available in two chipsets and two screen versions. Likewise, it may also be the first 64-bit Android Phone challenging the performance and architecture only previously exclusive to Apple's iPhone 5s and its A7 processor. Can the Galaxy Note be a contender for the upcoming iPhone 6?
A Samsung Galaxy Note II phone-cum-tablet is displayed during the first day of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 8, 2013.
A recent sighting in AnTuTu database suggests that the Galaxy Note 4 will be released in two versions. The device will run on chipsets: Exynos 5433 and Snapdragon 805. According to the Motley Fool, the international version of the device will likely ship with the Exynos 5433. The report also suggested that the variants can come with four ARM Cortex A53 and four ARM Cortex A57 CPUs.
Since the release of Apple's 64-bit structure, there has been pressure over Android manufacturers to match the iPhone 5s with a similar performing device. Likewise, the 64-bit adoption offers more opportunities for handsets to deliver better user experience and more features. It has been a long question when Android manufacturers will release a device that can support 64-bit and it may come through the Galaxy Note 4. The delayed adoption can be attributed to moving over third party software development and porting the Android operating system to ARM64/X86-64. It will take some time for developers to complete moving applications.
According to Ecumenical News, Samsung may also likely debut two screen options for the Galaxy Note 4 - a regular flat screen and a curved display. There are no details yet if there will be two screen options per chipset as well. While Samsung remains tight-lipped about the matter, Yoon Han-kil, senior vice president of the company's product strategy team, did hint previously to Reuters that they plan to introduce a Galaxy Note 4 in the latter part of the year featuring a "new form factor."
SamMobile also said in an exclusive report that the Galaxy Note 4 will ship with a UV sensor. The sensor can monitor UV rays/radition per 500 milliseconds. Samsung has not released an official announcement about the matter yet.
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