New information has leaked about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 4. Samsung is testing two different models of the phone, one with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and one using a new version of Samsung's Exynos.
The first version of the Galaxy Note 4 uses the Snapdragon 805 processor, which can reach speeds of 2.7 GHz. That processor was first revealed in November, and was first used in Samsung's Galaxy S5 LTE-A, which is being released only in South Korea. Less information is known about the new eight-core version of Samsung's Exynos processor, but a benchmark test revealed that it is capable of at least 1.3 GHz and uses a 64-bit architecture.
The information was uncovered [in Chinese] by mobile benchmark service AnTuTu, which found data from benchmark tests run using its app on the Galaxy Note 4. Data from the tests revealed that both models will have a display resolution of 2560 x 1440. The size of the display is unknown, but is rumored to be 5.7 inches. The phone has a 16 megapixel rear-facing camera featuring optical image stabilization and a 3.6864 megapixel camera in the front. The odd number on the front camera is due to the fact that it was created to exactly match the phone's display. Photos taken with the forward-facing camera will measure 2560 by 1440 pixels.
Both models of the Galaxy Note 4 will contain 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage space. AnTuTu did make it clear that not all of the information is certain just yet, particularly when it comes to the Exynos processor. Although in the benchmark text the processor reached only 1.3 GHz, the 2.7 GHz Snapdragon didn't even hit 2.5 GHz in its test. With data from only one test available so far, the margin for error is high. AnTuTu also can't fully confirm that the Exynos chip will be 64-bit. The assumption is based on the fact that the phone uses an ARM Mali-T760 graphics processing unit, which is only currently found on the 64-bit Cortex A57+A53 architecture.
Samsung is expected to officially reveal the Galaxy Note 4 at the IFA 2014 conference, which will be held in Berlin starting Sept. 5.