The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is under a month away from officially breaking cover at the IFA event and speculation has already begun regarding the hardware of the smartphone. Korean reports have now confirmed that Qualcomm will be supplying the Snapdragon 805 chipset to Samsung.
The powerful Snapdragon 805 chipset will be used in LTE markets, while a variant with the Exynos 5433 chip has been spotted in benchmarks as well. So there’s no change in strategy from the Korean manufacturer as far as the SoC on board is concerned. There’s even talk of the company launching the smartphone in two display variants – one with a regular QHD panel and the other with a three sided display for limited markets (such as South Korea), although this is merely a rumor at this point.
According to sources familiar with the matter, Qualcomm is offering discounts on its mobile SoCs to Samsung in order to encourage moving more units. Korean reports claim that this has angered LG which is also one of the top clients of Qualcomm. All that aside, it’s almost a certainty as of now that there will be a Snapdragon 805 variant of the Galaxy Note 4, at least for some markets.
Source: ZDNet Korea
Via: Sam Mobile