Samsung Announces Galaxy Note 4 Refresh with Super Fast LTE
Samsung is preparing its hardware to get some real LTE speeds. The Korean OEM has announced an improved version of the popular flagship Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which will be shipped with powerful hardware and shouldn’t be afraid of an extremely fast LTE connection.
The new Note 4 has been armed with LTE Advanced Tri-Band with Carrier Aggregation. This fancy technology allows the phone to download files at speeds upwards of 300 Mb/s. Needless to say, such speed is but a dream for most people in the world who can’t even achieve such speeds on wired connections. According to Anandtech, the new Note 4 will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC. This newest beast by Qualcomm is the only currently available SoC capable of running this latest LTE technology. This also mean that Samsung begins its 64-bit era and we should see more handsets with 64-bit CPUs.
The standard Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which was released in October of this year, features a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 clocked at 2.7GHz. In certain markets, the existing Note 4 ships with Samsung’s Exynos 5433 which has four Cortex-A53 cores and four Cortex-A57 cores in a big.LITTLE configuration. Samsung has switched to a 20 nm manufacturing process for the refresh, however, and despite the increase in speed, we should see a reduction of upwards of 25% battery consumption in light tasks when compared with previous models.
It remains to be seen whether the revamped Note 4 will be available outside Korea, but such lovely specs will likely cause some to import the new device.