As we get closer to the release of the next version of the Galaxy Note, we also get more leaks about the specs. Since these are leaks, we should all treat them as rumor at this point, but if true the Note 4 is going to be a beast hardware-wise.
Leaks indicate a 5.7″ 2560×1440 QuadHD SuperAMOLED display, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage (ROM), a 16 MP rear camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) + a 3.6 MP front-facing “selfie” camera. North American versions will apparently get the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 four-core processor running at 2.5GHz, while international version will get the eight-core Samsung Exynos chip clocked at 1.3 GHz.
It’s also rumored, however, that it will ship with an even newer Samsung 64 bit CPU. If true, the Note 4 would be only the second mobile phone to come with a 64 bit processor, the first being the iPhone 5S. There is yet no 64bit version of Android available, but work on a 64 bit version is proceeding, and the Note 4 would be ready to upgrade to Lemon Meringue Pie, or whatever the next version of Android will be nicknamed.
All versions will ship with Android 4.4.3, and the latest version of Touchwiz.
There have also been rumors of a limited edition version of the Note with a curved display, similar to the Galaxy Round phone from 2013. Given the poor sales of that phone, I’m not holding my breath waiting for a curved Note 4. Maybe for the Asian market, which is more gadget crazy and demanding of the latest and greatest than are other markets.
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