Samsung has just launched a new Galaxy Note 4 variant, powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor, with most of the other internal components remaining unchanged.
The previous Note 4 is powered by the Snapdragon 805 processor, but the new Snapdragon 810 is a 64-bit processor that leverage’s ARM’s Cortex-A53 and Cortex-A57 CPU cores in a big.LITTLE configuration. The CPU cores are joined by an Adreno 430 GPU. The Snapdragon 810 is also the first processor that Qualcomm has made on its still new 20nm process.
The new Snapdragon 810 provides support for Category 9 LTE through an updated integrated modem, with the latest version of LTE Advanced supporting 3x20MHz carrier aggregation, something that allow for a huge 450Mbps downstream bandwidth. This is a big jump on the 2x20MHz Category 6 LTE that the Snapdragon 805-powered Galaxy Note 4 featured, supporting up to 300Mbps.
The updated Galaxy Note 4 can be found in South Korea, but those Cat.9 LTE-A deployments are very limited right now, so don’t expect to see the new Galaxy Note 4 overseas just yet.