Samsung’s next Galaxy Note is shaping up to be a performance powerhouse based on leaked benchmark tests. The Galaxy Note 4 is expected to debut at next month’s IFA event in Berlin, complete with a new 64-bit Samsung Exynos processor. Early tests suggest the chip inside the large phone is a step behind Nvidia’s new Tegra K1 but faster than current Qualcomm Snapdragon processors found in flagship phones.
According to GSM Arena, which found the Exynos 5433 benchmarks, the chip “moves to 64-bit processing with four Cortex-A57 cores and four Cortex-A53.” The AnTuTu benchmark site shows the processor performance, which is roughly around 10 percent better than a Snapdragon 805.
GSM Arena suspects that there will be two different Galaxy Note 4 variants: One using the faster Samsung Exynos 5433 and one with a Snapdragon 805. That’s a likely bet as Qualcomm chips integrate an LTE modem and would likely be used for LTE markets such as the U.S. Both editions are expected to have 3 GB of memory, however, which is helpful when running multiple programs simultaneously.
While the new Exynos chip is 64-bit capable, that won’t likely matter at first. Google Android L hasn’t been released yet, so the Galaxy Note 4 will surely be running a 32-bit version of Android at launch. That gives Qualcomm time to debut its own 64-bit Snapdragon in high-end phones — the model 808 and 810 — possibly in time for Android L.