Samsung Galaxy Note 4 announced, 64-bit Exynos SoC in tow

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Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Note 4 a couple of minutes ago at ‘Unpacked Episode 2‘ hosted simultaneously in Berlin, Beijing and New York.

The fourth-generation phablet is no larger than its predecessor at 5.7-inch (14.4 cm) at first sight, yet the most noticeable improvement concerns the display department. – The Galaxy Note 4 packs an impressive Super AMOLED display which translates to a pixel density of 515ppi given the 2560×1440 resolution, making it the first Samsung flagship phablet to break the 1080p ceiling!

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The Galaxy Note 4 features 2.5D Gorilla glass that essentially translates into a subtle bend along the edges of the screen along with faux-leather style on the back. The frame also borrows the premium aluminium frame from the recently announced Galaxy Alpha!

Things under the hood are obviously flagship-grade as Samsung continues its tradition of in-house proprietary SoCs with its 20nm Exynos 5433, the latest addition to their Exynos SoC lineup. The latter is the first high-end chip based on the ARMv8 architecture (AArch64 state) in a 8-core big.LITTLE HMP configuration packing four of ARM’s top-notch ‘big’ Cortex-A57 cores backed by four ‘little’ Cortex-A53 cores, each pair ticking at 1.9GHz & 1.3GHz respectively. The SoC also features ARM’s latest midgard high-end GPU offering; the Mali-T760MP clocking at 600MHz as we covered in our previous article.

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Select regions will however get another variant with the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 instead of the Exynos flavour, the latter will feature four 2.7GHz Krait 450 cores and the Adreno 420 GPU clocked at 600MHz. The rest of the spec sheet is pretty much similar to what you’d expect from a flagship device; 32 or 64GB of onboar