Samsung Readies Snapdragon 810 Brain Transplant For Galaxy Note 4

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is no slouch in performance — as you can tell from our recent review when you can check out here — but Samsung is already looking to add some additional performance and 64-bit capabilities to its popular, stylus-equipped phablet.

Geekbench, a popular cross-platform benchmarking app, has spilled the beans on an upcoming variant of the Galaxy Note 4, which carries the designation Samsung SM-N916S (the standard Galaxy Note 4 is known internally as SM-N910). The two takeaways from the Geekbench posting is that not only does this new variant come preloaded with Android 5.0 Lollipop, but it’s also carrying Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 810 processor.


The Snapdragon 810 not only ups the core count from four to eight, but it also brings 64-bit capabilities to the table. In addition, the Snapdragon 810 will incorporate Qualcomm’s Category 9 LTE-Advanced modem.

It should be noted that only the processor/LTE-A modem is being upgraded on the Galaxy Note 4; no other changes are expected to occur when the new model is released. And speaking of public availability, Phone Arena suspects that the SM-N916S will only be released in South Korea which is a bummer for U.S. consumers that wouldn’t mind a better performing, 64-bit capable version of the device.

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If you may recall, Samsung has a tendency to upgrade its smartphone models with new features and hardware during their production runs. For example, the Galaxy S5 recently received an upgrade from its original Snapdragon 800 processor to the Snapdragon 805 and was dubbed Galaxy S5 Plus. The Galaxy S5 Plus launched in The Netherlands in late October and isn’t likely to arrive on U.S. shores.