As if it wasn’t clear as day already Samsung will be putting everything but the kitchen sink inside the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 to make it the ultimate Android powerhouse, the past few days have brought confirmation of the phablet’s bleeding edge features via two sources.
Sadly, neither is particularly credible, and so data spilled by Asian e-tailer erafone and allegedly spilled by benchmarking authority AnTuTu could well have been made-up. So yeah, “confirmation” may be a bit of a stretch, although of the two sources, we certainly hope at least one is legit.
Preferably, the Indonesian one, as on-board RAM was listed at a record-breaking 4 gigs there, compared with “only” 3 in AnTuTu. On Android 4.4 KitKat, you’re unlikely to ever notice the difference between a 3 GB system and a configuration with 4 GB inside.
But once the Note 4 moves to the 64-bit-capable Android L, and it shouldn’t take very long, chances are every last MB of memory will be put to great use. But hey, either way, the gigantic 5.7 incher has an explosive, brand new octa-core Exynos 5433 processor going for it.
Alternatively, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, though the jury’s still out on which is punchier. Paired with 3 or 4 GB of RAM, we’re guessing both have Speedy Gonzalez spunk in them. And then you have a highly capable albeit not exactly PureView-rivaling 16 megapixel rear-facing camera (with OIS, rumor has it), and… 16 GB of internal storage?!?
Sounds tiny, but that’s what microSD cards are for. Besides, 32 and 64 GB variations are unquestionably in the cards too. As is Quad HD display resolution. For those of you unfamiliar with the mobile tech slang, that’s 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. On a 5.7-inch glass. Crazy, huh? Well, we’ll see exactly how crazy (and gimmicky) on September 3.