When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 4, it skipped on providing any details about the processor being used within the international model. Well, thanks to new information, we can confirm that the Exynos 5433 SOC is based on 64-bit ARM designs.
However, there seems to be a tiny problem as AnandTech is reporting based on findings from leaked source code data which indicate 64-bit support has been disabled. This means that the chip will only run on 32-bit mode for the time being. There’s a high chance that Samsung might enable support when Android L get released, but some are skeptical.
The LTE variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes with a Snapdragon 805 SOC that’s based on the 32-bit Cortex A15, so it wouldn’t be fair that only one version gets 64-bit support. Then there are reports suggesting that the 2015-planned Exynos 7 will be entirely based on 64-bit architecture.
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The Exynos 5433 is the first to be designed based on the Cortex A57 and A53 with an octa core configuration. The chips are clocked at 1.9GHz and 1.3GHz, respectively, and they tag along Mali 760 graphics. Even without 64-bit support, the new processor will deliver better performance and improved power consumption.
International Samsung Galaxy Note 4 key specs:
– 5.7-inch 2560 x 1440 QHD Super AMOLED display
– Android 4.4 KitKat
– 3GB RAM
– 32GB internal storage, 64GB expandable
– Exynos 5433 octa core processor
– 3.7MP front camera, 16MP rear snapper w/ OIS
– Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, IR LED, Bluetooth 4.0, HSPA+
– 3220mAh battery
We’ll only know for sure whether the international Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will get 64-bit support once Android L is available or if someone leaks out the details ahead of time.