Note: An earlier version of this article stated that this version of the Galaxy Note 4 used Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810. This is not the case, and the article had been amended to reflect the device's actual specifications.

Today Samsung has announced a new version of the Galaxy Note 4 which will be launching in the South Korean market in January 2015. There are currently two major models of the Note 4, with the main point of differentiation being the processor inside. Most markets received a model with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 which is a 2.7GHz quad core Krait 450 part. In certain markets, it ships with Samsung's Exynos 5433 which has four Cortex-A53 cores and four Cortex-A57 cores in a big.LITTLE configuration.

The new Galaxy Note 4 adds a third model to this mix. It comes with the same Exynos 5433, but includes Samsung's SS333 modem. Samsung's main advertising point is the cellular speeds that this new Galaxy Note 4 model is capable of. Exynos Modem 333 allows for 3x20MHz carrier aggregation, which will enable LTE speeds of up to 450Mbps on future LTE networks that support Category 9 UE. It can also reach peak speeds of 300Mbps on current LTE networks that support Category 6 UE.

In all other respects, this is the same Galaxy Note 4 that was launched not long ago. Unfortunately, there's no indication that this new model will reach markets outside of Korea. However, like the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, there's always the possibility of importing it elsewhere.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow

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  • TheBear8 - Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - link

    Performance will be visible later on once the OS keep upgrading.
  • shompa - Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - link

    "intended clocks"
    The problem is that Qualcomm and Samsung use turbo speeds on their SoCs. Why brand a SoC 2.7ghz when it can only run it for seconds before it hits the thermal limit?

    For years I wondered how Apple A class SoCs with half clock speed/ half cores could beat Sammy/Qualcomm. When I understood that Qual/Sammy used their "turbo speeds" it all made sense.

    Imagine if Apple/Intel or anyone else did the same. "we have a 8ghz SoC" and when people measure true clock speed they found out that 8ghz was only for a couple of seconds before thermal.

    The Open architecture of ARM shows how great competition is. Qualcomm/Sammy/Apple/Nvidia push each other forward. Compare that to X86/Intel where Intel can release a 5-7% bump each year and people think it "great".

    Intel is doing the same misstake that MSFT did with Windows Phone. Windows phone was the biggest smartphone platform in 2007, but MSFT wanted 20-50 dollars in license per phone = they lost the mobile market.

    Intel have maybe 6-18 month before they loose the mobile market. They could solve this by licensing X86 and create competition.
  • hpglow - Sunday, December 28, 2014 - link

    Wonder if they plan on fixing the battery life on it? I get less than a days worth on mine. If I play a couple games I have gotten as few as 5 hours battery before hitting 15%.
  • danielfranklin - Monday, December 29, 2014 - link

    Im sorry but the battery is not broken, at least not with the SD805 version. Its at least on par but mainly better than the other high end devices on the market, ive tested them all.
    You either have run away apps eating your CPU, your screen up too bright, or are running 3D games for 5 hours straight at 2560x1440 and expecting it to somehow cope...
    40 hours standby, 4 hours screen on @ 60% while overclocked to 2.9ghz and i still have battery left...
  • hpglow - Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - link

    I allow the screen to operate in the default adaptive fassion (you know like most people do.) The best I have ever gotten is 20h just browsing mixed with idle time. Read the damn Internet there are many with battery issues. The main game I play is 2d so your assessment isn't even good. What I'm saying here is that in real life people are getting less than what reviewers were getting. I'm glad that you get 40h doing nothing but the rest of us use our devices. I love the phone but some of us are realists.
  • hpglow - Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - link

    And I shouldn't have to close apps all day and reboot the phone daily (which does help a lot) because the os should handle that.
  • sonicmerlin - Thursday, January 1, 2015 - link

    Well that's android for you
  • jjj - Monday, December 29, 2014 - link

    When something arrives days before CES you know it's a preemptive move so lets see what others got.
    Oh an they forgot to mention, that speed costs you like 20$ per minute so thank you very much mobile industry lol.
    Come to think about it, wonder what NAND they are using that can write at 450Mb/s, the original Note 4 sure can't.
  • ZoZo - Monday, December 29, 2014 - link

    Not everything goes to storage memory. 450Mb/s can be useful for anything that only goes into RAM, such as loading a video.
  • przemo_li - Monday, December 29, 2014 - link

    Loading video cost You 10Mb/s according to Netflix!

    How come you need 450Mb/s for it? (if not downloading it to nand)

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