Rumors by Luke Jones on Tuesday December 09, 2014.
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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 processor is out there now in the wild powering a couple of reference devices, but we are still waiting for it to arrive on a true OEM device. With the race on we have heard rumors of upcoming flagships from LG, Sony, Samsung, Meizu, and Xiaomi all using the first 64-bit processor from Qualcomm, but it could be an existing smartphone that gets the chip first.The Galaxy Note 4 is Samsung's newest flagship smartphone, and the phablet also happens to be the most powerful handset the company has ever made. However, it is still only on par with most other up to date flagships in terms of processor, rocking the Snapdragon 805. There is of course the other option that boasts Samsung's own Exynos 7 Octa, but the device could be set to get a bump to the Snapdragon 810 as well. Samsung is reportedly ready to launch a version of the Note 4 that rocks the newer chipset, but the device is still some way off arriving. And the bad news is, when it does it will be a South Korea exclusive much like the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, at least at first. Like always, I think those who have already splashed out premium prices for the Note 4 will be miffed to see a new version arrive mere months after the first. Perhaps we could advise not buying Samsung flagships at launch, but instead wait for three of four months for the beefed up version to land.