Samsung has unveiled a new version of its Galaxy Note 4 smartphone which the company says will support LTE-A Tri-Band CA, which is to say it can handle download speeds of up to 450 Mbps if you can find a mobile network offering speeds that fast (which you probably won’t be able to do until late 2015). For now, speeds will likely top out at about 300 Mbps, which is still pretty fast.
Oh yeah, and it looks like the phone may also be one of the first to ship with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor.
Update: Nope. Samsung says this model will have an Exynos processor, not a Snapdragon 810 chip. What’s new is the support for faster LTE networks.
Samsung doesn’t mention the phone’s processor by name, but AnandTech reports it’s Snapdragon’s new 8-core processor with 4 ARM Cortex-A57 and 4 Cortex-A53 cores.
Like existing versions of the Galaxy Note 4, the new model will have a 5.7 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel Super AMOLED display, a 16MP rear camera, 3.7MP front camera, Android 4.4 softwre, and a digital pen.
It supports 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, has 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a microSD card slot, and a 3220mAh battery.
Samsung is expected to offer the phone in South Korea starting in January.