Jul 8th, 2015

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We wouldn’t blame you if yesterday’s ominous warning about the lack of a microSD card inside the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 put you off of the thing, but the phone should still have plenty of other reasons to make us take notice. One of those reasons, according to SamMobile, is that it’ll be using an upgraded Exynos 7422 chipset for computing needs. For comparison’s sake, the Samsung Galaxy S6 uses the slightly lesser Exynos 7420.

We should expect a similar makeup compared to the previous model, including 64-bit octa-core architecture, but the 7422’s claim to fame is it being Samsung’s first chipset to combine CPU, GPU, RAM, Storage and an LTE modem in one neat package. The benefits of all-in-one chipsets like these is that they’re often both more cost and power efficient.

It was previously suggested that Samsung was exploring the possibility of using the Exynos 7430 and a 4K display for the Galaxy Note 5, but those plans were apparently shelved. Other new tidbits reveal that the device will, in fact, go with Samsung’s tried-and-trusted 5.7-inch form factor, and that it’ll have a glass slab on the back. We figured as much based on the leaked render we saw a couple of days ago, but it’s nice to hear another trusted source corroborate those expectations.

There’s still much to be learned about the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, but we have a feeling the information train won’t be slowing down anytime soon.

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