Samsung just announced the Galaxy Note 4 earlier today but already the folks at PhoneArena have managed to run an early display unit through a series of benchmarks. The results are a bit of a mixed bag, though the new phone is definitely capable of competing head-on with all the latest flagship Android handsets.
Specifically, the Galaxy Note 4 goes head-to-head on last year’s Note 3, the Galaxy S5, Sony’s Xperia Z2, and the HTC One (M8). Throughout four different benchmarks the new phablet never comes out on top, though it only ends up in last place once. For the most part it’s in the middle of the pack, but we’re guessing those results could be caused by an early software glitch Samsung can fix before the Note 4 hits the market.
Samsung’s new flagship phablet boasts a powerful Snapdragon 805, which should offer more than enough power to get most jobs done. The Note 4 also comes equipped with a 5.7-inch 2k display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage with microSD support, a 3220mAh battery, a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 3.7-megapixel front-facing shooter. It runs Android 4.4 with the company’s own TouchWiz software on top.
The benchmarks, which you can see for yourself just below, probably aren’t completely accurate, but it’s interesting to see how these early units compare to all our favorite Android smartphones. Once we get our hands on a review unit we’ll be sure to put it to the test. Until then you’ll just have to take our word when we see the Note 4 is no slouch.