M8974A is the codename of the radio hardware, not the processor. So expect a Snapdagon 805
With these specs, this will be a fail and just coz one reason...its size. With 5,5in screen, it enters in NOTE turf, and we all know who is the kind of it. Not to mention that note will come also with QHD screen, at least SD805 cpu, probably 4GB rams, its unique S-PEN and all of other goodies that can be found only in NOTE series. If it remained od 5,2in screen it would have a lot brighter future and could compete with S5, M8 and Z2...Surely it will be a great phone, but NOTE4 is just to strong competitor to fight with...
So, no snapdragon 805 or even 801? i hope it got an even bigger battery, ip58, and front facing speakers. it would be the best phone of 2014.
I have to buy a phone and i was leaning towards the lg g2 instead of an s5 or maybe the htc one m8 but now i think im just gonna wait another month and get this monster..
i still don't understand whats the pointing of wasting huge amounts of battery power on such high resolution.. wouldn't 1080p on 5.5" look about the same to the human eye?