Latest addition in the rumor-mill of Galaxy Note 3 suggests that the phablet would incorporate Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 800 (S800) SoC instead of the currently used Snapdragon 600 (S600) in Samsung’s current flagship smartphone, Galaxy S4.
This report comes from ZDNet Korea, which says that the phone will be among the few devices expected to rely on Qualcomm’s flagship processor. The list includes the LG Optimus G2, the Pantech IM-A880 and the Xperia Honami, although it’s worth mentioning that neither of the devices have become official yet and are all based on rumors.
It’s also worth noting that today’s report concurs with the previous rumors regarding Galaxy Note 3, which allegedly claimed the presence of 8-core CPU-GPU. Also just recently, we saw the alleged benchmarks of the phablet on AnTuTu which further suggested the presence of Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa SoC on Galaxy Note 3.
However, considering the fact that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 is currently being mass-produced and the fact that its alleged benchmarks barely beats the Exynos 5 Octa, it’s quite possible for S800 to get incorporated in the US/Europe versions of Galaxy Note 3 to compete with the international version of Note 3 powered by Samsung’s 8-core processor, which will most probably be clocked higher than in Galaxy S4.
However, nothing is confirmed at this time, and we’ll have to wait for Samsung to properly unveil the handset. The Galaxy Note 3 is rumored to be announced at IFA in Berlin, Germany, this fall, the same event where its predecessors first appeared. Are you looking forward to the next-gen Samsung’s phablet launch?