Rumor: Galaxy Note 3 to pack Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor

May 28, 2013
Galaxy Note 3 concept

Galaxy Note 3 concept

The Galaxy Note 3 is said to be one of the smartphones set to launch in the coming months with a Qualcomm Snapdrong 800 processor under the hood.

A new report from ZDNet Korea says that the phone will be just one of the devices expected to rely on Qualcomm’s flagship processor. The list also includes the LG Optimus G2, the Pantech IM-A880 and the Xperia Honami, although it’s worth mentioning that neither device is official yet, even though they all appeared in various rumors so far.

The Galaxy Note 3 wouldn’t be the first Samsung Android smartphone to use a Qualcomm processor, and it makes sense to assume that the Snapdragon 800 version would be chosen for the company’s next flagship handset. It would also make sense to assume that Samsung would use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and Exynos 5 Octa mix of processor for the handset, if today’s rumor is accurate that is.

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.

Meanwhile, we’ll most likely keep seeing more Galaxy Note 3 rumors hit the web – just yesterday a different report from Korea revealed that the smartphone could pack a camera that would offer optical image stabilization technology.

Recently, we also spotted an alleged AnTuTu benchmark result for the handset that suggested the Galaxy Note 3 would offer a better performance than the Galaxy S4. However, the benchmark did not reveal what kind of processor that particular device was using.  The Pantech IM-A880 has also been spotted in similar tests, outscoring the same Galaxy S4.

As for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, the system on chip is currently being mass-produced and will offer users a 2.3GHz quad-core Krait 400 processor, Adreno 330 GPU, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. LTE, LTE cat.4 and features such as UHD video playback (resolutions up to 2560 x 2048) and 7.1 stereo sound.

Comments

  • http://twitter.com/Darkmyth_pt Darkmyth PT

    nerdgasm….oooohooohh

    • MasterMuffin

      I think my profile picture suits this situation :)

  • Rebecca Raven

    Come to momma, baby…

  • cvgordo

    my order of preference. qualcomm 800>exynos octa>qualcomm 600. it if has the qualcomm 600 i’m going to skip it and wait for the note 4. my note 2 is still pretty awesome.

  • cl3V3rName

    give me a +4000mah battery too then, if it’s clocked at +2ghz then it’ll eat up battery like a pro…. -_-

    prefer the octa tbh

    • sam_d

      Exynos Octa is not Octa core, it is 2 sets of 4 cores each, but at a time only one set is used.. so technically it is no better than Quad core.
      Samsung claims that they are putting second set for low power operation, but the truth is that they can not do dynamic clock and voltage scaling on first set of cores (but Qualcomm can do), and that forces them to use another set. It is so easy to impress consumers by just showing them half truth. :)

  • Ugo Marceau

    As much as I’d like a Note 3, I’m still waiting for the next Nexus phone. Low price and unlocked is the way to go for me. I just hope they aim for a 5″ screen or something close.

  • Topcat488

    I’m prolonging my stay here in Germany, just waiting for this smartphone, Ok and enjoying my Fraulein.

  • Anand

    Holy shit! I can’t wait for Note 3! Samsung, shut up and take my money :D

  • Jusephe

    Considering that exynos in SGS4 is clocked at 1,6 Ghz, I would like to see a 2Ghz exynos octa with an octa GPU instead

  • mjolnirxz

    if only exynos has the same lte intergration as the snapdragons…. one can dream

    • brendan soliwoda

      It does have the same LTE intergration as the snapdragon processors. The problem with the S4 was that Samsung couldn’t manufacture enough Exynos Octa chips for all S4 models.

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnphillip.saayman John-Phillip Saayman

    Oh no. Hope there are a lot more Octa cores that time around. I mean for those who don’t use lte

  • Anish Thomas

    wht about the aluminum body

  • Gilles LeBlanc

    Take my money!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/amadeus.klein Amadeus Klein

    I’m ok with either the Exynos or the 800 being in the note 3… Personally for the LTE integration I give the 800 an edge… I like the Octa Core, but I’m perfectly happy with an 800 chip….

    • sam_d

      it is not Octa core, it is 2 sets of 4 cores each, but at a time only one set is used.. so technically it is no better than Quad core.
      Samsung claims that they are putting second set for low power operation, but the truth is that they can not do dynamic clock and voltage scaling on first set of cores (but Qualcomm can do), and that forces them to use another set. It is so easy to impress consumers by just showing them half truth. :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/amadeus.klein Amadeus Klein

        I’m aware… I still the like the Octa for it’s power consumption…. Just because Samsung uses deceptive marketing (like every other component/phone manufacturer out there) doesn’t make it a bad chip…. But as I said the 800 has an edge over it if for no other reason than on chip LTE….

      • Mostro

        Thats what they call it, thats what we call shut up and stop you. Bitching. Still 8cored runing on a single device

  • Jason Bailey

    I’d actually prefer the snapdragon 800, it would be better to code for with custom roms. I can see samsung going with their own octa core processor though.

  • harrold

    D:
    EXYNOS ME <3

  • harrold

    or…. 4 snapdragons in the octa

  • KID ANDROID

    Definitely not a fan of snapdragon processors as they are named that because they breath fire they get so damn hot. Samsung’s own processors run much cooler, more efficiently. I really think we will see the OCTA core in all Note 3′s worldwide just like the Note 2 all had the same Exynos processor.

  • brendan soliwoda

    I really think that Samsung will do what they did with the Galaxy Note II and use an Exynos Chip (specifically, the Octa, in this case) with all versions of the Note III. I would greatly prefer that.