Rumor: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will only feature 2.5GB of RAM

September 2, 2013
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Earlier today, a tweet from @evleaks revealed two screenshots that supposedly come from the Note 3, one showing an AnTuTu benchmark score, and the other the “About Device” screen. If that’s not enough to peak your interest, the tweet also includes some ‘alleged’ specs that differ a little from most of the rumors out there.

First, let’s talk about the device screenshot. As you can see below, this particular Note 3 is model SM-N9005, and runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with build number JSS15J. Not much else here worth taking notice of.

Turning to the second screenshot, we have a benchmark. Honestly, we’re not going to read into this one too much. Sure there are other devices that have achieved much higher results than this, but it is impossible to judge a handset based on a single benchmark.

Even if we had multiple benchmark reports, these scores often mean very little when it comes to real world use.

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Okay, so we’ve covered the two images. What about the specs? If @evleaks proves correct, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 will feature a 1920 x 1080 display, a 2.3GHz quad-core CPU and 2.5GB RAM. Yep, we said 2.5GB, not the 3GB that we have previously reported on.

Keep in mind that the device could actually have 3GB of RAM, but 512MB might be reserved for something else and therefore not counted. There’s also the possibility that the screenshots and/or alleged specs aren’t correct, so speculation is certainly advised.

Either way, we don’t have much of a wait before all is revealed. Samsung will officially announce the Note 3 on Wednesday, September 4th, just ahead of IFA 2013.

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