Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will ship with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor in South Korea

by: Ankit BanerjeeSeptember 2, 2013


With two days to go before the official unveiling, or rather, unpacking, of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 at the company’s pre-IFA event, the leaks and rumors surrounding the device are coming in thick and fast. Previous leaks have given us some idea of what we can expect from the upcoming smartphone (check out our Galaxy Note 3 rumor roundup), but a lot of the information is still entirely based on speculation.

The specification everyone is most curious about is whether the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be powered by the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 or the octa-core Samsung Exynos 5420. While a leaked list of which country will receive which version of the device gave us a better idea, today, we’ve received apparent confirmation that the Snapdragon 800 version will ship in South Korea.

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According to a leaked slide from a press conference about the company’s LTE-A network, held by South Korean mobile carrier KT Corporation, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will ship with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor in the country. This isn’t really surprising, since the Qualcomm chipset is the only one that currently supports LTE-A networks.

By that logic, we can expect any countries that have LTE networks to receive the Qualcomm version of the device. The division of versions could be along the same lines as that of the Samsung Galaxy S4, if Samsung hasn’t run into production issues with the Exynos 5420 as previously rumored. We’ll just have to wait till the official announcement to find out which regions will receive which versions of the device.

Luckily, we don’t have to wait too long to find out!

  • renz

    i want to see Exynos 5420 performance compared directly with snapdragon 800. if both variant of Note 3 coming out at the same time we can make direct comparison between the two just like how S4 with 5410 and Snapdragon 600 was

  • HitokiriX

    I really hope the Note 3 is something really special when it’s unveiled. I’m ready to trade it the moment it’s available. Luckily, I’m in Korea so that’ll be soon.

    • 2014?

      Bigger display, bigger case, more ram, faster cpu & gpu, better camera, features adapted from SGS 4 and some other useless stuff just to show off and then to disable in order to save battery. Samsung showed this year that they are going to take advantage of “galaxy” brand. SGS 4 is a pure evidence of that. Perhaps 2014 will be more attractive.

      • HitokiriX

        I already have the S4 with LTE-A so that’s why I want the GN3 to be something even more the the S4 currently is or else, other than the screen size, I’d have no reason to get one. The only reason I even got this one to hold me over is because I know the guy who worked at the cell phone store.

  • brendan soliwoda

    I’m kind of hoping that they do the same thing with the Note 3 that they did with the Note 2 and threw exynos processors into all models with a special LTE chip for the network. But, it probably won’t happen :(

    • Danny Blaney

      why the snapdragon 800 is the overall better chip anyway.

  • Bugingan

    what is the difference between those two?? can you elaborate on the issue please?? Thanks!