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Alleged Galaxy Note 3 images and new benchmark hit the web; test mentions Snapdragon 800 CPU, Android 4.3

The Galaxy Note 3 is the star of new reports that show alleged images of the handset and a new GFX Bench test for the handset (Snapdragon 800 CPU and Android 4.3 are mentioned).
July 30, 2013
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The Galaxy Note 3 is the star of a couple of new reports, with one showing purported images for the device and an other mentioning a new benchmark result.

The eyes of the Android world are on Google and Motorola, with the Moto X flagship getting closer and closer, but Galaxy Note 3 is an equally important handset for this year’s mobile landscape.

A couple of purported Galaxy Note 3 images have been posted on Weibo, apparently showing the display of the device and some internal components. However, the pictures aren’t exactly high quality and they don’t reveal any details about the handset just yet. We’ll also add that we can’t confirm whether they’re the real or not, so take them with a grain of salt for now.

Considering that the new Galaxy Note 3 is just about a month away, we shouldn’t be surprised to see more leaks like that hit the web though.

More interesting is the fresh GFX Bench benchmark result that reveals some details about the upcoming device. In particular, we’re looking at benchmarks for the SM-N900L/S ,which appear to confirm that the handset will pack a 1920 x 1080 resolution display 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor with Adreno 330 GPU graphics, and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (although the result seems to indicate there’s Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on the tested device) – see following screenshots:

The SM-N900L and S are most likely South Korean versions of the handset, something the GFX Bench screenshots above seems to confirm. Just a few days ago, we showed you alleged shipping information for a variety of SM-N900 versions, but SM-N900L wasn’t mentioned on that list, while one website said at the time the SM-N900S version could be Sprint’s model.

As for the performance of the handset as registered by GFX benchmark, you can see in the image below that the handset scored about as high as the Galaxy S4 SHV-E330S model (which also packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU). Since this is a Galaxy Note 3 test version, we would assume that performance will improve in the final version.

Galaxy Note 3 GFX Bench
Galaxy Note 3 GFX Bench results | Image credit: Sam Mobile

Finally, in case you read a recent report that revealed Samsung has been gaming benchmark results for the Galaxy S4, you’ll have to know that GFX Bench wasn’t included in the list of benchmark tests for which the company has been proven to have improved GPU and CPU performance when said benchmarks were used on the device.

That said, the Galaxy Note 3 is expected to be unveiled in early September at IFA 2013, so we have plenty of time to see even more leaked images and alleged benchmarks for the handset.