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Rumor: Galaxy Note 3 to pack Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor

A new report says that the Galaxy Note 3 would pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Read more details here.
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.