Samsung Galaxy Note 3 To Feature Snapdragon 800 CPU, Not Exynos 5 [RUMOR]

By Binu Paul , Updated May 29, 2013 09:15 AM EDT

Samsung is expected to reveal its next smartphone wonder Galaxy Note 3 sometime over the next few months and now, the latest rumor is that the device will feature the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. This news refutes an earlier rumor that suggested Galaxy Note 3 may use Samsung's own 8 core Exynos Octa 5 processor.

The rumor, originating from ZDNet Korea, offers two possible reasons for Samsung to omit its Exynos 5 CPU. Firstly, the South Korean company may be finding it hard to produce the chipset in high enough volumes and secondly, Samsung feels Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 is a superior and more cost-effective setup.

However, as PC Advisor notes, Snapdragon 800 processor supports 4G LTE (speedy Cat 4) negating the need for a separate chip and it can be clocked up to a whopping 2.3GHz. Furthermore, the Adreno 330 GPU can support up to Ultra HD (4k) video playback and it supports speedy 11ac Wi-Fi. Therefore, it makes real sense for Samsung to go with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor CPU.

According to earlier rumors, Galaxy Note 3 will feature a 5.99-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display and will come with Samsung's latest touch-wiz nature UX interface with SPEN functions. The device is rumored to run on Android 4.2.2 or the upcoming 4.3. Although not confirmed, the tech world expects Samsung to unveil the device at this year's Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin, or IFA which will take place this coming September.

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