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First 4 million units of Samsung Galaxy Note III to be powered by Snapdragon 800 CPU?

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First 4 million units of Samsung Galaxy Note III to be powered by Snapdragon 800 CPU?
A published report out of Korea says that Samsung has finally come to a decision about which processor will be driving the Samsung Galaxy Note III. According to those familiar with the situation, Samsung is still having problems with its home grown Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor which leaves the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 to drive the next iteration of Samsung's phablet.

The report says that the first 4 million units of the Galaxy Note III will have the Qualcomm processor under the hood while 20% to 30% of future production of the device will contain the Samsung Exynos 5420 octa-core processor. Just last week, a report out of Korea listed two versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note III. One model offering 3G connectivity was powered by the Samsung Exynos 5420 octa-core CPU, while the model featuring 4G LTE connectivity had the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 under the hood.

U.S. consumers should prepare for their version of the Samsung Galaxy Note III to come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Even when Korea based Samsung starts shipping out the 20% to 30% of its phablet containing the Samsung Exynos 5420 octa-core processor, chances are that those units will be making their way to regions outside the U.S.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is scheduled to be introduced on September 4th in Berlin, along with the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. A couple of days later, IFA 2013 will begin.

source: ETNews (translated), TechKiddy via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 22 Aug 2013, 21:31 11

1. zachattack (Posts: 543; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


LG has been there and done that /yawn. Next thing we will be told is the note 3 will indeed be made of plastic and look like a really big S4

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 22:34 16

15. joey_sfb (Posts: 2780; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Hater gotta to hate while the world pass them by.

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 22:46 7

18. AnTuTu (Posts: 686; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


It will be a kick a$$ beast doesn't matter what haters gonna say...

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 22:58 9

21. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6264; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


if you DON'T like plastic then don't buy it. go buy the HTC ONE MAX or anything else. it's not like some companies that is not going too use a different material.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 00:11 10

22. nxl2610 (Posts: 49; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


Who cares ? Note 3 still will be my next phablet

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 21:32 1

2. Shatter (Posts: 1997; Member since: 29 May 2013)


They should wait for baytrail it uses less power than a15/krait while destroying it in performance.

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 21:47 4

6. ollienightly (Posts: 37; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


really? and release the note3 next year? 'bay trail' for smartphones, actually merrifield, hasn't been released yet.

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 21:48

8. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Are you really sure....?
Baytrail will give same performance, but at 22nm there is an advantage, consuming 9.5Wts power, vice-versa.
This is a E5420 Soc, better than the E5410. Let alone you still have the E5430

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 22:18 1

13. ollienightly (Posts: 37; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


You can't help yourself, can you? Bay Trail-T is not for smartphones, and Exynos 54x0 has a full power consumption well above 10 watts. Intel can beat A15-based anytime without overheating. They are just acting toooooo slow.

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 21:34 19

3. grahaman27 (Posts: 347; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


"The Samsung Galaxy S4 is scheduled to be introduced on September 4th in Berlin, along with the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch."

Come again?

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 21:48 9

7. aditya.k (Posts: 459; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Bigger S4 xD

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 21:53 11

9. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5258; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Samsung Galaxy S4 Mega.

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 22:57 4

20. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


SGS4 with S800, I think.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 00:44 3

24. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2530; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Yes, another version of S4 in a bigger package. :)

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 21:41 2

4. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


What a shame to the Note3, they normally use there Exynos for the own phones, and now using ©rapdragon™ when the E4412 for the S3 was possible what seems to be the problem with the E5420? A load of BS. LTE is available on the S3 and N2.

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 22:06 14

11. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5258; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I love the sound you make when you SHUT UP.

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 22:07

12. ollienightly (Posts: 37; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


use your brain, please. intel 3g baseband is a lot cheaper than qualcomm or samsung lte baseband & rf. with a cheaper baseband s4 with 5410 still costs $3 more than s600 models. and the s800 chip actually has an integrated baseband. don't tell me you still can't do the maths.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 10:08

34. gamblor77 (Posts: 71; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Don't both the S3 and N2 have Qualcomm chips for their LTE versions as well? What the hell r u talking about? Go back under your bridge.

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 21:46

5. mottykels (Posts: 370; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Im still hoping ive got this snapdragon800 ;)

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 21:53 1

10. special4u (Posts: 63; Member since: 22 May 2013)


So boring, nothing impressive, im waiting for Sony honami.

Sonay lead the game now.

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 22:30 1

14. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 862; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


At this point in the game, I'm guessing my next Android phone WON'T be the Note 3. If the hardware will be roughly the same as the G2 and Honami, it makes it easy to whittle down from three to those two.

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 22:38 2

17. joey_sfb (Posts: 2780; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


For you my recommendation would be a iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s. So you could continue to troll android into 2014 and remain bitter! lol...

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 05:10

28. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 862; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


You troll, but I buy. While I have certainly owned more iOS devices than you, the irony is that I am positive I have also owned more Android devices, not to mention Windows Phone and BlackBerry. When I make a criticism, it is informed. When you make one, it is usually nothing more than blind fanboyism. Educate yourself.

And no, I'm not rich, and not bragging, but I worked hard on the secondary market buying, selling, and trading phones and tablets to get to the point where I haven't spent a dime of my own money in two years on tech toys.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 08:57 1

29. McLTE (Posts: 646; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


so being "informed" you can honestly say you aren't going to buy the Note 3 based on the Qualcom or Exynos processor?

You do realize that you will notice ZERO performance difference in realworld use.. right?

I don't really care which processor comes with my Note 3. I've had the note 2 since release and I run it constantly in power saving mode. It has plenty of power for what I want to do!

All I ask out of the Note 3 is to retain a similar (or better) battery life, and similar performance.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 09:12

33. Suo.Eno (Posts: 159; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


If I share your POV then to me the one w/ the biggest batt wins **shrugs** diff folks though.

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 22:37 2

16. JMartin22 (Posts: 763; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


It's kind of inexcusable at this point that a major semi-conductor manufacturer like Samsung still can't get coherent with their components and integrate an LTE modem into their home-grown Exynos chips. It's been years now that they've still had this issue of regional hardware fragmentation.

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 22:51

19. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


Octa is not needed, quad is enough as long it is exynos 5420 with 4G LTE, like gnote2. I don't get why they will push the octa.
If it's dress with S800, still fine, but...pure exynos 5420 cpu for gnote 3 is much better. For me!

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 08:58 1

30. McLTE (Posts: 646; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I guess you don't understand that "octa" is really not 8 cores, but a dual quad configuration based on power needs.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 11:09

35. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


I know what you mean, my point is single quad cpu is enough for these tiny handset, the only problem for most high end phones we encounter are over heating and battery draining.
I guess, 2 dual core cpu are better ( dual a15 + dual a7 ), dual a15 for higher task, and a7 for low task, how about that!?

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 00:39 1

23. zennacko (Posts: 227; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)


Somehow I think that if this news spread across the globe, Samsung will have the hardest time ever trying to sell the first 4 million Note III manufactured... They should've announced the new Exynos when they were actually able to mass produce it with no problems at all, that's what I would do, because even if the hype train came by, I would have enough chips to feed them all and reap huge profits.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 09:00 1

31. McLTE (Posts: 646; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


newsflash - 99% of the consumers that are going to buy the Note 3 would just shrug and say "huh?".. then go buy the Note 3.

Most, MOST consumers couldn't care in the least what processor is under the hood. Very few even know who Qualcom is.. let alone what a Snapdragon or Exynos processor is.

Also, I maintain that if given 2 Note 3 phones, one with the exynos and one with the Snapdragon processor.. you would NOT be able to tell the difference.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 09:08 1

32. Suo.Eno (Posts: 159; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


Not 99%. MILLIONS of serial ROM flashers = seasoned users which roughly translates to about 10% thereof do care about whether if it's gonna be an Exynos or not device. Simply because typically Samsung will close off parts of Exynos rendering it literally gimped from going to 110% potential at custom ROMs.

Difference won't necessarily be determined by raw performance but firmware revisions' longevity, availability at delivery. This is where custom ROMs win over stock firmware.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 02:50 1

25. frazaco11 (Posts: 23; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


Just unleash the beast, octa or dragon!

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 03:11

26. akshat29 (Posts: 13; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


''The Samsung Galaxy S4'' is scheduled to be introduced on September 4th in Berlin, along with the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. A couple of days later, IFA 2013 will begin.
U mean NOTE 3*

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 04:29

27. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Alan F article. Get used to such mistakes as it is never proof read ever.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 21:48

36. JunBringer (Posts: 98; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


I better pre-order then...

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