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Samsung Galaxy Note II might have the quad-core processor of the Galaxy S III, clocked at 1.6GHz

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Samsung Galaxy Note II might have the quad-core processor of the Galaxy S III, clocked at 1.6GHz
A couple of scores for a Samsung GT-N7100 device have appeared in the GLBenchmark database, showcasing graphics prowess almost on par with Snapdragon S4 Pro devices with Adreno 320 GPU, which currently occupy four of the top five slots there.

Considering that the Samsung GT-N7000 is the Galaxy Note, this upcoming handset might very well be the Galaxy Note II, which is rumored to come with an even larger screen, but in a more compact body than the original Note, thanks to some bezel shrinkage.

The GLEnvironment and System Info tabs reveal an Exynos 4412 processor with Mali-400 graphics, just like the kit in the Samsung Galaxy S III, so if this GT-7100 is indeed the Note II, it won't be a Cortex-A15 endeavor. Makes perfect sense that Samsung will be willing to use the same Exynos, and keep the Cortex-A15 surprises for next year's generation and/or its future tablets, considering there is nothing overshadowing its Cortex-A9 out there right now, and the die shrink has already occurred.

Samsung Galaxy Note II might have the quad-core processor of the Galaxy S III, clocked at 1.6GHz
The GT-N7100 scores higher in the Offscreen test than the Galaxy S III, which might mean Samsung will overclock the Exynos 4412 in the eventual Note II to squeeze some extra performance, just like it did with the Galaxy S II and the original Note last year. Indeed, the System Info tab shows 1.6GHz maximum frequency, whereas the quad-core Exynos in the S III is clocked at 1.4GHz, hence the boost in the GT-N7100 performance.

As for screen resolution, 1280x720 pixels is shown, and Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich is running the show on the alleged Note II for now. If we see an HD Super AMOLED Plus screen in the Note II with a regular RGB matrix, it will be a more welcome improvement than moving from a 4 to a 5-Series Exynos processor with the same die size, since the current quad-core has plenty of oomph for anything you throw at it anyway. August 30 is a few weeks away, so more info might leak in the meantime. 

Thanks for the tip!

source: GLBenchmark

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posted on 20 Jul 2012, 08:44 6

1. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Hopefully they're wrong about ICS and it turns out to be JellyBean.

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 08:49 4

3. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


I don't think they would rush their Nature UX just for JB since Touchwiz already has a good reputation.

Or maybe, they could do like what happened with the original Galaxy Tab. Give it JB but skin it later, like how TouchWiz for tablets was implemented. sad story. :(

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 08:48

2. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


If that is the case,it will be the next benchmark king.

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 08:53 1

4. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


I hope it carries 1080p or an RGB one.
the S2 and Note had different clock speeds and screens, added with a stylus.

i'm on a 'what if' theory here that, different clock speeds and screens will also be the differentiating factor of the S3 and Note II... and the stylus...

with that Exynos, Clock speed won't matter much to me as long as a big battery powers it up, I hope it carries a 3000mAh.

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 09:15 3

11. dickwyn (Posts: 566; Member since: 07 May 2012)


yeah i hope it is 1080P screen or not it will be the same as the current Gnote

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 08:53 8

5. TROLL-ISAHA (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 Jul 2012)


Samsung what a big let down....
was hoping for the A15 Qudcore Exynos running
at 2.0...... what a total let down. booooooo.

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 09:25 7

13. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Thats is a realistic expectation in like a year and a half

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 08:56 5

6. DroogV59 (Posts: 37; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)


Using the 4412 again would mean no LTE on this device. Bad move Sammie.

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 13:07 1

24. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 961; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


the international version yeah, but I highly doubt they'll have the Note II with HSPA+

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 09:03 6

7. redmd (Posts: 857; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


If the story comes out true then it might not be a good upgrade from the N7000. It will just look like a jumbo S3. I might wait for the LG eclipse or HTC ville or the next nexus device.

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 09:03 3

8. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


As for screen resolution, 1280x720 pixels is shown
so it is rgb and 16:9
orginal note was 1280x800
so orginal 5.3 is not that smaller than 5.5 because of different proportions

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 09:10 6

9. Hammerfest (Posts: 360; Member since: 12 May 2012)


seriously...

if this is the GNote 2 with lower resolution and the s**ttier aspect ratio Samsung wont see another dime from me...

so dissapointing

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 12:23 1

22. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


dissapointing is your face
also RGB not RGBG a$$hole

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 09:11 3

10. Gaurav008 (Posts: 270; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


cool....bt hd with super amoled would be a wlcmed thng....bt hpe it has a bttr design nd uses bttr quality materials thn gs3...

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 19:21 1

29. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3868; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Why the lack of vowels in your words?

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 09:24 6

12. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


A total let down again, just like S3 when it is introduced? Lol. I expect it to sell 15 million units..

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 09:33 6

14. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


speak for yourself PA,
Continuing to use the 4412 (though it IS massivly powerful) would be a complete letdown. Samsung promised A15's by the end of the year. Also, A15's bring integrated LTE, so that means no more trade outs with Crapdragon chips.... and for us in America, thats a pretty substantial change in processing power.

The screen improvements are always welcome, but the chip switch out or lack there of is going to be the biggest deciding factor.

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 12:32 1

23. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I think the Exynos 5 will debut in the next Galaxy Nexus.
As for the Note 2, looks like it will be beaten by HTC.

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 14:13 4

26. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the nexus doesnt launch the high end chips. it hasnt since the very first one. The nexus's are always scaled back a bit on features so it cant go toe to toe with the big phones like the SGS3 and eat its sales. The benefit of the nexus has always been the updates and hackability.

Is this like when you kept trying to tout the S4 vs the Exynos 4412? How'd that turn out? HTC and Samsung both use Qualcomm for chips, so HTC isnt beating anyone until they make their own chips. Until then, they are like apple or sony.. they just modify existing equipment and put their little designs on the outside. The S4-Pro isnt nearly as powerful as the Exynos5. Its that easy. Hell, its barely more powerful than the older Mali400 with an overclock.

posted on 21 Jul 2012, 06:39 1

31. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Well, watch and wait me having right again.

And Snapdragon quad core > this Exynos
Simply as that, and that was my sole point

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 16:15 1

28. TROLL-ISAHA (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 Jul 2012)


Remixfa i wonder who are. or were those people thumbing down.....

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 10:03 5

15. jibraihimi (Posts: 646; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


I'm waiting for tat Phablet from HTC nw..........

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 10:34

16. serious9010 (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


If it's gonna follow s3's footsteps we might end up using it with a stick with a couple of leaves on and a cute little worm, instead of a stylus. Talking about inspired by nature lol

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 10:41 3

17. shikhar (Posts: 25; Member since: 14 Aug 2011)


Not be a party-spoiler, but if Samsung manage to get RGB layout on the GN2, what explanation would they have for the display's life after their statement that the pentile layout on GS3 was for the better display life?

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 11:05

18. ph00ny (Posts: 582; Member since: 26 May 2011)


What explanation do they need to provide? It's a bigger screen. It's not like they didn't have HD SuperAMOLED+ in another device already

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 11:17

19. jove39 (Posts: 1241; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Sweet...now need a SA Plus display...and I'll open my pocket for any 3 digit price :)

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 11:54 2

20. Elvis. (Posts: 25; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


999$?

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 11:55

21. rd_nest (Posts: 683; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


That thing is taken off from GL database now.

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 13:12

25. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 961; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


The 2 questions I have are: 1. Will they debut the US and Intl versions at the same time and 2. What will the pricing points be because I didnt like the $300 price for a 2yr AT&T contract. Im also assuming that Samsung will have more networks available for the Note II (Verizon and Sprint)

We'll have to wait and see.

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 15:20 1

27. FrostyDanny (Posts: 90; Member since: 15 Jul 2012)


Omg please come to Verizon!!!

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 21:02

30. Gaurav008 (Posts: 270; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


lol...just didnt write...any problem??

posted on 22 Jul 2012, 10:23

32. ObjectivismFTW (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


Firstly, IMO, some of the information here must be inaccurate: I doubt Samsung would opt for a lower resolution on a bigger screen, even though the sharpness is made better by the RGB matrix. Nevertheless, 1680x1050 should be a must with this screen size, preposterous that my GALAXY S3 sports the same resolution as this supposed "revolutionary" device.

Secondly, they should slap on an Exynos 5 5250 Dual-Core, 2GHz, based on A-15 architecture, sports a MONSTER MALI 604 GPU, and it's basically designed for tablets with higher resolution, which would make it ideal for this phone. Rumor has it that this CPU was going to release with the next gen galaxy tab with the 2560x1600 resolution, which I hope Sammy will announce quick.

Third, there must be 2GB of RAM on here, I don't know this whole 1.5GHz stunt they are pulling but it's unacceptable that an S3 be superior to this phablet in any aspect.

I also think this should be priced at a premium, maybe 250$ - 300$ , because with the right specs this could be a beast of a device, and people shouldn't just scream cheaper cheaper, if they understood the level of performance, the premium price should feel like a steal. I compare this phone to getting a GAMING PC instead of an Xbox.

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