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

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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Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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36 Comments

1. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 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

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Hater gotta to hate while the world pass them by.

18. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

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

21. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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.

22. nxl2610

Posts: 49; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Who cares ? Note 3 still will be my next phablet

2. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

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

6. ollienightly

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

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

8. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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 ™

13. ollienightly

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

3. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

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

7. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Bigger S4 xD

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mega.

20. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

SGS4 with S800, I think.

24. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

4. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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.

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I love the sound you make when you SHUT UP.

12. ollienightly

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

34. gamblor77

Posts: 118; Member since: Apr 26, 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.

5. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Im still hoping ive got this snapdragon800 ;)

10. special4u

Posts: 63; Member since: May 22, 2013

So boring, nothing impressive, im waiting for Sony honami. Sonay lead the game now.

14. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 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.

17. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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...

28. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 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.

29. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

33. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

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

16. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

19. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 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!

30. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

35. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 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!?

23. zennacko unregistered

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.

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