Samsung's hexa-core CPU is an Exynos 5260, more Galaxy Note 3 Neo photos and benchmarks revealed

Samsung's hexa-core CPU is an Exynos 5260, more Galaxy Note 3 Neo photos and benchmarks revealed
It’s true: Samsung really has a hexa-core mobile processor, and the first device to use it seems to be the unannounced Galaxy Note 3 Neo. Earlier today, we showed you the first live photo of the new Note. Now, even more leaked photos of the handset appeared, alongside benchmarks and extra details.

SamMobile has reportedly confirmed that the hexa-core processor inside the Galaxy Note 3 Neo is an Exynos 5260. This uses four 1.3GHz cores and two other 1.7GHz cores, apparently coming with HMP (Heterogeneous Multi-Processing) capabilities - thus enabling all six cores to be active at the same time. Samsung has yet to announce the Exynos 5260 SoC.

Moving on to the new Galaxy Note 3 Neo images, these further confirm the striking similarities between the slightly smaller handset and the original Note 3 (pictured on the right), including the faux leather back cover and the S Pen stylus position.

As previously reported, the Note 3 Neo (initially known as Note Lite) features a 5.55-inch Super AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 pixels, 8MP rear camera with Flash, 2.1MP front-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory (expandable via MicroSD), and a promising 3,100 mAh battery. It currently runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but it should be updated to 4.4 KitKat (when it might also get Samsung’s new Magazine UX).

There will be two Galaxy Note 3 Neo versions: SM-N750 (with HSPA+ connectivity) and SM-N7505 (with LTE). It appears that both are using the six-core Exynos 5260 SoC and a Mali-T624 GPU.

AnTuTu benchmark tests seem to show that the Note 3 Neo performs better than the Samsung Galaxy S4, but it's still not on par with the original Note 3.

Samsung could officially announce the Galaxy Note 3 Neo in February at MWC 2014. Until then, feel free to take a look at the photos and benchmark screenshots in the gallery below.


source: SamMobile

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Galaxy Note 3 Neo
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Hexa, Hexa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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34 Comments

1. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

i ll prefer sd600(if available ) instead this awkward hexa core

3. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Keep your glorified a9 cores.

16. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

A9 cores ??? SD600 has krait 300 cores which is equivalent A15's and frankly , history tells that snapdragons r more powerful, stable and functional than Exynos (hello SD 800 note 3 can shoot 4k vids while exynos note 3 is still stuck on 1080p with 30 fps , not even 60 fps),,,not mention that SD galaxy s's and notes r selling alot better than the exynos versions( according to samsung)

19. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Yeah. Current SDs are awesome! LTE and 4K video! The Exynos Note 3 can capture 60fps.

20. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Krait is based off A9 cores.

21. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Krait is Qualcomm's own design implementation of ARM's IP, it does share some similarities with the A15 but it has nothing to do with the A9.

25. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

more dev support on snapdragon . Proud to be a s800 note 3 owner . Snapdragon over crapxynos anyday

6. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

A9 and A9+A15 are outdated and slow and old Here comes the mighty A15s with all 6 cores running togeather.

22. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

nah.......... its 2x a15 +4x a7

2. AppleHateBoy unregistered

2.2 GHz S800 Pretty Please!!!

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Then get a Note 3...

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30781; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bingo!!!

23. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

i think samsung not going with sd800 coz it ll ruin n3 flagship some how

4. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

I wish it would be 1280x800 like my first NOTE1 - same size but a bit bigger 5,5" with thinner bezels. Then i can replace my S4 as a phone, sell NOTE 8 and hopefully ASUS Note8 will be also with 3G available to have a place in my dream setup for a while. Smaller NOTE 3 and bigger S4 as a phone with Spen capabilities - tablet full WIN8 also with PEN. Great!!!

5. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

to be honest i don't really understand the benefit having a group of low performance core combined with high performance core like the original exynos 5410. why need up to 4 low power core? surely 1 or two should be good enough. and from the early implementation of big.LITTLE ARM won't let you run both low perf and high perf core at the same time. josh from pc perspective says that nvdia approach with 4+1 might make more sense. why need so many cores for the low performance core?

8. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

It has a3100mah battrry thats enough to pusg those A15s even clocked at 2.5....

29. levizx

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Because it's easier to implement. As far as the software concerns there's just 4 cores with varying processing powers. Only one type of cores are visible to users and system.

31. Ishmeet

Posts: 111; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

According to ARM, the A15 cores were designed to be performance beasts. They were too power hungry to be left running alone, unless a custom version like A7 cyclone or SD800 was made. They themselves came up with the idea of Big.little architecture to achieve performance and battery life.

34. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

isn't it nvidia come up with the idea big and small working together first with their 4+1 implementation in tegra 3? in nvidia implementation the companion core is still based on the same high performance core only occupying smaller die area and much lower clock. in ARM big.LITTLE they use low performance core that optimized much better for low power. in theory it should be better than nvidia low power companion but what i don't understand why need so many of them. and no doubt the early revision of A15 is power hog. clock for clock it is faster than Krait 400 but the power consumption making it harder to clock it higher. exynos 5410 clocked around 1.6-1.7Ghz range max. only the later, 5420 were clock up to 1.9Ghz. Tegra 4 also have max clock of 1.9Ghz but so far only two device that i know of using T40X variant of tegra 4; nvidia shield and Asus transformer TF701T. other device based on tegra 4 most likely used the T40S variant that clocked at 1.8Ghz which i believe a variant that has been optimized more for heat and longer battery life by nvidia.

7. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

So its not lte?

9. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Who uses LTE,,, it's to dam expensive. 3G is better and unlimited, i can't afford to pay $100 a month on Lte, to be used unlimited, or may be its much dearer..

11. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I love my LTE speeds, but HSPA+ 42 brings similar speeds for cheaper and less battery drain. Too bad the only carrier in the US that has it has sub-par coverage.

13. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Which carrier offers unlimited 4G.... No one. And 10Gb or 20Gb is not enough. I see hardly any diffrence in 4G.. surely it downloads 10 to 20 MbSec, but opening pages is still the same: exzample, om my Note3 when i open PhoneArena website, it takes nearly 18seconds to load the whole page with Flash. On a iNtel i5 7 seconds, i7 dam 4 seconds. To open a website that contains 190Mb. And that's on Wifi.

30. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon if you're grandfathered in. But you're right, there's very little real world differences between HSPA+ 42 and LTE.

15. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Tyler granter hasn't posted for a long time. He's great at. Cpu engenering and software side. I sometime see him in Anandtech, and those guys are on a diffrent levelof knoweldge on products. Reminds me off JakeLee

10. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

This is getting seriously irritating now. I had a big debate on this few times in past. But you guys continue to do same mistake. The purpose of HMP aka GTS is *NOT* to run all cores simultaneously. I will type it in BOLD now -- HMP WASN'T INTRODUCED TO RUN ALL CORES AT SAME TIME. That was not the purpose, the purpose is to invoke any combination of core s(whether big or small) as deemed necessary by the workload. Running all cores at same time is one very small feature of HMP, and is not desirable. Please read the Linaro documentation properly. if you run a tech-site, I can atleast expect you to go through things like Linaro documentation and have basic understanding of HMP/GTS etc.,

14. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Having running 8cores than 4cores, 8cores will be much better. You will see absolutely no lags, cause it will have less strain on battery and run much smoother.

24. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Are you incapable of reading and understanding what the guy said above? Unbelievable. The main benefit in heterogeneous big.LITTLE is in POWER EFFICIENCY. Can't wait to see the battery life tests of this sweet chip.

27. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

snapdragon is still better than this crap

17. kwn0602

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

If it is power and performance optimized, I am willing to buy it.

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