ZDNet Korea is reporting that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note III phablet will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor. Snapdragon 800 is Qualcomm’s flagship SoC for the current year. As per the few benchmark results that have appeared online, Snapdragon 800’s performance is over the roof.
If Samsung indeed wants to use Snapdragon 800 in Note III, chances are that it is still not able to produce sufficient quantities of Exynos 5 Octa and does not Note III supplies to suffer. Exynos 5 Octa is already been used in select variants of Galaxy S4, but still most of S4 units are still powered by Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor.
Apart from Note III, LG Optimus G2 and Sony’s Honami i1 smartphones are also rumoured to feature Snapdragon 800 SoC and will be released in second half of the year along with Note 3.
In related news, another media report from South Korea has added Note III will packs 13MP rear camera and Samsung is mulling to include optical image stabilisation tech as well as optical zoom capability in the camera.
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