Samsung in recent months has enjoyed the levels of rumours and speculation that is normally only seen with upcoming Apple products, especially leading up to the release of the Galaxy S3. The Samsung Galaxy Note is another handset that gets consumers looking out for news, and in the last couple of months the rumour mill has cranked up about the next version of the handset. New reports are now claiming that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has impressed on a benchmark site.
Previously we reported that the handset is being tipped to be making its first appearance at an event planned for the end of August, and now as Mobile Syrup are reporting it seems the handset will come packing a 1.6GHz quad core Exynos processor following an entry on the popular GLBenchmark database.
This is the same processor that is found in the international version of the Galaxy S3, but clocked at 200MHz higher. The company did the same thing with the original Galaxy Note and took the dual core Exynos processor but clocked it at 200MHz higher. The results from the site are slightly higher than the GS3 i9300, so there is a chance the Mali-400MP GPU is also overclocked a bit too.
The US market is a little bit different from the rest of the world as LTE networks need a different solution, which has been solved by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoC. Samsung has put a LTE chip on its quad core Exynos processor for its home market, and there is nothing preventing them from doing the same in time for August.
There is a chance that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be one of the first handsets to be equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro, but with an upgraded Adreno 320 GPU. Other information coming from the GLBenchmark figures include that the Galaxy Note 2 has a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 on a display of unknown size, but rumoured to be 5.5-inches. The handset is currently running Android 4.0.4 but it is likely to come with Android Jelly Bean installed.
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