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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 To Pack An Exynos 5 Octa CPU ? Makes Sense

by Mihai Matei on April 4, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 3: To Be Powered By Exynos 5 Octa?


Ever since the Exynos 5 Octa processor has been unveiled by the Korean manufacturer, everyone expected this monstrous CPU to be found under the hood of the upcoming Samsung flagship phones. Well, that’s sort of how the situation has developed. The Galaxy S4 for instance, will arrive in two different flavors, one of which is powered by a Snapdragon 600 CPU and the other -you’ve guessed it- packing an Exynos 5 Octa.

Now, the majority of tech buffs assumed that the reason why the Exynos 5 is not to be found under the hood of every SGS4 is because, as with the previous model, the SoC lacks LTE capabilities.

However, it doesn’t seem to be the case.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 To Pack An Exynos 5 Octa CPU ? Makes Sense

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 To Pack An Exynos 5 Octa CPU ? Makes Sense

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – Exynos 5 Octa

Although we’re quite familiar with the Octa-core, certain details have been missing, such as whether or not the chip supports LTE. Well, we now know that it does support LTE on all 20 bands. The information –as you can see above- comes straight from the horse’s mouth, via Twitter.

You may be wondering: why is the Galaxy S4 split into two variants then? The answer is quite simple and it comes down to availability. The chip is fairly new and Samsung wasn’t able to keep up with the production process. At this point there are simply not enough Exynos 5 chips to go by, reason why only 30% of the initially launched S4 units are expected to pack the aforementioned CPU.


This issue of availability however will most likely not be a problem a few months from now, and you know what that means, right? No? Well, it means that the Galaxy Note 3 will most likely arrive only in one variant and every unit will be powered by the Exynos 5 beast.

Keep in mind that this Note 3 bit hasn’t been officially announced, but it does make a lot of sense. In any case, we’ll keep you up to speed as soon as we learn more.

The Note 3 is expected to be unveiled at IFA 2013 bearing a 5.9 inch display.

  • Magnus100

    I was one of those wishing the note III will be released with the Exynos 5 octane, but since my Galaxy Note II using an Exynos processor has gotten so laggy that my Galaxy S II using a qualcom processor has become faster than the Note II, I’m disappointed and don’t really care if the Note III uses a qualcom or Exynos processor. At this point I’m not even sure if the Exynos octa will actually conserve battery as advertised.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=519217545 Darren Mallard

      ya s2 uses qualcom ? must be a us variant ,mine is exynos and its VERY smooth ,infact smoother than stock s3

  • Leah M

    wow Magnus, isn’t that bad when one will out run the other? hmmmm I just hope I don’t get disapointed about the gn2, I am about to go get one today. are you having any other things wrong with the note2, like the charging port, does it get lose or fall out, battery wont charge, ?I have been doing a lot of reading about this phone, and now it sounds like the sgs4 is going to be cheaper in price then the gn2,hmmmm I don’t know what’s going on there but something sounds fishy!!!

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