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Galaxy Note 3 will not use Samsung Exynos CPU

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 May 2013 23:01 User comments (6)

Galaxy Note 3 will not use Samsung Exynos CPU According to a new report, the upcoming Galaxy Note 3 will not use Samsung's own octa-core Exynos 5 CPU but will instead use Qualcomm's fast Snapdragon 800.
There are two possibilities for the omission of the CPU, says the report. Either Samsung has trouble producing the chipset with enough volume for expected sales, or the Snapdragon is just frankly more cost-effective.

The 800 has a quad-core Krait processor with clockspeeds up to 2.3GHz, features the new Adreno 330 GPU, supports 4K and has LTE built-in.

What makes the 800 most impressive is the fact it "leverages its Asymmetrical Multi-Processing (aSMP) design to produce amazing results. Select a task and one the four cores will snap into action. Each core can throttle up and down depending on the task. The result is increased battery efficiency and a whole lot of performance, claims Qualcomm." (Via KYM)

The chip uses 28nm dye process.

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6 user comments

130.5.2013 23:33

As soon as a company uses the word "leverage" in this manner, my bullshit detector goes crazy.

231.5.2013 2:00

looks like HTC coming out with SD800 5.9" screen, too.

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331.5.2013 10:33

I've heard that the 800 has been getting antutu scores above 70k. Now that just seems ridiculous. But if its true this thing will be a beast beyond compare


431.5.2013 20:23

I was going to buy this phone with cash but probably not now since I won the samsung galaxy tab 2 7inch in the arcade machine in the mall.

531.5.2013 22:44

Four strong cores are better than 8 weak ones imo.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

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