By Alexandra Burlacu | May 22, 2013 10:33 AM EDT
Amid lots of rumors and speculation, the purported Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has now appeared in some benchmark results, suggesting an imminent launch.
Benchmarks typically surface before the launch of the device because manufacturers put their devices through benchmark tests to assess their performance before completing the development. The benchmark test occurs once in a while during the development process in order to ensure the device runs at its maximum performance.
According to GSMInsider, the alleged benchmark scores of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 made an appearance at AnTuTu. More specifically, the AnTuTu benchmark chart listed a device with the model number GT-N7200. Considering that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 had the model number GT-N7100, this GT-N7200 model number looks as a logical sequel, which means it may be the Galaxy Note 3.
The AnTuTu benchmark result also shows that the Samsung GT-N7200 runs on the new Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which is not even out yet. This means that the next-generation Galaxy Note may hit the market as the first device rocking Android 4.3 Jelly Bean ahead of other rivals.
The most important part, however, is that the Samsung GT-N7200 apparently packs a powerful processor clocked at 1.6GHz. The chip may be Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa chip, the same processor found in the new Samsung Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone.
In terms of performance, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 GT-N7200 scores roughly 27,000 points, which is slightly lower than the Samsung Galaxy S4's score of more than 21,000 points. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is a finished product, while the GT-N7200 is still in the development stage, so it makes sense the completed device would score more.
It's also worth noting, however, that any Android developer who knows what they're doing could easily edit the scores of the benchmark, so don't take it for granted. Samsung made no announcement or comment yet regarding this matter, so take things with a grain of salt until the next-generation Samsung Galaxy Note 3 becomes official. Rumors, leaks and speculations always abound when it comes to popular brands, but they're not always accurate.
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