By Alexandra Burlacu | Aug 16, 2013 09:37 AM EDT
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is one of the most anticipated devices of this year but the U.S. version will reportedly not boast an 8-core processor.
Samsung is expected to unveil its new-generation Galaxy Note phablet on Sept. 4 and the rumor mill is churning at full speed ahead of the big event. According to a new report, however, the Galaxy Note 3 variant with an octa-core CPU will not hit the U.S.
"According to the information we have recently received, the Galaxy Note III LTE (SM-N9005) will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) CPU clocked at 2.3GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU. The Galaxy Note III 3G (SM-N900) will feature 3GB LPDDR3 (Channel A+B - 12.8Gbit+12.8Gbit) RAM," reports SamMobile.
"If your country gets both processor variants, it is a decision based on the marketing plan of Samsung. Which means if there are LTE networks in your country, Samsung will start with the LTE variant (Snapdragon 800) first."
Based on the report, the Galaxy Note 3 LTE, i.e. model number SM-N905 will get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, while the Galaxy Note 3 Duos variant with model number SM-N902 will get the octa-core Samsung Exynos 5420 processor with Mali-T628 MP6 graphics and 3GB of RAM.
SamMobile claims to have received this information via a report that shows a complete list of the markets set to receive specific models of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
In other words, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will launch in three models - one with a quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset, one with Samsung's octa-core processor and a third one with dual-SIM support and an octa-core Exynos SoC.
That means that U.S. models of Samsung's next-generation Galaxy Note phablet will get the quad-core Snapdragon 800 with 4G LTE support, while the version with the Exynos processor will hit France, Germany and Italy. The UK and other markets, meanwhile, will have a choice of either model.
The new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 should debut soon enough at the company's Unpacked event on Sept. 4 and more details should become available closer to launch. Stay tuned.
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