Samsung’s unannounced Galaxy Note III smartphone will allegedly pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, a more powerful chip than the Snapdragon 600 chip in the Galaxy S4, as well as a similar 13-megapixel camera. The news was first reported by ZDNET Asia, which said that Sony’s next Xperia smartphone will also offer a Snapdragon 800 processor.
The quad-core chip will launch with speeds up to 2.3GHz, although it’s unclear if Samsung will use that clockspeed. It also supports LTE and Cat 4 LTE-Advanced, in addition to 802.11ac Wi-Fi and support for max screen resolutions of 2560 x 2048-pixels. Make no mistake, though, just because Qualcomm’s new mobile CPU supports the technology doensn’t mean that Samsung will necessarily add all of that hardware to the Note III.
Samsung is holding an event in London on June 20, though we don’t think we’ll see the Note III that soon. It’s more likely the company will announce new ATIV Windows products and possibly the Galaxy S4 mini, the Galaxy S4 Active and the Galaxy S4 Zoom. The Galaxy Note family was last refreshed during IFA 2012 in Sept. of that year and we think that’s when the Galaxy Note III will make its debut, too.