We still don’t know much about the Galaxy Note III, but according to the latest rumor gleaned from the patchwork.kernel.org, the upcoming phablet could run on an unannounced Exynos 5420 processor designed by Samsung. Sounds like the new octo-core chipset we’ve heard so much about.
The report comes from Dutch tech blog Mobileaks, which uncovered a document online making multiple references to the new processor. The news also contradicts reports that the Note III feature a Qualcom Snapdragon 800 processor. It’s possible, however, that a U.S. model will launch with a Qualcomm chip while European devices ship with Samsung’s Exyos processor, as was the case with the Galaxy S4. Other rumored specs for the Galaxy Note III include a 5.9-inch display with a 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution, 2-3GB of RAM and either Android 4.2.2 or 4.3 Jelly Bean.
Samsung will hold a press conference in London on June 20, where the company is expected to unveil the Galaxy S4 Zoom and Galaxy S4 Active. It’s much more likely we’ll see the Galaxy Note III during IFA in September, however, especially since the Snapdragon 800 CPU isn’t shipping in devices yet.