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Galaxy Note III Prototype Looks Weird; Benchmarks Revealed

We’re expecting Samsung to officially unveil the next Galaxy Note smartphone either just before or during IFA in September. We imagine that means the device is already being tested somewhere inside of Samsung’s labs, so it’s no surprise that we’re starting to see some leaks.¬†TechKiddy¬†recently posted two photos and some benchmarks for the device, including one that runs the Snapdragon 800 processor and one with Samsung’s Exynos 5420 chip.

The phone looks super angular and weird right now, but that’s because it’s very likely a prototype instead of the final hardware design. That means, for example, that we could be looking at a temporary body that simply houses the hardware. We can see from the benchmarks that the current iteration runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, though we imagine the final product will ship with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

The Exynos 5420 chip seems to out perform the Snapdragon 800 chip in the benchmarks that were published, with a score of 33,802 as opposed to the Snapdragon 800’s score of 28,786. That’s just one benchmark, however, and without final software the scores are basically pointless at this time. The phone is also expected to pack a 13-megapixel camera, a huge 5.7-inch full HD display and 3GB of RAM. The Galaxy Note III is going to be super fast, no matter which processor it packs.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...