Exynos powered Samsung Galaxy Note III to be widely available, says SamMobile

BY Stefan Constantinescu

Published 15 Aug 2013

When Samsung announced the Galaxy S4 earlier this year, they revealed that there were two versions of the device. One powered by Samsung’s very own Exynos octa-core chip, and another that used Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 600. Most countries never saw that Exynos variant, supposedly because Samsung had issues with manufacturing. In less than three weeks, the same sort of announcement will happen for Galaxy Note III, but things will be slightly different this time.

According to SamMobile, who again, has a really good track record when it comes to Samsung leaks, the Note III will come in an Exynos 5420 variant and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 variant. This time, the Exynos variant will hit several major Western European countries (UK, France, Germany, Italy), unlike the S4. The Qualcomm version will also be sold in many of the same countries as a 4G LTE variant, so I think it’ll be safe to assume the Exynos Note III might be a few Euros cheaper.

Which Note III will be better? The same discussion was had when both versions of the Galaxy S4 were available. After extensive testing, it was shown that the Exynos variant was slightly faster, but enough to warrant importing it from the grey market. The same in-depth testing will most definitely happen to the Note III variants, you can be sure of that.

What about the rest of the Note III? You’re looking at a device with a 5.68 inch 1080p screen, 3 GB of RAM, and a 13 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization. Oh and a stylus S-Pen. Duh.