Even with its Samsung Unpacked unveiling event confirmed for Sept. 4, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is not yet official, which leaves a lot of the news about the device up to speculation. Even so, based on rumors and predictions, many believe the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be a truly game-changing device.
Currently, most are certain the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 features will include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor: A quad-core powerhouse, which includes a Krait 400 CPU an Adreno 330 GPU, clocks in at a whopping 2.3GHz and also introduces LTE-Advanced technology to the market.
Such devices as the LG G2 and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra have already been announced with the Snapdragon 800 as their processor. The rumored HTC One Max may also feature the chipset. But with the immense popularity of the Samsung Galaxy line, consumers are likely to pay special attention to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and all of the interesting new capabilities that are expected to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 device.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor features the new Quick Charge 2.0 protocol, which would allow for up to 75 percent faster battery charging on a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 handset compared to it being charged without the technology. Delivering up to 60 watts of power to charging devices, when Quick Charge 1.0 brought only about 1.0, Qualcomm says Quick Charge 2.0 is not only ideal for smartphones and tablets, but can also be compatible with larger computing devices such as slim notebooks. According tests administered by Qualcomm, a device that normally took seven hours to charge fully took just three hours with Quick Charge 2.0.
Better Battery Life
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor features such power management capabilities as Energy efficient High Performance for Mobile (HPm) technology and aSMP dynamic CPU power control to maintain peak performance, as well as Quick Charge 2.0. However, many leaks and rumors indicate that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will also include a sizeable battery to ensure that the handset is able to maximize its battery life. According to Phone Arena, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will include a 3450mAh battery, which will bring an 11 percent increase in battery capacity in comparison to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, which packs a 3,100 battery. Such a power increase is quite plausible when considering how much Samsung beefed up its Galaxy S4 with a 2,600 mAh battery when the Galaxy S3 had a 2,100 battery. Always in step to best the competition, Samsung is likely planning a battery larger than the recently announced Sony Xperia Z Ultra, which will contain a 3000mAh battery and the yet-to-be-unveiled HTC One Max, which is also expected to contain a 3000mAh battery.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor introduces the Snapdragon Voice Activation, described as the “world's first integrated always-on, low-power listening feature,” which would allow the Samsung Galaxy Note to complete voice activated commands. We are already seeing such capabilities being integrated into recently unveiled devices such as the Moto X however, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor was actually among the first to introduce such a technology back in February after the processor itself was unveiled in January.
Faster Wi-Fi and LTE
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor includes such updated connectivity as 802.11ac1 Wi-Fi as well as LTE-Advanced, the next generation of mobile communication standard, which allows for data network speeds of up to 150 Mbps. Recently introduced onto the market by Samsung’s Korea exclusive Galaxy S4 LTE-A handset, which also features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor; the new connectivity standard is expected to be featured on all devices that will include the same chipset, such as the LG G2 and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor in conjunction with the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system is also expected to bring Bluetooth 4.0 with Bluetooth Smart (low energy) support to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
Greatly Improved Processing Performance
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocks in at a max of 2.3GHz, which is sure to equate to faster and more efficient processing power for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Containing not only an updated Krait 400 CPU, but also the new Adreno 330 GPU again, likely also in conjunction with such improvements as Open GL ES 3.0 support from Android 4.3, we are likely to see highly improved graphics processing for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, especially when applied to gaming.
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