Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Release Date And Processor Variants: Will Your Country Get The Exynos 5 Octa Or Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU?

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There appears to be even more evidence that Samsung (NASDAQ:SSNLF) plans to release its upcoming Galaxy Note 3 smartphone in different processor variants.

Tech informant SamMobile has come forward yet again with a follow-up to its recent specs leak for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Previously, it reported that it had confirmed the Exynos 5 Octa 5420 processor for the SM-N900 model of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and 3GB of RAM for the SM-N9005 model. Now SamMobile says it can not only confirm that the SM-N9005 model will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, as was heavily predicted, but also that both variants will contain 3GB of RAM.

Additionally, insiders have divulged a detailed list of which countries will be receiving either the Samsung Exynos or the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Similar to the release of the Samsung Galaxy S4, it appears that more Asian, African and Middle Eastern countries will receive the SM-N900 model with the Exynos 5 Octa processor while countries in Europe and the Americas will receive the SM-N9005 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Notably, many countries with LTE connectivity should receive both variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3; however, they are reportedly scheduled to receive the SM-N9005 model first.

The following countries are expected to receive the SM-N900 Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which features the Exynos 5 Octa 5420 processor, the ARM Mali-T628 MP6 GPU and 3GB of RAM, but is not LTE-capable.

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The following countries are expected to receive the SM-N9005 Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, the Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB of RAM, as well as LTE capability.

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There are also recent reports of a dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy Note 3, under the model number SM-N9002, which will be exclusive to China. This model will be powered by the Exynos 5 Octa 5420 processor and will include the ARM Mali-T628 MP6 GPU and 3GB of RAM.

Additionally, a new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 model number has surfaced, SM-N9006, which reportedly coincides with an LTE-A version of the device, which will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Many have been expecting to see Samsung’s recently introduced LTE-Advanced technology, which allows for data speeds of up to 150Mbps on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, however, there are also questions about why there would be separate LTE and LTE-A models if they both run the same processor. It is currently unknown whether this SM-N9006 model will be sold in one specific market.

We are still expecting to see the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 unveiled at the Samsung Unpacked event that will take place Sept. 4 in Berlin during the IFA Expo. The Galaxy Note 3's release date will arrive not long after that, most likely in late September or October.

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