Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Rumors Continue to Swirl
The international Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is believed to possess a model number of SM-N900 and that model number has been spotted in an AnTuTu benchmark showcasing a couple of features including a 1.9GHz processor and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
Despite rumors suggesting that it won’t be arriving until September, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been leaking out on a regular basis giving consumers a glimpse into Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone. The latest leak is an AnTuTu benchmark for a device dubbed the SM-N900, a model number that is thought to be for the international variant of the Galaxy Note 3.
The benchmark, discovered by RBMen, doesn’t offer much but it does point to a device that is currently utilizing a 1.9GHz processor and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The processing speed points to a Exynos 5 processor being a distinct possibility. Rumors have suggested that the device could utilize either a Exynos 5 Octa ship, a Snapdragon 800 processor from Qualcomm, or both.
As for Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, while Samsung may be testing the Galaxy Note 3 with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean appears more likely as the software is said to be making its debut in just a few days and Samsung typically outfits its devices with the latest version of software from Google.
Unfortunately, those looking for answers will likely have to wait several more weeks as Samsung finalizes the device for arrival. Recently, we’ve seen the SM-N900 pass through its first certification, its first of many, on its way to shelves. That means that Samsung has inched closer to a release though rumors have suggested that it won’t be coming out until late September at the earliest. Rumors point to the device as having a September 4th launch date in Berlin, Germany.
As for the device itself, it’s thought to have a 5.7-inch 1080p display, 13MP camera, and a new design said to be slimmer than the Galaxy Note 2 and possibly based on the Samsung Galaxy S4′s plastic form factor.
Rumors have also suggested that Samsung might be looking to release several different variants of the Galaxy Note 3, including cheap and premium models, though that rumor has not been corroborated at this point.