Samsung Galaxy Note 3 To Ship with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC in South Korea Too

September 2, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Samsung’s Unpacked 2013: Episode 2 event is less than two days away. And we’re still finding out more and more about the Galaxy Note 3. It seems like this weekend all we saw were leaks of the Galaxy Note 3 and Sony’s Xperia Z1. Which are both slated to be announced tomorrow in Pre-IFA press conferences.

One of the more interesting parts of the Galaxy Note 3 is what processor it’ll be sporting. In the past we’ve seen Samsung ship the Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 600 processors in many markets while others got the Exynos 5 Octa. We saw something similar with the Galaxy S3. In LTE markets, the Galaxy S3  saw 2GB of RAM and the Snapdragon S4 processor while the rest of the world got 1GB of RAM and the Exynos 4 processor.

However, it seems like the Galaxy Note 3 is going to ship with the Snapdragon 800 processor in even more markets than we originally thought. There’s a leaked list (pictured above) of the devices running the Snapdragon 800 processor which are also LTE-Advanced compatible. We can see the LG G2, the Galaxy S4 and then the Galaxy Note 3 is also listed. This is a leaked slide by a South Korean carrier KT corporation. So it appears that the Galaxy Note 3 in South Korea will also be sporting a Snapdragon 800 processor. Let’s hope everyone gets the Snapdragon 800. So we don’t have a ton of different variants. Although we still will thanks to the US carriers, and everyone using different LTE bands.

We still might see an Exynos 5420 version of the Galaxy Note 3, in places that do not yet have LTE. Which is pretty much the norm for Samsung these days. We’ll find out more on Wednesday when Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note 3, along with the Galaxy Gear and perhaps the Galaxy Note 12.2 tablet. It’s looking like Samsung’s got plenty to show us Wednesday morning so make sure you keep it locked here for all the info.

How many of you are excited for the Galaxy Note 3?