A published report out of Korea says that Samsung has finally come to a decision about which processor will be driving the Samsung Galaxy Note III. According to those familiar with the situation, Samsung is still having problems with its home grown Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor which leaves the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 to drive the next iteration of Samsung’s phablet.
The report says that the first 4 million units of the Galaxy Note III will have the Qualcomm processor under the hood while 20% to 30% of future production of the device will contain the Samsung Exynos 5420 octa-core processor. Just last week, a report out of Korea listed two versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note III. One model offering 3G connectivity was powered by the Samsung Exynos 5420 octa-core CPU, while the model featuring 4G LTE connectivity had the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 under the hood.
U.S. consumers should prepare for their version of the Samsung Galaxy Note III to come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Even when Korea based Samsung starts shipping out the 20% to 30% of its phablet containing the Samsung Exynos 5420 octa-core processor, chances are that those units will be making their way to regions outside the U.S.
The Samsung Galaxy note 3 is scheduled to be introduced on September 4th in Berlin, along with the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. A couple of days later, IFA 2013 will begin.