The latest Galaxy rumour has arrived. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will reportedly use the same processor as the Galaxy S3 – an Exynos 4412 quad-core chip.
The family resemblance was noted within a benchmarking results round-up from GLBenchmark, which measures graphical performance. A phone with the codename Samsung GT-N7100 has popped-up in its database. It may not specify “Note 2” directly, but when the original note was dubbed the GT-N7000, it’s no giant-leap assumption that this is the second Note. The phone’s listing says that it uses the Exynos 4412 processor. This is a Samsung-made quad-core chip using 32nm architecture.
However, it edges ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S3 in the benchmark instead of simply matching it because its processor is overclocked to 1.6GHz – the Exynos 4412 runs at 1.4GHz in the Galaxy S3.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is rumoured to feature a 5.5in Super AMOLED display with a 720p resolution panel. Info from the GLBenchmark listing suggests it runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich rather than Jelly Bean, although it’s perfectly feasible the phone-tablet will get the bump up to the latest version before release.
GLBenchmark has already removed the benchmark result from its site, which only gives us more confidence that this info does relate to a legit device. Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy Note 2 at this year’s IFA conference in Berlin, which kicks off on August 31.
Read our full Galaxy Note review