Galaxy Note 2 N7100 possibly spotted on benchmark site with 1.6Ghz Exynos 4 Quad processor

Daniel Bader

July 20, 2012 11:05am

The Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 is a shoe-in for the end of the year, but may be launched as early as August 30th at Samsung’s IFA Unpacked event.

Based on an entry in the popular GLBenchmark database, it looks like the Galaxy Note 2 N7100 will be equipped with a 1.6Ghz quad-core Exynos processor. This is the same one that’s inside the international Galaxy S III, clocked 200Mhz higher. Samsung did the same thing with the first Note — taking the mature dual-core Exynos chip and bumping its speed by 200Mhz. Results from the GLBenchmark are a bit higher than that of the GS3 i9300, so we wouldn’t be surprised if the Mali-400MP GPU is also slightly overclocked, too.

But as we know, the North American market is a bit different from the rest of the world. LTE networks necessitate a different solution, which has so far been solved by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoC. But Samsung has equipped its quad-core Exynos processor with a LTE chip for the Korean market, and there’s nothing stopping them from integrating it into the silicone and bringing it to market by August. It’s unlikely — Samsung has a great relationship with Qualcomm, and has found massive success with the chips in North America — but still possible.

If that was the case, it’s possible that the Galaxy Note 2 LTE could be among the first devices with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro, with an upgraded Adreno 320 GPU. This would give the Mali-400 a run for its money and prove that Qualcomm not only has CPU mettle, but can compete in the GPU space too.

According to the GLBenchmark statistics, the Galaxy Note 2 has a 1280×720 resolution screen of unknown size and technology, and is currently running Android 4.0.4.

We’re excited for the prospect of a 5.5-inch Galaxy Note 2, especially if, like the Galaxy S III, it is significantly more compact and easier to hold in the hand.

Source: GLBenchmark
Via: PhoneArena

  • lukeiphone

    Nice, but I ll just get iphone 5.

  • Dalex

    Sweet! Just ordered the One X, but my friends keeps asking me about a follow up to the Note, because he wants a large screen size on his phone.

    Either Exynos with LTE or S4 with Adreno 320 is perfectly fine, especially with Android JB.

    • slowcatty

      Just a thought… by my calculations, a screen of 1280×720 at 5.5in diag would mean a display panel of 121.76mm x 68.49mm (compared to 114.16mm x 71.35mm for the current Note). That’s a physical screen size 7.6mm (0.3in) longer but 2.86 (0.11in) narrower than at present. Not sure if that’s such a good idea as the display ratio of the current Note seems far more useful for everything bar, perhaps, watching movies. The wide-screen approach isn’t helpful when the phone will be used much of the time in portrait.

    • Cody

      I’m going from the note to the one x now and really hoping htc will come out with a big phone around the same time as the note 2 or unfortunately I’ll have to get the note 2.

  • Alpha

    200 mhz bumps are only good for benchmarks. It’s like an e-p***s measuring contest…

    Only the OCD will notice a 2.3% increase in performance.

  • Jesseiscanadian

    Wife just nabbed a OneX and loves it, i decided to hold on to my Arc for a little longer for the Note 2, this makes me happy. Honestly hoping it does end up with the S4 Pro 🙂

  • bob

    “According to the GLBenchmark statistics, the Galaxy Note 2 has a 1280×720 resolution screen of unknown size and technology, and is currently running Android 4.0.4.”

    Seems unlikely. The Note 1 had 1280×800. The Note 2 must have at least that. Especially if they make the display even larger.

  • TouchMyBox

    So wait, it is a lower resolution than the first Galaxy Note? That would be disappointing if true.

  • Giovanni Guerra

    benchmarks are usually run off screen at a set resolution in order to make comparing to other devices easier, normally 1280 x 720

  • Rafael

    I heard about this a few weeks ago and I put my Rogers White LTE up for sale and picked up the Pebble Blue Galaxy S3.

    Can’t wait.

  • simian

    I’d totally consider picking one of these up… Maybe not as a phone but to fill that void between super-large-phone and 7″ tablet.

    • Pat

      Try it! You won’t need another phone. You won’t need a GPS navigator either, or Satellite Radio…or a tablet…

  • Ron Mexico

    Samsung release it, and take my money!

  • Deli

    can’t wait!! my S3 is a place holder!!

  • Pat

    I have a Note, and you get used to the size quickly. Even with a small leather case, it fits well in pockets. No need for a tablet with that phone…

    • Raiderwill

      I just bought a Note 7/6.. and I am enjoying every minute of it.. will the 2 be faster? maybe thinner? IPS-HD? E.T.A.? Sept? Oct? Nov? When will Source be released for Custom “Non-Bloatware” Roms? Dec? Jan?

      I enjoy love the Flappjaxx romed 1,718 mhz 800*1280 HD Galaxy Note that is sitting here in front of me in the here and now..:-)

  • Phil

    I still want to see if HTC comes out with their rumoured phablet. A giant One X….. Sweet

  • Wade

    Here is why I hope this report is wrong.

    A 5.5″ 1280×720 screen only has an area 2.4% bigger than a 5.3″ 1280×800 screen.

    A 5.5″ 1280×800 screen would be 7.7% bigger area than a 5.3″ 1280×800 screen.

    The current note is 285ppi, a 5.5″ screen at 1280×720 would have a 267ppi.

    If they went to 5.75″ with this ratio that would be ok but they would have to bump the resolution.

    • Wade

      Following on from my previous post.

      The current note is 147mm x 83mm, the screen is 71 x 114mm.

      A Note 2 with 5.5″ 1280×720 using the bezel widths from a SIII would be 152mm x 79mm and have a screen of 68 x 122mm.

      Apart from the slightly lower dpi this would actually be pretty good.

      Hopefully the Note 2 is at least 1mm thinner.

    • dcsvelan

      As Glaxy note 2 is bigger than SIII a reduction in the bezel widths is possible. The screen then would be 136mm X 70mm. It might look like either a Dell Streak 5 or a Panasonic Eluga Power. With a lower thickness and weight,267 ppi is not an issue.

    • dcsvelan

      I wish the logo be moved to the back cover and the physical button is replaced with a touch-sensitive one.

  • Wade

    136x70mm would be a 6″ screen which wont happen. I doubt the bezel will be smaller than the S3. The bigger the screen the bigger the bezel has to be for rigidity.

    I still think the screen will be 5.5″ 1280×800 with a 274ppi.

    The advantage of the 1280×720 screen would be a consistency with a lot of other devices for programmers, narrower device which is better for watching movies.

  • dcsvelan

    well, I meant the body dimensions. For a bigger bezel, Can it be a 5.5′ 1280 X 720 with a total size of 149mm X 77mm?.
    A wide screen in the landscape orientation is ideal for browsing the web and for lot of text reading. Ofcourse for viewing movies as well.

    • Wade

      After thinking about the screen ratio for a while i must say i am pretty happy if they change from 16:10 to 16:9.
      This would make the device slightly narrower, make movie watching better & mean less problems for developers and app compatibility as it would match most other phones.

      The only downside is the resolution. The current resolution is 285ppi, a 5.5″ 1280×720 would be 267ppi, 1366×768 would be 285ppi while 1600×900 would be 334ppi.

      If the screen wasn’t pentile 1280×720 would be as good or better than the current note.