It looks like that in addition to the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung is also working on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600-powered Galaxy Note II variant. That’s the same processor that powers up such powerful phones as LG Optimus G Pro, HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 (with the exception of the new Korean version).
A device with model number GT-N7018D has been not only previously certified by the FCC and has made an appearance at the Bluetooth SIG, but has also been caught at AnTuTu benchmarks. This, still unannounced phone/phablet runs Android 4.2.2 while its 1.9GHz processor managed to score 26,901 points at AnTuTu. That figure is comparable to other Snapdragon 600-powered devices so we tend to think that the Korean company may still want to sell us slightly revamped version of its last year’s flagship phablet. And if they also include a full HD screen to the mix, we’ll get a device that’s as powerful and as neat as the LG Optimus G Pro.
Unfortunately, we can’t put any dates behind this rumor and we’ll rather have to wait and see where this goes.
Meanwhile, Samsung will likely unveil the new Galaxy Note 3 within the next few weeks and that model will be available in at least 2 versions, one with Sammy’s own processor and another one with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800.