In the midst of the rumors on the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3, we are now hearing that the Korean tech giant is working on a newer edition of Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The news is that Samsung is going to roll out a newer edition of Galaxy Note 2 powered with Snapdragon 600 CPU.
The Galaxy Note 2 that was released in September 2012 came with 1.6GHz Cortex A9 quad-core CPU and Exynos 4412 quad chipset. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is powered with Snapdragon 800 CPU. It was believed that the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update would be not available for Galaxy Note 2 as the manufacturer were planning to directly offer the Android 4.3 update. However, the news of Snapdragon 600 CPU powered Galaxy Note 2 is quite surprising.
At present, the Note 2 is definitely not the main product anymore but its popularity has not decreased yet. The news about the new Snapdragon 600 Note 2 was revealed by G4 Games. They post spoke about a mysterious Note 2 product that was being tested at AnTuTu. The product managed to achieve 26,901 points and was powered with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS update and 1.9GHz CPU.
According to the website, the product is powered with Snapdragon 600. This is the same kind of CPU that you can see on the HTC One and Galaxy S4. The website stated that the Korean giant is going to launch the Galaxy Note 3 very soon and also other brands are also trying to launch products in the phablet category which is the reason it seems that Samsung may go ahead and release a cheaper edition of the Galaxy Note 2. This phablet will slot itself in the mid-range category.
The model number of the product that was tested is GT-N7018D which is different from the original Galaxy Note 2. The same product has been seen on the Bluetooth SIG website and it has been certified by the FCC as well.
The Galaxy Note 2 will be soon replaced by its successor Galaxy Note 3 which will come out with better specs. Going by the specs of the mysterious product, we feel that it is going to be on par with the Galaxy S4. The product will be first launched in the Asian market. Most preferably, China may be the first one to receive the new Note 2 which is going to be supported by TD-LTE network.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU supports LTE connectivity and helps in churning out better battery life. The device also supports Wi-Fi 802. 11ac which is present on the recently received smartphones like HTC One and Galaxy S4. The news on the Galaxy Note 2 new variant is definitely not fake as it has been already filed at the FCC.
.The device is definitely going to come with a lower price tag which will make it even more competitive. So, people who are not able to afford the Galaxy S4 or the forthcoming Galaxy Note 3 can go for the new Galaxy Note 2 variant which will come out with a cheaper price tag and powerful tech specs like that of Galaxy S4