Posted by Harish J 5 months ago

Snapdragon 805 version of Note 3 might launch later this year


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Samsung has collaborated with Qualcomm to demonstrate LTE Category 6 connectivity at the Mobile World Congress. The device used to showcase the connectivity was a Galaxy Note 3 that was modified to run the Snapdragon 805, which features a fifth-generation Gobi 9×35 series LTE modem. This modem uses LTE Category 6, which has double the bandwidth of LTE Category 4 that is being pushed out to mainstream devices now. On LTE Cat6, you would be able to download at 300 Mbit/sec. The Galaxy Note 3 unit that Qualcomm was demoing was able to attain this speed consistently. LTE Category 6 works by using a technique called carrier aggregation, wherein the modem combines two 20 MHz signals to offer twice the amount of bandwidth.

Qualcomm announced that commercial availability of this hardware would begin later this year, with the most likely contender being the Galaxy Note 3. Samsung has already created the groundwork for the device by modifying its innards to work with Qualcomm’s latest, so it shouldn’t be all that difficult to bring out a commercial variant. The device will likely be initially offered on South Korea’s SK Telecom.

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6 comments on “Snapdragon 805 version of Note 3 might launch later this year

  1. grv007 5 months ago said:

    Note 4 should come with sanpdragon 805 or exynos infinity 64 bit processor.

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  2. ryarrell 5 months ago said:

    I wouldn’t mind having a Note 3 with the Snapdragon 805 but the main thing for me is the Galaxy Note 4 on day one

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  3. AquilaSol 5 months ago said:

    ‘later this year’

    That would be the Note 4.

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    • Harish J 5 months ago said:

      Actually, Samsung might decide to launch both devices together. Note 4 with the 64-bit Exynos hardware and the Note 3 with the 805. That would be the most logical move.

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  4. dominezz 5 months ago said:

    maybe or maybe not note 3(i have it) is amazing so people will expect something big hope it wont edn like the new gs5

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  5. gtone339 5 months ago said:

    Galaxy S5 ‘variant’ should have the snapdragon 805 chip in Q2/Q3 2014.

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