According to ETNews, the initial production for the Galaxy Note III will be exclusively of the Snapdragon 800 variant of the device, owing to issues with development of the new Exynos 5420 octa-core chipset, which is apparently suffering from overheating issues. Samsung will supposedly wait for a more stable yield of the Exynos chip, before launching the octa-core variant.
What does this mean for the consumers? Well, that only those in the U.S. and Europe will be able to get their hands on the Galaxy Note III initially, once it launches in September. That is, unless Samsung can figure out how to solve those issues with the Exynos and launch both variants around the same time, which would be great since there’s a fairly large number of markets where the Exynos variant is headed.
So, um, get on it Samsung, don’t make us wait any longer than we have to.
P.S: You can check out which processor variant of the Note III your country will be getting here.