A new report fresh out of Korea is saying that the first 4 million units of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be Snapdragon 800 units. Samsung is still having problems with the Exynos 5 Octa CPU, which is something we’ve heard ever since May, when they also announced the Galaxy S4 with that CPU.
The report also claims that 20% to 30% of the future production batches of the Note 3 will include a Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa Core CPU. I’m guessing that the yield rates are low and I’m really surprised there’s no other playing taking advantage of this weakness at Samsung to launch its own 8 core CPU and rule the market. Well, MediaTek has plans of its own, but it’s not as big a company as Samsung is to trust them to deliver.
It’s expected that the Snapdragon 800 Note 3 will hit the US market, while the Exynos units may land in parts of Asia and Europe. From what I know the Exynos models will lack 4G LTE support, so that’s a bummer.