While last year Samsung enjoyed its lineup Galaxy S4 receiving an LTE-A version Snapdragon 800 CPU and speeds up to 300 mbps, this year things moved forward with the Galaxy S5 being released, sporting a Snapdragon 801, yet standing on the 800 platform, but with a faster clock. It seems that the waiting revolves around the reportedly Snapdragon 805, promising to come with better graphics and with a faster CPU. But rumors state that we will have to wait until the end of the year to have it on S5. The good news is that the Snapdragon 805 will be there, since reports also state that Note 3 will also be getting the upgrade even faster.
The Mobile World Congress was a perfect opportunity for both Qualcomm and Samsung to show off LTE Advanced Category 6 which is running on a “specially modified” Note 3, sporting the Snapdragon 805 and Gobi 9×35 Qualcomm`s modem.
The intention was to reveal the Snapdragon`s high speed LTE. News inside the MWC stated that the test in question had an instant success, as the LTE Cat 6 offers high-speeds up to 300mbps, which is a big deal for Samsung and Qualcomm` s future partnership.
With this successful test, Qualcomm is surely to choose Samsung to display its latest technological enhancements, and the Galaxy Note 3 is the best candidate for that. The future processor of the Note 3 might be clocked at 2.7 GHz due to the Krait 450 CPU cores and Adreno 420 CPU, working together on a 64-bit platform.
With all that, it is rather unlikely for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to leave Korea with a Snapdragon 805, since the device is already running on a powerful enough 3GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 800. Adding a snitch 805, with be just dust in the wind for the device, which doesn’t want to make any compromises right now when things are getting better and better.
Should Qualcomm find another solution for its Snapdragon 805 and mere 2.5GHz, not enough for the almighty Note 3? Or perhaps the company will lean forward on the other side, looking for other devices to develop their firmware?!? Cheers and don’t forget to write!