I was excited to read about news that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 — the phablet hit that inspired other competitors to step into the “big-ger” phone game — would be getting another launch, except this time it’ll have a Snapdragon 600 processor. The Exynos 4412 sitting inside the original Galaxy Note 2 isn’t bad, but Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 is so nice that I’d probably buy the phone again just for it. Such a phone is launching in China, but unfortunately it doesn’t seem those of us in other parts of the world will be quite as lucky.
This version of the device needs to support TD-LTE, something which Samsung’s current Exynos 4412 doesn’t. Quad-core Krait is some awesome silicon, and those with the Galaxy S4, HTC One and other phones with it will tell you as much. Let’s hope the Galaxy Note 3 comes with the even-more–awesome Snapdragon 800 (though, truth be told, we wouldn’t be mad with Exynos 5, either).
The other specs remain the same — you’re getting a 5.5-inch 720p display, 2GB of RAM, S-Pen, a huge 3,100 mAh battery and more. All of that combines to keep the Note 2’s streak going as one of the best smartphones in the game right now.