Rumor: 6.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 3 May Sport 8-Cores

Samsung's rumored 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 3 phablet is said to sport an eight-core processor.

According to the Korea Times, the Galaxy Note 3 will, as previously reported, feature a 6.3-inch display. Comparatively, its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 2 phablet, sports a 5.5-inch screen.

The South Korean technology titan, which recently stressed that phablets (a hybrid between smartphones and tablets) are here to stay, is also rumored to be integrating its next-generation eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor into the device. During CES 2013, the company announced the world's first eight-core mobile processor.

Amid reports over Apple cutting its business ties with its chief competitor, Samsung is apparently pitching its processing products to smartphone manufacturers in China including Huawei and ZTE.

Should the Galaxy Note 3 prove to be in existence with the aforementioned specs, it would become both the world's most powerful smartphone and a device with the world's largest screen found on a phone. Huawei's Ascend D2 holds the former moniker (read our hands-on impressions here), while the latter title is attributed to the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate -- head on over to our hands-on impressions with the device here.

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  • hppart
    shutup and take my moneysssssss
  • Well, stylus is way more useful with a larger screen. 6.3" inch is nothing compare to the original Galaxy Tab which can also make phone call. Even hold it to make a phone call once. Can they switch the microSD slot to be accessible from the case instead of having to open up the battery? 6.3" sure is big enough space for that no?
  • panini
    I still don't get why we need 8 cores when no app on my phone even utilizes 4 cores.
  • halcyon
    I. Want. It.
  • bak0n
    paniniI still don't get why we need 8 cores when no app on my phone even utilizes 4 cores.Because you can run 4 apps at the same time here.
  • jankeke
    paniniI still don't get why we need 8 cores when no app on my phone even utilizes 4 cores.It's 4 Cortex A15 and 4 Cortex A7 cores. It will only use 4 cores at a time.
    There is the big.LITTLE mode which uses either the 4 A15 or the 4 A7 cores.

    Then there is a "core migration" mode. So it can use 2 A7 + 2A15 or 3 A7 + 1 A15 or any other combination. So it will manage it's energy consumption according to the processing power needs.

    And finally a mode which uses all 8 cores for heavy duty tasks but I doubt that any app would need that anytime soon.
  • joaompp
    but can it play crysis
  • stevelord
    If Apple was announcing the same thing....there would be outrage...because it's Apple. But of course, Samsung gets a pass.
  • hp79
    10429299 said:
    shutup and take my moneysssssss
    Mine too!!

    But realistically, the A15 cores seems to be a power hog, almost the similar level to a Atom Z2760 while performing much worse. I'd rather get a Atom phone if intel can iron out all the bugs and driver issues, with OS as Android or Windows 8 x86. Wishful thinking, I know.

    I have a Note 1 (N7000), and I it's laggy with ICS even though I removed whole bunch of stuff. Dialer takes 2-4 seconds to show up.
  • kyuuketsuki
    FFS it's a 4+4 processor, not an 8-core.