Galaxy Note II benchmark shows 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos CPU

By on July 20, 2012, 4:30 PM

Rumors surfaced last month that Samsung would be releasing an update to the Galaxy Note that launched earlier this year. The phone is said to have a massive 5.5-inch display and a quad-core processor among other features. We now know that the latter bit of information is likely accurate thanks to recent test results uploaded to GLBenchmark.

Specifically, the handset will have a quad-core Exynos processor clocked at 1.6GHz, or 200MHz higher than the chip found in the recently released Galaxy S III. The dual-core Galaxy S II was clocked at 1.2GHz while the original Galaxy Note has a dual-core processor ticking along at 1.4GHz.

The benchmark results are a little higher than what the Galaxy S III is capable of according to SlashGear. We also know that the screen resolution on the tested device was 1,280 x 720, good for a 16:9 aspect ratio instead of the 16:10 found on the original. This lends some credit to earlier rumors about the screen being a little larger but the phone maintaining roughly the same chassis size.

The phone also appears to be running Android Jelly Bean, likely shipping as the native OS. It would seem a bit foolish at this point to launch what could be a flagship handset with yesterday’s operating system.

We still expect Samsung to introduce the handset on August 30, just one day before Germany’s IFA 2012 trade show begins. It seems that Samsung is keen on launching the smartphone before Apple makes the new iPhone available.

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soldier1969 soldier1969 said:

Its too early for a Note 2. I'm just getting used to my Note 1 with the recently updated ICS on it. Plus the new specs arent enough to warrent an upgrade this soon and lowering the res to 720p wtf? Keep the current 1280 x 800 res please dont dumb it down Samsung.

Steve Steve said:

The dual-core in the current Note is a little sluggish in my opinion. I have both the Note and GS3 and the GS3 is much snappier so updating the Note 2 with the quad-core warrants the upgrade alone in my opinion. I cannot wait for it to come out

Darth Shiv Darth Shiv said:

SGS3 also has Jelly Bean which would make your note a lot more responsive.

Guest said:


It's not too soon for a Galaxy Note 2 for me. I didn't buy the first version. So I say bring it on. It can't get here soon enough in the event that I decide to purchase it. :)

yellowspyder yellowspyder said:

But is it still sluggish with ICS? My gingerbread one is way too sluggish and decided to sell it (international model in the U.S.) because it will never get the ICS upgrade. Was going to buy the ATT version (even though I hate giving up my physical "home" button) but am on the fence now, waiting for more news on Note 2. However, even if it's announced the end of August, we probably won't see it in the U.S. until next year sometime (I'll never by another international model because they never get an OTA upgrade), so rather than be without a Note (I have the SGS 3 now and want my note back) until next year, I might get the ATT Note 1 right now, then think about upgrading next year.

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