It has almost been an year since Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was launched. It appears that the company is actually working on a new variant of the Note 2, despite the fact that the Galaxy Note 3 is due to be released in the next couple of months. As per a leaked AnTuTu benchmark, this particular variant is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor as opposed to Samsung’s own Exynos processor.
The benchmark reveals the GT-N7108D model number. This Note 2 variant is seen powered by a 1.9 GHz Snapdragon 600 processor and running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It clinches a score of 26901 points, making it even faster than the Galaxy S4. It appears that this variant is going to be released initially in China with support for its TD-LTE network. This would make sense, since Qualcomm’s chips have integrated LTE modem that offers greater efficieny and better battery life. The variant has also stopped by the FCC, documents reveal it has support for Wi-Fi 802.11ac, which can be found in latest flagships such as HTC One and Galaxy S4. So even if one can argue that the benchmark is a fake, FCC filing indicates that a new Note 2 variant is definitely under the wraps.
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