While Samsung currently tends to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge’s demands from the market, the rumour mills are already buzzing about the Galaxy Note 5’s successor. From the fresh batch of rumours, the one that caught our eye was about the processor used in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 6. Usually, the Galaxy Note gets announced in September annually at a Samsung Unpacked event.
SamMobile spotted a Chinese whisper pointing at the possibility of the Galaxy Note 6 featuring a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 chipset.
While the information is scarce on this new chipset, the only available details mention about 64-bit four Kryo cores wherein the two cores are clocked at 2.6GHz or 3GHz while other two at 2GHz. This chipset will feature the Adreno 530 GPU clocked at 720MHz. The Snapdragon 823 appears to be an overclocked edition of the Snapdragon 820.
Currently, Samsung has the Exynos 8890, its home-grown flagship mobile chipset, which has been used in the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge already. Apart from that, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge variants house the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset.
Last year, Samsung’s flagship devices – Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 Edge had Exynos 7420 Octa chipset in common.
The Snapdragon 823 chipset rumour is not backed by any benchmark entry or other evidence. We suggest you to take it with a grain of salt.