A few weeks ago Snapdragon 600 powered Samsung Galaxy Note II leaked in AnTuTu benchmark. It seems that refreshed version of Samsung Galaxy Note II was a real deal. Today China Mobile which is nation’s biggest mobile operator, officially announced Samsung Galaxy Note II GT-N7108D. The refreshed version of hugely popular phablet is now powered by a faster processor and Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). This time Samsung used Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset running at 1.9GHz along with powerful Adreno 320 GPU. The same chipset is powering several other high-end Andriod phones like Samsung Galaxy S4 (U.S varient), HTC Butterfly S etc.
The original Samsung Galaxy Note II was using Samsung’s own 1.6GHz Quad-core Exynos 4412 chipset and Mali 400 GPU. For a comparison the new Galaxy Note II scores 26k+ in AnTuTu benchmark while Exynos powered Note II manages score between 17-18K. So this specification bump will give a noticeable performance boost to the phablet which started to show its age. Apart from this increased performance, the new Note II will support TD-SCDMA, W-CDMA, TDD-LTE, and FDD-LTE-enabled network.
The rest of the specification is identical to the original that means there is 2GB RAM, 5.5 inch 720p HD Super AMOLED screen, 8MP rear camera, 1.9MP front camera, S-Pen, 16GB internal memory, microSD card slot and beefy 3,100 mAh battery. Samsung Galaxy Note II GT-N7108D will come with TouchWiz skinned Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean while the global Note II is still running older Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. This new version of Note II will be available on Chinese Mobile only. We don’t have any information about global release yet.
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