Lately Samsung has done an excellent job keeping things very quiet regarding their upcoming devices, and have gone as far as stopping most leaks too. However, the Galaxy Note III hasn't been quite too successful in keeping out of the news and today we're getting a leaked benchmark result of the Snapdragon 800 powered LTE model.
If recent leaks and rumors are correct, Samsung might be taking a multiple device strategy with the Note III. Just like the Galaxy S4 we won't simply get one device. Between different screen sizes, models, processors, and even LTE support, the Note III launch could be a bit confusing.
As usual, benchmark results such as AnTuTu can be faked, but we're seeing a rather odd Galaxy Note III device getting tested this afternoon. The leak reveals the SM-N9005 Snapdragon 800 quad-core powered LTE model, running around 2.3 GHz. This lines up with other Snappy 800 devices, but the score of only 22k comes in a bit low, which is why we're unsure of the legitimacy of the results.
It's also worth noting that the device appears to be running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the latest Android version, which at the moment only a few Nexus devices and Google Play edition phones are enjoying. This could certainly be a faked result, but at the same time the Note III is out in the wild with the September 4th announcement coming up quick.
Samsung's been excellent about launching all their devices as of late with the absolute latest version of Android, and we're expecting 4.3 JB to be on board when they announce the Note III next month at Samsung Unpacked Ep.2 in Berlin for IFA.