Qualcomm has selected the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 as a candidate to test out its latest Gobi 9×35 modem. Well, becoming a guinea pig isn’t a bad thing as the smartphone is being treated to the Snapdragon 805 SOC which isn’t slated to arrive in the market before H2 2014.
According to Qualcomm, the main purpose of the demo is to showcase the Gobi 9×35 modem’s capabilities. In cooperation with SK Telecom, KT and Samsung, the chipmaker managed to pull off the first live demo of LTE Advanced Category 6 which is capable of delivering up to 300Mbps of download speed.
This Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been specially modified for the demo giving rise to the possibility that the South Korean conglomerate could launch a variant of its flagship phablet with the Snapdragon 805 chipset. This is highly feasible especially if the company plans to move on to a 64-bit SOC for its next generation Note device.
Coming to the Snapdragon 805 SOC, Qualcomm is touting it as an Ultra HD processor. Compared to the current Snapdragon 800 chip, this one supports up to 4K display resolutions and it comes with dual camera ISPs. The main improvements are in the architecture. It features the latest Krait 450 cores that can go all the way up to 2.7GHz and the graphics performance has been improved by 40% with the new Adreno 420 GPU.
While it’s not written in stone, Samsung could offer a variant of the Galaxy Note 3 in the future with Snapdragon 805 inside. It wouldn’t be a tough task getting it done considering that it already has a unit up and running.