The Galaxy Note 3 has grabbed the spotlight in recent times, as a spate of rumours surrounding the expected features of the upcoming flagship smartphone from Samsung have surfaced online.Though there is no official word about its release, an alleged prototype of the Galaxy Note 3 running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has surfaced online in a recent AnTuTu benchmark.
The benchmark results first showed up on the Chinese news website, MyDrivers.com, which depicts a score of 27,914 points for the handset. Such a high-scoring result for the Note 3 has further fuelled speculation that the next-gen Galaxy Note will be powered by the ultra-powerful Exynos 5 Octa processor. Though the leaked screenshot of the benchmark does not reveal any specifics of the device, it suggests that the smartphone runs on a 1.6GHz processor with the model number GT-7200.
The model numbers depicted in the benchmark show several N7200 handsets running on various Android OS iterations (see the image above), whose paltry scores seriously fail to compete against the Note 3. This gives an impression that the benchmark could be completely faked. On the contrary, recent EXIF data and reports of leaked specifications carrying the same model number GT-7200 that appeared online, suggest that the benchmark report could actually lend more credibility to earlier speculations.
Quite surprisingly, Google has been tight-lipped about the release date for its next iteration of the Android operating system and there was no mention of it even at the company's annual I/O event. However, if the rumour turns out true, then the Galaxy Note 3 will be the first non-Nexus device to run Android 4.3 out of the box.
Given the odds with unconfirmed hardware specifications for the device and the fact that the benchmark results portray a prototype model (without processor specifics) rather than the final version of Note 3, the rumour should be taken with a pinch of salt. Google's secrecy over the development work of its next Android OS iteration will clearly raise more doubts and render the report as mere speculation.