A high-speed LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has been spotted on Vodafone Germany's booth at the IFA electronics industry trade show in Berlin. Softpedia reports the device is similar to the non-LTE version, except for increased 4G data speeds, and is expected to cost approximately £500.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE
A 16GB Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE model will be priced at 640 Euro.

Meanwhile, GSMArena has published photographs of what is supposed to be the Galaxy Note 2 LTE and has also conducted a benchmark test. In the BenchmarkPi test, which measures the processor's capabilities, the Note 2 beat fellow quad core entrants. However, it was in turn beaten, and this is perhaps a little surprising, by dual core smartphones such as the Sony Experia T and V. Similarly, in the Nenamark 2-GPU test and the Quadrant test (which looks at both CPU and GPU), the Note 2 LTE defeated quad core rivals but scored less well than the dual-core smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE packs a similar processor to that used in the HSPA model.

The Galaxy Note 2 is expected to launch in October and will appear in two colours - white and grey.

"Last year at IFA, we launched the Galaxy Note, which opened a new category of smart mobile devices. This year, again at IFA, I am proud to announce the Galaxy Note II, which will encourage users to unleash their inner creativity. With a perfect viewing experience and unique and differentiated features, users can discover information and capture their ideas faster, express thoughts freely and manage tasks more efficiently. For anyone who wants to be creative, expressive and unique, the Samsung Galaxy Note II will be the ideal device, allowing users to live a life extraordinary," J K Shin, the president of the IT & mobile communications division at Samsung Electronics, said.