A briefly-leaked benchmarks result for the Galaxy Note II shows the awaited phablet topping the performance of the Galaxy S III.
Leaked for a short time on the GLBenchmark site, the Galaxy Note II is shown to have powerful hardware capable of topping the performance of the current Samsung flagship smartphone.
The leaked results was for a certain Samsung GT-N7100 and with the current Galaxy Note being the Samsung GT-N7000, it has been assumed that the benchmarks are for its successor, the Galaxy Note II.
The benchmarks has been taken down but not until PhoneArena managed to snap a screen shot of it.
In the image shown below, the Galaxy Note II has outperformed the Galaxy S III in two out of the three tests which results are shown.
For the GLBenchmark 2.1 Egypt High test, the Samsung Galaxy Note II scored “6576 Frames” at a frame rate of 58.2 frames per second.
Compare this to the Galaxy S III posting a “6522 Frames (57.7 Fps)” result for the same test.
For the GLBenchmark 2.1 Egypt Offscreen 720p test, the Galaxy Note II scored “12,783 Frames” at a frame rate of 113.1 frames per second.
The Galaxy S III result on GLBenchmark for the same test is “11701 Frames (103.5 Fps)”
However, the Galaxy S III beats the Galaxy Note II in the GLBenchmark 2.1 Pro Offscreen 720p test as the Note scored “7139 Frames (142.8 Fps” on the test with the S III posting a “7773 Frames (155.5 Fps)” result.
According to PhoneArena, the GLEnvironment and System tabs on the benchmark results when they were still up showed that the Galaxy Note II tested on the site was equipped with an Exynos 4412 quad-core processor and a Mali-400 MP graphics processor.
This is the same CPU and GPU combination which powers the Galaxy S III. However, the Galaxy S III CPU is clocked at 1.4GHz while the Samsung GT-N7100 tested on GLBenchmark had a processor clocked at 1.6GHz.
“If this GT-7100 is indeed the Note II, it won’t be a Cortex-A15 endeavor,” the site says.
“Makes perfect sense that Samsung will be willing to use the same Exynos, and keep the Cortex-A15 surprises for next year’s generation and/or its future tablets, considering there is nothing overshadowing its Cortex-A9 out there right now, and the die shrink has already occurred,” it explains.
Other details from the test show that the Galaxy Note II may have a screen that has a 720p resolution (1,280 x 720 pixels, according to PhoneArena). This is actually fewer pixels than the 1,280 x 800 pixels resolution of the current Galaxy Note.
The outgoing Samsung Galaxy Note has a 5.3-inch Super AMOLED screen. The Galaxy Note II is expected to have an even bigger screen at 5.5 inches as recent rumors have suggested.
Those already wary of the big size of the original Galaxy Note – which has earned it the moniker of being a phablet or a tabphone – should be appeased though because Samsung is expected to debut a smaller Galaxy Note II despite the larger screen.
This is expected to be pulled off by the South Korean consumer electronics giant by trimming the bezel of the phone.
Nonetheless, what PhoneArena wants to see – and quite frankly, we do too – with the Galaxy Note II is that the screen become an HD Super AMOLED Plus screen with a regular RGB matrix.
The Galaxy Note II is expected to be launched by Samsung a day before the IFA expo at the end of next month as the company will host one of its Unpacked events in Berlin.