Samsung Galaxy Note III to use Exynos 5 Octa processor?

An article by The Korea Times about Samsung’s chip business contains an interesting hint about the rumoured Galaxy Note III phablet. With Apple looking to reduce its business with the company with which it has been engaged in numerous lawsuits, Samsung is looking to China to replace any lost business and grow it further. To do so, Samsung Electronics CEO Kwon Oh-hyun and other top executives met with a number of Chinese companies during CES to ramp up their business. One topic was Samsung’s recently introduced 8-core Exynos 5 Octa chipset. “We have introduced the Exynos 5 Octa to appeal to Chinese clients and diversify our client base in China with better pricing and output commitment,” said a senior-level Samsung executive during the show.

The report adds that the Exynos 5 Octa could also make its way into the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note III. Supporting earlier reports, it adds that the phablet would also sport a 6.3-inch display. With development lead times for smartphones being as long as they are, it’s not unreasonable to think that Samsung is already well into the development of this device and that it would use the latest technologies in a bid to stay atop the increasingly crowded phablet market.

Samsung’s discussions with other manufacturers suggests that we could also see the Exynos 5 Octa show up in a variety of other flagship devices.

Read more: The Korea Times (Source: UnwiredView)