Samsung has launched a refreshed Galaxy Note 2 in China powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 SoC while keeping the other specifications the same as the older Note 2.

The original Note 2 was powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 4412 SoC which wasn’t all that bad but, as compared to the Snapdragon 600 the Exynos doesn’t stand a chance. The new version of Note 2 supports TD-LTE, which the Exynos 4412 didn’t support. Considering that the Snapdragon 600 is a very powerful SoC, the Snapdragon 800 which is expected to arrive in Note 3 will be the best processors one could have in their mobile device.

Earlier ParityNews’ sister site ParityPortal reported existence of a Note 2 refresh also known as the GT-N7108D which scored a whopping 26,901 in Antutu benchmarks just behind Xperia Z Ultra and Galaxy S4-LTE Advanced.

Samsung hasn’t put in anything new apart from the processor – so the 5.5-inch 720p display, 2GB RAM, S-Pen, 3,100 mAh battery remain intact.