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Galaxy S20+ Snapdragon variant benchmark reveals no surprises

Less than a month before the Galaxy S20 is set to go official, its Snapdragon variant has made its first appearance on the Geekbench benchmark database. Specifically, someone tested the SM-G986U, which should be the 5G variant of the Galaxy S20+, the middle-end Galaxy S20 model (for those who missed it, Samsung’s next flagship reportedly isn’t going to be called Galaxy S11). As expected, the benchmark doesn’t hold any surprises.

According to Geekbench, the benchmarked device was running on a Qualcomm chip codenamed “kona”. That would be the Snapdragon 865, the chip Samsung will use for its flagship in the United States and Canada (and most likely China). The scores for the Snapdragon variant are notably higher than the Exynos variant that had popped up on Geekbench a couple of months ago. That is probably because Samsung has managed to better optimize the software since then, which is standard fare in the development life cycle for every new smartphone.

The Snapdragon 865 is accompanied by 12 gigs of RAM, which will be the maximum available on every Galaxy S20 model. The Galaxy S20 series will run Android 10 out of the box like other newly announced Galaxy devices, although it will come with version 2.1 of One UI, as we had exclusively revealed a few months back. The benchmark doesn’t reveal much else, but there are plenty of rumors and leaks floating around that give us a fairly good idea of what to expect.

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Kibin81
Kibin81

Btw when you said that 12 GB ram would be max, that’s only for the S10, S10 5G, S10+ and S10+ 5G. The S10 Ultra is rumored to have 16 GB ram, 5500 mAh battery, 5G will be default, and afew other things. Hope the 2k 120hz display lives up.

JSH1973
JSH1973

SD and Exynos it won’t matter, by the time of release they’ll be close enough that no one will be able to tell the difference in real life situations.
I have the Exynos Note 10 plus 5G and could not be happier, benchmark results means very little/nothing at flagship level these days

toni566
toni566

Deshalb hatte ich ja auch “auf dem Papier” geschrieben. Wenn man jedoch in liest, dass wohl beispielsweise beim S10 Plus bei Geräten mit dem SNAPDRAGON die Batterie länger durchhält als beim EXYNOS, spricht das Bände.

Es ist auch überhaupt nicht einzusehen, weshalb SAMSUNG seinen europäischen Kunden zum gleichen Preis “seinen” Prozessor aufzwingt und es keinerlei Auswahlmöglichkeiten gibt (ein eigenständiger Import ist für mich keine Alternative).

Letztendlich muss/ wird man sehen, wenn das S20 auf dem Markt ist, wie es “läuft”. 🤔🙄

Pr1m3MOD
Pr1m3MOD

It actually means “you pay the same and you get less” from my point of view. For a 200€ phone it’s “OK” but this one will be around the 1000€.

Pr1m3MOD
Pr1m3MOD

As someone that has been getting their latest S-series flagship for years, I’m really tired to continue with that trend. The S20+ won’t bring any worthy feature for an upgrade and it is really ugly (imo). That added to the fact that Samsung thinks that EU customers are dumb ass customers that just buy their latest phone without realising they’re getting a worse phone than NA/China customers doesn’t help either. 5G would literally be the only reason to upgrade, because I could game on my PC from my Phone on my way to work. That won’t be cheap tho and… Read more »

toni566
toni566

Sollte es u. a. bei diesen Werten bleiben (wenn auch nur auf dem “Papier”), ist es schon aus dem Grund eine Frechheit, dass man den europäischen/ deutschen Kunden die Verwendung “ihres” EXYNOS- Prozessors “vorschreibt” und sich das dann auch noch schwer bezahlen lässt. 😔😟😠