It is now clear that there will be at least three Galaxy Note 20 Ultra versions, depending on whether they have a 5G connection and the chipset from which they are powered. They talked Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (anything Samsung calls it) the model without a 5G connection is marked with the model number SM-N985F.
As is typical, the numbering suggests that this is the Exynos version for the international market, and surprise, surprise, not all carriers abroad entered the 5G rat race, such as Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile. The FCC list for the SM-N985F clearly does not support 5G frequency in all connection mentions.
On the other hand, there is a model called SM-G986B, which is a version of Exynos with a 5G connection, again for the international market. However, the Snapdragon variant for the USA will only be available with the 5G modem switched on.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Exynos versus Snapdragon chip performance standards
It seems that all these reports that the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G will come with some kind of improved Exynos 990 chipset in its global variant, could be premature. The Exynos version with model number SM-G986B has just appeared Geekbench. MySmartPrice found and scored less than the SM-G986U Snapdragon chipset.
Indeed, it’s a network around the average Galaxy S20 Ultra score with the same amount of RAM and chipset, so it looks like the Exynos 990 won’t have any global performance on the global version of the Note 20 Ultra.
Fortunately, the US version, for reasons related to network operators and Qualcomm modem patents, will come with Snapdragon 865+, which will further increase the gap with the Exynos version.
If we have to compare the first Snapdragon 865+ phone we tested, ours The ROG Phone 3 survey shows that it scored more than 3,369 points in the multi-core Geekbench 5 test, so the difference in performance can be quite significant.
Of course, it doesn’t have to be a retail version of the handset, and the actual numbers are less important than throttling and reheating under pressure, as well as the graphics performance that Samsung reportedly solved with the extra cooling and optimization of the Exynos 990, so “I have to wait and test myself.