By now, it is clear that there will be at least three The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Edition depends on whether they have 5G connectivity, and the chipset they are powered by. Rumor flew Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (whatever Samsung calls it) without 5G connectivity goes by model number SM-N985F.
As is typical, the numbering indicates that it is an Exynos version for the international market, and, surprise, surprise, not all carriers abroad have entered the 5G rat race such as Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile. . The FCC listing for the SM-N985F clearly lacks 5G frequency support in all connectivity instances.
On the other hand, there is a model marked as SM-G986B which is an Exynos variant with 5G connectivity, again for the international market. However, for the US the Snapdragon variant will only be available with a 5G modem.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Exynos vs Snapdragon Chipset Performance Benchmark
All of those reports state that the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G is about to come with some sort of enhanced Exynos 990 chipset, which, in its global form, may be premature, it seems. Exynos version, with model number SM-G986B, just popped up Geekbench, MySmartPrice found, and scored lower than, the SM-G986U version with the Snapdragon chipset.
It actually nets around the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s average score with the same amount of RAM and chipsets, so the global version of the Note 20 Ultra won’t magically have any performance from the Exynos 990, it seems.
Thankfully, carrier network and Qualcomm modem will arrive with the US version for patent-related reasons Snapdragon 865+, which will further enhance the differences with the Exynos version.
If we have to compare the first Snapdragon 865+ handset that we tested, our A review of the ROG Phone 3 shows that it is 3369 scoring in the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, so the performance difference may be much greater.
Of course, this may not be a retail version of the handset, and the actual number is less important than throttling and heating as well as graphics performance, which Samsung reportedly addressed with additional cooling and Exynos 990 optimization, so We. Just have to wait and test for myself.