Samsung released the Snapdragon 855-powered Galaxy S10 only in North America, South America, and China, but the rest of the world got the Exynos 9820-powered S10. Next year, it’s going to be the exact opposite as the upcoming Samsung flagship the Galaxy S11 will use the Snapdragon 865 chipset over the company’s indigenously built Exynos 990 chipset in all regions, except Europe, according to The Elec, a Korean publication.
The main reason behind Samsung relying less on Exynos 990 and more on SD865, as per The Elec, is a significant difference in performance between the two chipsets. While Samsung hasn’t said anything officially as to why they are relying more on Qualcomm’s chipset, rumors of Samsung relying more on SD 865 and less on Exynos 990 for S11 have been circulating for the past few days. The latest report only buttresses the previous rumors.
The Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform includes the Snapdragon X55 Modem-RF System to offer 5G connectivity, 5th gen Qualcomm® Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine, new Qualcomm Spectra™ 480 ISP, which captures professional-quality videos at Gigapixel speeds while simultaneously taking brilliant 64MP photos, and performance for the next-gen smartphones.
On Geekbench, Qualcomm’s latest flagship chipset managed a single-core score of 4,303 and a multi-core score of 13,344 vs Snapdragon 855 Plus’s single-core score of around 3,700 and a multi-core score of 11,400. This suggests that the SD 865 is overwhelmingly faster than the 855+. Unfortunately, we don’t the benchmark scores of Exynos 990 yet.
Rumor has it that the Samsung Galaxy S11 series of smartphones will be launched on February 18 next year. You can know more about the Galaxy S11 by clicking on this link.