The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and its younger sibling are wildly popular these days, with less than a week in the official announcement, all eyes are on these devices and frankly, there are a lot of mixed feelings.
For starters, we know that the Galaxy Note 20 comes with a 60Hz flat screen display and costs $ 999. What’s worse is that the global variant of the device will come with the Exynos 990 instead of the Exynos 992, while some markets like the US will get the Snapdragon 865 Plus variant.
The Exynos 990 on Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is still not good enough
While we’ve reported how the Exynos 990 on the Galaxy Note 20 series will be more optimized, the recent report suggests otherwise because the scores are nothing to write home about. According to the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra’s Geekbench 5 rating, the phone scores 928 in single core and 2,721 in multi-core. By comparison, my Exynos 990-powered Galaxy S20 Plus scored 938 in single-core and 2,726 in multi-core. So to see that the performance is more or less the same for a brand new device a week away from launch is disappointing to say the least.
Again, it should come as no surprise that these results, posted by a $ 1,400-priced device, are disappointing to say the least. While the Snapdragon 865 Plus variant will generally perform much, much better. Unfortunately, that model will be limited to markets such as the US, China and a number of other markets, because for the global variant, you stick with the Exynos 990 variant.
This means that at the moment the biggest selling point for the Galaxy Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra is the S-Pen as the differences between the S20 series and Note 20 series are much smaller than we imagined.