Last updated on August 8th, 2019 at 06:27 am

[Update] The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 has officially launched and the phone is confirmed to features the Exynos 9825 chipset and the older none plus Qualcomm Snapdragon 855.

With the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 launching soon there is a lot of hype building up for it as well as multiple leaks.

The new phone (are phablets a thing anymore?) is expected to launch with the new Exynos 9825 chipset which is effectively an overclocked Exynos 9820.

It is believed that Samsung will follow their usual trend of launching two variants for different markets. EU will likely get the Exynos 9825 but it is thought that the US may get the newly announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus.

At the moment there is conflicting information on this, there have been leaked benchmarks indicating the normal Snapdragon 855, but it would also seem odd for Samsung to launch one version with a new more powerful chipset then keep the older chipset at the same time the Snapdragon 855 Plus has just been announced.

If they do launch it with the normal SD855 there will be quite a bit of difference in performance between the two variations.

If we pretend/hope/pray that the SD855+ variant gets launched then two Geekbench scores have recently leaked that may give an idea of the performance we will see.

One with the Samsung running an Exynos 9825 SoC mated to 8GB RAM and then also recently a ROG Phone 2 which uses the Snapdragon 855+ though this is paired with 12GB of RAM.

Due to the RAM differences and different manufactueres, the comparisons are not 100% accurate but we can get an idea of how they compare.

The Exynos 9825 manages to score an impressing single-core score of 4495 and then a multi-core score of 10223. In comparison, the Galaxy S10+ with its Exynos 9820 is listed with a single-core score of 4357 and the multi-core score of 10045 points. 

At the moment we don't know how the Exynos 9825 differs exactly from the Exynos 9820. The benchmarks list a base frequency of 1.95 GHz but this is what is used by the smaller cores and it is likely the powerful cores that are overclocked.

The current Exynos 9820 SoC integrates three clusters of processor cores with different architectures. Two big Samsung custom M4 cores clock up to 2.7 GHz and deliver peak performance. Two additional ARM Cortex-A75 cores are also for performance tasks and clock at up to 2.3 GHz. Finally, four small and power-efficient ARM-Cortex A55 cores clock at up to 1.9 GHz are in the third cluster. 

The Snapdragon 855+ on the ROG Phone 2 scores a much lower single-core speed of 3616 but then surpasses it with the multi-core performance with 11103. The SD855+ is the same as the normal SD855 but one “prime” core running at 2.96GHz (up from 2.84GHz), three other big cores (the A76-based Kryo 485 Gold) at 2.42GHz and then the four small cores.

The current fastest Android phone on Geekbench is the Black Shark 2 which has the normal Snapdragon 855 and has a score of 3428 for single-score and 10771 multi-core points.