All three Samsung Galaxy S20 phones pass through Geekbench with S865 chips, 12GB of RAM

Peter, 31 January 2020

The three Galaxy S20 phones have taken their turn running Geekbench 5.1. The models headed to the South Korean and US markets, specifically, which are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 rather than a home-grown Samsung chipset (it seems that only European models will use Exynos 9830).

Korean versions: Samsung Galaxy S20 Korean versions: Galaxy S20+ Korean versions: Galaxy S20 Ultra
Korean versions: Samsung Galaxy S20 • Galaxy S20+ • Galaxy S20 Ultra

The trio packs 12GB of RAM (the value reported by the benchmark is lower as a part of RAM is reserved for the GPU). The benchmark score is essentially the same for all three phones and matches up with other upcoming Snapdragon 865 phones that have gone through the test. There’s variation, but that’s to be expected with pre-release software and hardware.

The three model numbers are SM-G981 (Galaxy S20), SM-G986 (Galaxy S20+) and SM-G988 (Galaxy S20 Ultra). An “N” denotes a South Korean model while “U” stands for US model. We couldn’t find results from “F” models, however, those are usually the ones that land in Europe.

US versions: Samsung Galaxy S20 US versions: Galaxy S20+ US versions: Galaxy S20 Ultra
US versions: Samsung Galaxy S20 • Galaxy S20+ • Galaxy S20 Ultra

Another thing to note about the model numbers – they are 1 higher than usual, e.g. the Galaxy S10e is G970 and the S10+ is G975. This means that these are probably the 5G versions of the phones, the LTE models are G980 and G985. It’s not clear if the S20 Ultra will get a LTE version, but it looks like “no”. The LTE models are aimed at markets where carriers are yet to roll out their 5G networks.

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Reader comments

  • Anonymous

Right? Exynos or Snapdragon will work well.

  • Anonymous

I won't mind buying exynos if it will have good battery life unlike last 2 generations. If the camera will be great the screen great, won't matter if would be exynos or snapdragon.

  • Anonymous

Inferior? Is that why 8 out of 10 gens it was wiping the floor with Snapdragon?