For now, it is clear that there will be at least three Galaxy Note 20 Ultra versions, depending on whether they have 5G connectivity and the chipset they are powered by. The rumored one Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (whatever Samsung says so) the model without 5G connectivity goes by the model number SM-N985F.
As usual, the numbering indicates that this is an Exynos version for the international market and, surprisingly, not all overseas carriers have entered the 5G rat race like Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile. The SMC N985F FCC list clearly does not have 5G frequency support in all connectivity mentions.
On the other hand, there is a model marked as SM-G986B which is an Exynos version with 5G connectivity, again for the international market. However, the Snapdragon version will only be available with a 5G modem enabled.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Exynos vs Snapdragon chipset performance benchmarks
All those reports that the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G will come with a kind of Exynos 990 chipset powered in its global variant, may have been premature. The Exynos version, with the model number SM-G986B, appeared Geekbench, MySmartPrice found, and scored less than what was marked the SM-G986U version with the Snapdragon chipset.
It’s actually around the average score of a Galaxy S20 Ultra with the same amount of RAM and chipset, so you won’t magically get the performance of Exynos 990 on the overall version of the Note 20 Ultra.
Fortunately, the US version will arrive, for reasons involving networks of operators and Qualcomm modem patents Snapdragon 865+, which will further widen the gap with the Exynos version.
If we have to compare it to the first Snapdragon 865+ phone we tested, ours The review of ROG Phone 3 proves it to score 3369 in the reference of several Geekbench 5 cores, so the performance difference can be quite strong.
Of course, this may not be a retail version of the phone, and the actual numbers are less important than acceleration and pressure heating, as well as the graphics performance that Samsung has dealt with with additional cooling and Exynos 990 optimizations, so I will just have to wait and try it for ourselves.