An alleged variant of the Samsung Galaxy S10+ equipped with the Exynos 9820 chipset has recently been tested using popular benchmarking application AnTuTu. The device scored 325,076 points, which is significantly lower than the362,292 score obtained by some prototype devices using Qualcomm's upcoming flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 8150. However, this score is still significantly higher than the 301,757 points earned by the Snapdragon 845 SoC and the 311,840 points achieved by Huawei's latest processor, the Kirin 980. Furthermore, the Exynos 9820 SoC performed significantly better than the Exynos 9810 chipset found inside the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+. According to the rankings released by AnTuTu, the Exynos 9810 chipset inside the Galaxy S9+ managed to score 247,482 points, nearly an 80,000 point deficit compared to the newer SoC.
The benchmark results also provide some information about other hardware features of the device. The unit of the Galaxy S10+ identified by the model number SM-G975F will run a custom implementation of Android 9 Pie, offer 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of flash storage, as well as a 19:9 aspect ratio display, as per the same source.
Background: Samsung revealed its latest flagship chipset, the Exynos 9820, earlier this month. The fourth-generation CPU found inside the Exynos 9820 offers up to 20-percent improvement in single-core performance and a 15-percent increase in multi-core performance compared to its predecessor, the Exynos 9810. Meanwhile, Samsung claims that the Mali-G76 GPU is 40-percent faster than the GPU used by the Exynos 9810. This chipset is manufactured using the 8-nanometer Low Power Plus FinFET process node technology, which offers a 10-percent improvement in power efficiency compared to the 10-nanometer process node utilized by the previous-generation foundry effort.
Samsung is expected to unveil three models of its Android flagship series next year. These handsets will be called the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and the Galaxy S10 X, according to recent reports. Among their rumored features is the Infinity-O display, which sports a hole located near its top that will house the handset's front-facing camera. While it will be significantly smaller than a traditional display notch, users will not have the ability to hide the hole using a black notification display, insiders claimed earlier this fall. The Galaxy S10 will also reportedly sport an in-display fingerprint reader based on ultrasonic sensor technology.
The budget version of Samsung's flagship handset, the Galaxy S10, will supposedly have a flat 5.8-inch display and 4GB of RAM. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S10+ and the Galaxy S10 X will both sport curved displays, although the Galaxy S10+ will have a smaller 5.8-inch display and 6GB of RAM, while the Galaxy S10 X will have a 6.44-inch display and 8GB of RAM. The Galaxy S10 will ship with a dual-camera setup, while the other two models are said to have three rear imaging sensors. Recent rumors also state that Samsung is working on a variant of the Galaxy S10+ that can connect to 5G networks, although the company will likely only sell that particular device in South Korea. Consumers in Europe, Asia, and other markets will likely get the Exynos variants of the lineup, while users in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and China should get the models with the Snapdragon 8150 chipset.
Impact: The newly sighted benchmark listing highlights the alleged improvements made by Samsung with its latest Exynos SoC, which should result in a smoother user experience and improved battery life for owners of future devices using the new chip. Still, it remains to be seen how the Exynos 9820 fares against the Snapdragon 8150 that's expected to use a more advanced 7nm process node and is hence likely to be significantly more efficient.