The Samsung Galaxy Note10 will be fueled by the Exynos 9825 in Europe and India, it seems, as the Samsung SM-N970F, which is a variant of the Galaxy Note10, surfaced on Geekbench. This listing mentions the Exynos 9825 by mentioning its motherboard (universal9825), and that's a clear indication of the Exynos 9825, as the Exynos 9820 is presented as "universal9820" on Geekbench.
A tipster suggested quite some time ago that the Exynos 9825 will become a thing in the second half of this year, and what better devices to intro that chip with than the Galaxy Note10 and Note10+.
The Exynos 9825 will become Samsung's very first chip made using a 7nm EUV process, which is an improvement over the Exynos 9820. The Exynos 9820 is actually an 8nm chip, while the Snapdragon 855 is not made using Samsung's 7nm ultraviolet lithography, which is considered to be superior to TSMC's process.
Having said that, the Galaxy Note10 model that surfaced on Geekbench comes with 8GB of RAM and Android 9 Pie out of the box. Now, the difference between the Exynos 9820 and 9825 may not seem large, but it's possible that the Snapdragon 865 will be made using that very same production node, nothing is for sure yet, but it's a possibility… just to show you how different the Exynos 9825 is.
The 7nm LPP EUV silicon can be made with a 40-percent smaller footprint, and either 20-percent faster or with the 50-percent reduction in power draw… compared to 10nm chips in the Galaxy Note9 and iPhone X. So you can see how much of a change that is.
The Samsung SM-N970F that surfaced on Geekbench was able to score 4,495 points in the single-core, and 10,223 points in the multi-core test. For comparison's sake, the Exynos 9820-powered Galaxy S10+ was able to hit 4,357 points in the single-core, and 10,045 points in the multi-core test. So, in terms of sheer horsepower, the two chips are not that different.
The Samsung Galaxy Note10 will become official on August 7, alongside the Galaxy Note10+. Those two phones are expected to arrive in both 4G and 5G variants, though those are only rumors for now. If that ends up being the case, the availability of the 5G unit will be limited, as it will launch in a limited number of markets.
The Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ will be quite similar in terms of the design, both will be made out of metal and glass, and both will ship with a curved display. The Galaxy Note10+ will be larger than the Galaxy Note10, and it will also include an extra camera on the back, a 3D ToF camera. Other than that, however, the two phones will be identical.
The Snapdragon 855 or 855+ variant of the Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ will be available in the US and China. We are still not sure what chip will Samsung use, but the Snapdragon 855+ did become official a couple of days ago, so it's quite possible that the company will opt for that unit, as Samsung probably knew that it's about to launch for quite some time now.