So far, 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 from which they are powered. The rumored Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (whatever Samsung calls it) the 5G wireless model goes with the model number SM-N985F.
As is typical, the count shows that this is an Exynos version for the international market, and, surprisingly, not all overseas carriers have entered the 5G mouse race like Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile have here. The FCC ranking for the SM-N985F clearly lacks 5G frequency support in all connection references.
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. The Snapdragon variant for the US, however, will only be available with a 5G switch on.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Exynos vs Snapdragon chipset performance standards
All those reports that the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G will come with some sort of enhanced Exynos 990 chipset in its global version, may have been premature, it seems. The Exynos version, with model number SM-G986B, has just appeared Geekbench, MySmartPrice found and scored less than the SM-G986U version with the Snapdragon chipset.
Actually networks around the average score of a Galaxy S20 Ultra with the same amount of RAM and chipset, so there will be no magic performance gained from the Exynos 990 in the global version of the Note 20 Ultra, it seems.
Thankfully, the US version, for reasons involving carrier networks and Qualcomm modem patents, will catch up with it. Snapdragon 865+, which will further widen the gap with the Exynos version.
If we have to compare with the first Snapdragon 865+ phone we tested, ours The ROG Phone 3 review shows that it scores 3369 on the Geekbench 5 multi-core standard, so the performance change can be quite drastic.
Of course, this may not be a retail version of the handset, and the actual numbers are less important than the shock and pressure under heat, as well as the graphical performance, which Samsung reportedly addressed with additional cooling and optimizations Exynos 990, so we Just have to wait and try ourselves.