Samsung usually equips one generation of Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series phones each with the same Exynos processor, but that might change this year.
According to industry sources speaking to ZDNet Korea, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 will use an Exynos 992 chipset, which will offer improved performance over the Exynos 990 used by the Samsung Galaxy S20 range in most regions outside the US. This would in part be due to its smaller 6nm (nanometer) size, which allows for greater efficiency than the 7nm Exynos 990.
Based on previous rumors it would also be a slight improvement on the Snapdragon 865 (which is also 7nm) used by the S20 range in the US – though we’re only talking a 1-3% boost over that. The Snapdragon 865 already performs better than the Exynos 990 though, so the difference should be more noticeable outside the US.
The information comes courtesy of a Dutch blog which also revealed the Galaxy Note20′s battery model number — code EB-BN980ABY. The battery has been revealed to be rated at 3,880 mAh, typical capacity — which should translate to the capacity of around 4,000 mAh for promotional material. Interestingly, this is the same size as the Galaxy S20’s battery, with the Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra both sporting bigger batteries.
Apart from this, the Galaxy Note 20+ has been spotted on Geekbench revealing some of its key specs. As per the listing, the phone is tipped to bring Android 10 and 8GB of RAM.
The launch of the phone is expected to be in August. However, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic may lead to come changes in the plans. But if the company does go ahead with the launch of the smartphone, it is quite likely that the event will be an online-only show — much like what we saw with the launch of the OnePlus 8 series launch.