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Forget about the Note 10 and get excited for the Galaxy S11 with the first Snapdragon 865 benchmark

August 9, 2019

If you’ve been following the news as far as high-end smartphone chips are concerned, you might be a little disappointed to see both the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ powered by the “old” Snapdragon 855 rather than the hot new 855+ SoC. Of course, “international” variants of both new handsets are packing Exynos 9825 processors, but that’s a different discussion.

What potential US buyers should keep in mind is that the Snapdragon 855+ silicon brings modest speed improvements to the table, as suggested by Qualcomm itself and confirmed in early benchmarks of the gaming-centric Asus ROG Phone 2 and Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro. Naturally, that will absolutely not be the case when the Snapdragon 865 is released, and we already have some benchmark results of what we presume to be a reference device of sorts to prove it.

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