Samsung has officially released the Note 10 and it’s time to be hopeful about Samsung’s next flagship model. The Samsung Galaxy S11 will take the performance at another level with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. It might be a little disappointing to know that the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ arrive with the standard Snapdragon 855, not the more improved Snapdragon 855 Plus. However, keep in mind that the Snapdragon 855 Plus only offers a modest speed boost over the standard Snapdragon 855, while the Snapdragon 865 is simple a new generation in the 8xx family. Just like what applies today, Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S11 could be available only for US consumers.
In recent Geekbench tests, the Snapdragon 865 SoC has appeared, powering a device called “Qualcomm Kona”, which is probably Qualcomm’s internally-used device for test purposes. The new SoC reaches 4160 points for single-core performance and 13000 points for multi-core performance. There’s a possibility that the final production version of Snapdragon 865 may not have similar performance. However, the single-core performance of Snapdragon 865 is about 700 points higher than the Snapdragon 855 and 2500 points higher for the multi-core performance. This also means that the non-production version of Snapdragon 865 is about 20 percent faster. It shouldn’t be too surprising if the optimized production model is 30 percent faster.
It’s also important to mention that the Qualcomm Kona runs Android 10, which is still in beta versions. So, Google hasn’t fully optimized Android 10 yet and there could still be a few glitches to fix. So, the combination of immature SoC and Android 10 beta version may have a slight or significant effect on the performance. At its current state, the Snapdragon 865 appears to be faster than A12 Bionic processor used by Apple iPhone XS and XS Max. But, we need to see whether the next generation A13 Bionic processor could perform well compared to the production version of Snapdragon 865. The A12 Bionic processor is roughly 10 percent faster compared to A11 Bionic, used by iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.