“Qualcomm may announce a faster Snapdragon 865+ chipset later this year, which will likely power the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series”
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is expected to launch in the second half of 2020 if all goes according to the company’s plan. Like last year, we expect to see at least two models in the lineup, a regular Galaxy Note 20 and a souped up Galaxy Note 20+. Recent reports have suggested the Galaxy Note 20 might retain same design and hardware as the Galaxy S20 but with the S Pen support and squared corners. Now, noted tipster Ice Universe, citing the Galaxy Note 20+ Geekbench results claims the phone will ship with the unannounced Snapdragon 865+ SoC since it has a core frequency as high as 3.09GHz, compared to the 2.84GHz clock speed on the regular Snapdragon 865. To recall, Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon 855+ chipset in the second half of 2019 with a slightly higher CPU and GPU compared to the regular Snapdragon 855.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series may also include a Galaxy Note 20 Ultra model much like the Galaxy S20 Ultra. These phones could come with a centre-positioned punch-hole design, a rectangular camera module at the back and a dynamic Quad HD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate as seen on the current Galaxy S20 series. While some markets may get the Snapdragon 865+-powered Note 20 series, India will likely get the phones with an Exynos processor. To recall, Samsung also made a similar move as Qualcomm when it announced the Exynos 9825 chipset on the Galaxy Note 10 series last year. The processor was a slight upgrade to the Exynos 9820. Similarly, the company may launch the Galaxy Note 20 series with an upgraded Exynos chipset, possibly called Exynos 995.
The Samsung Galaxy Note flagships usually launch around August ahead of the IFA show, but considering the current coronavirus pandemic across the globe and supply chain facing delay, the Galaxy Note 20-series announcement could be pushed further down the year. But then again, we’re still months away and things could change at any turn.