Note 10's Exynos 9825 vs Snapdragon 855+ vs S10's 9820 specs and benchmarks
The opposite used to be a familiar refrain for years - the US gets a Snapdragon-equipped Galaxy S line flagship, because... Qualcomm patents, but also Verizon and Sprint's legacy CDMA voice networks. The rest of the world, however, usually basked in the battery life efficiency coming with Samsung's homebrew Exynos line of processors, and often the added benefit of a better audio processor.
This year, however, is different. Samsung didn't have enough yield from its revolutionary second-gen 7nm process made with the superior Extreme Ultra Violet (EUV) lithography to satisfy the Galaxy S10 demand, so it went with the middle ground 8nm Exynos 9820 abroad that is still made with the old fine metal mask process.
This showed, both in benchmarks and in real world performance, especially when it comes to battery life, graphics and camera performance. With the Note 10, however, the tables are getting turned once again. The Exynos 9825 is the first mass-produced mobile chipset that is made with the new second-gen 7nm method, and it already scored impressive benchmarks. Apple's A13 is expected to land TSMC's 7nm EUV node in the fall, and the real fun will start, but for now, the Exynos 9825 should be wiping the floor with every other Android out there.
This is why we are pitting the Note 10 and Galaxy S10 system chips against their rivals from the second half of 2019, knowing full well that these are the processors which will be tiding us over at least until the spring.
Galaxy Note 10's Exynos 9825 vs 9820 vs Snapdragon 855+ benchmarks
We are comparing the currently known Snapdragon 855+ and 9825 specs and features below for your viewing pleasure. For reference, we are starting with the current Snapdragon 855 that is in most 2019 Android flagships already.
The advanced 7nm EUV process of Samsung is finally ready for cost-effective mass production, and we can't wait for the first official benchmarks to trickle down the pipe. You can preview the boost to expect with Snapdragon 855+ and 9825 below, derived directly from the Geekbench database - the 855+ is on the ROG Phone 2 gaming handset, and the 9825 is on a pre-production Note 10, and both chipsets are killing it.