The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S11 will be more powerful than Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro. Qualcomm is the chipmaker behind the Snapdragon 865, which provided TechRadar with the opportunity to test the 865 load reference device, and used it to run all common benchmark applications: Geekbench, GFxBench, and AnTutu.
What is important are the following two things:
- In some countries where Samsung does not use its own Exynos chipset, the Samsung Galaxy S11 may be powered by the Snapdragon 865 chipset. In the US, the Galaxy S10 series uses Snapdragon 855, the Galaxy S9 series uses Snapdragon 845, and so on. The 865 will be the core chipset for most Android flagship phones in 2020.
- The Snapdragon 865 benchmark results have proven to surpass Apple’s A13 Bionic chipset (found in the iPhone 11 series) in some key areas. You might think this is inevitable because the iPhone is a bit old, but the Snapdragon 855 lags behind the A12 Bionic chipset last year. So this is an important difference for Android phones in 2020.
The Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 reference device, its specifications, and the resulting benchmarks.
Snapdragon 865 Reference and Specifications
Technically, this is the first smartphone to support Snapdragon 865, although you can never buy it. It’s just a reference device that GM uses to demonstrate its new chipset capabilities.
It also has holes in the back, but apart from that, the visible inner part of the phone is exactly what you want in 2020: Quad HD + 2880 x 1440 resolution, 12GB LP5 dual-rank RAM, an eight-core CPU (4xA77 + 4xA55) and 128GB internal memory.
The capabilities of the Samsung Galaxy S11, Qualcomm sales representatives did notice the existence of a “performance mode” that would speed up the chipset and consume battery power faster. You will notice that this does make a difference in some of the TechRadar tests.
Snapdragon 865 brings hope to Galaxy S11
With Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, it’s good news for the Galaxy S11: its multi-core score evaluation shows that Android phones will be able to surpass Apple’s A13 Bionic chipset in terms of complex workloads.
The Snapdragon 865 reference phone has a multicore score of 3,450, which is reliable, ahead of our iPhone 11 Pro Max, which has a multicore score of 3,337. Large tasks such as video rendering, 3D gaming and image processing benefit from higher scores.
However, the single-core score is very different from the 931 Geekbench 5 score on Qualcomm’s reference device. When Techradar re-runs the test with the latest version of iOS 13, the iPhone 11 Pro Max has a fairly suitable 1331.
Single-core computing scores are better than simple tasks, such as mobile web browsing, which cannot utilize 8 cores at the same time. Single-core becomes less important, and Qualcomm is focusing on multi-core scoring, GPU and AI chips in its multi-pronged Snapdragon 865 chipset.
We expect that Android phones will have powerful graphics and AI performance in 2020, and the heavy tasks performed by multi-core processors will catch up and slightly exceed Apple’s current capabilities on their iPhones.
Qualcomm’s chipset is still lagging behind in completing simpler tasks, but as application developers spread workloads across more cores, single-core scores become less comprehensive than eight-core mobile chipset efforts So important.
A good sign for Android phones in 2020
Speed and processing power are not all. But with so many close calls on the list of the best phones in 2019, any advantage could shake rankings in 2020.
The iPhone 11 is more powerful in many ways than many Galaxy phones in 2019, but in terms of storage and price, the value of Samsung devices is a win-win situation-ultimately this shakes us. Small factors can make a big difference.
We see that Qualcomm provides a powerful and efficient 5G-enabled chipset, so even if you are a fan of the iPhone series, it will also promote competition between Apple, Huawei and other smartphone manufacturers that do not use Snapdragon.
Samsung Galaxy S11 Specifications Leaked
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chipset is just a reminder of what we expect from the Samsung Galaxy S11. Between the time several major Galaxy S11 leaks have occurred.
According to the official, the Snapdragon 855 specification indicates that the chipset is among the best in supporting 200MP cameras, but according to new rumors, Samsung is betting on 108MP.
The Galaxy S11 Plus has a battery capacity of 5,000mAh. The plus-sized version should also include periscope zoom, taking the incredible zoom range of the Huawei P30 Pro as a clue.
Why does the Samsung Galaxy S11 support 108MP instead of the 200MP cap supported by the Snapdragon 865 chipset all the time?