Good news for Samsung lovers! The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S11 is going to be faster than Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro. This is claimed so because of the latest Snapdragon 865 chipset. Luckily, we got a chance from Qualcomm, the manufacturers of this amazing chip to test it. Surprisingly, the results were jaw-dropping. So here is what we expect from the company’s latest Samsung Galaxy S11.
As 2020 is about to start and we are expecting big surprises in this New Year. Previously, iPhone 11 remained dominant over many other competitors but Samsung was preferred when it came to storage and price. And now, Samsung promised to beat the iPhone by a mile.
Samsung Galaxy S11 vs iPhone 11
The Samsung Galaxy S11 is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 865 chipset in some countries where Samsung doesn’t use its own Exynos chipset. In the US, the Galaxy S10 series had the Snapdragon 855, the Galaxy S9 series used the Snapdragon 845, and so on. The 865 will be the chipset at the core of a majority of Android smartphones in 2020.
The Snapdragon 865 benchmark results determined to beat Apple’s A13 Bionic chipset (installed in the iPhone 11 series) in some important areas. You may deem that’s a given since the iPhone is a bit older, but last year the Snapdragon 855 pursued the A12 Bionic chipset. So this is a significant difference for 2020 Android phones.
Snapdragon 865 Spec
Technically, this is the first Snapdragon 865-powered smartphone, although you’ll never be able to buy it. It’s just a reference device that Qualcomm uses to demonstrate the abilities of its brand-new chipset.
It’s also drilled with holes on the back, but other than that, the partially-visible guts of the phone are exactly what you’d want from a phone in 2020: a Quad HD+ 2880 x 1440 resolution, 12GB of LP5 dual rank RAM, an octa-core CPU (4xA77 + 4xA55) and 128GB of internal storage.
Before we set out to benchmark the Snapdragon 865 and obtain insight into what the Samsung Galaxy S11 could be competent of, Qualcomm reps did note that there’s a “performance mode,” which speeds up the chipset while drinking the battery a bit quicker. That did make a variation in some of our experiments, as you’ll see.
Samsung Galaxy S11 Performance Test
When we test smartphones, we usually rely on benchmark apps like Geekbench 5, and it has some great news for the Galaxy S11 thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865: its multi-core score evaluation explains that Android phones will be capable to outpace Apple’s A13 Bionic chipset when it comes to complicated workloads.
With a multi-core score of solid 3,450, the Snapdragon 865 reference phone pulled ahead of our iPhone 11 Pro Max, which had a multi-core score of 3,337. Big tasks like video rendering, 3D gaming and image processing profit from higher scores.
For these analyses, we used the tools like GFxBench and AnTuTU for GPU benchmarks and AITutu and Ludashi AI Mark for latest AI analyses. All four reached or surpassed the scores that Qualcomm had in its ‘expected’ score range. The pre-installed GFxBench Manhattan offscreen test gave us a score of 89, AnTuTU’s GPU test ran exceeded 221,435, Ludashi AI Mark went above 100K at 105,072 and AITuTu went to 455,235 after three back-to-back tests on each app.
Samsung Galaxy S11 Leaks
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chipset is simply one clue at what we can expect from the Samsung Galaxy S11. In between the time in which we conducted these benchmarks and now, there have been many meaningful Galaxy S11 leaks.
The most encouraging rumor is a possible launch date and city: February 18, 2020, in San Francisco, according to an insider who practices in Samsung Galaxy phone leaks. Last year, the phone was revealed on February 20 in the same city, so we can expect another long trip to California before MWC 2020.
Officially, the Snapdragon 855 specs suggest that the chipset tops out at supporting a 200MP camera, but Samsung is restricting its stake on 108MP, according to a different rumor that also pins the Galaxy S11 Plus with a 5,000mAh battery capacity. The Plus-sized version is also deemed to introduce a periscope zoom, catching an idea from the Huawei P30 Pro‘s unbelievable zoom range.