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Samsung's Galaxy S20 5G handheld with 12 GB RAM and Snapdragon 865 SoC spotted on Geekbench

The Galaxy S20 lineup will still feature a triple-cam setup on the back, but the sensor sizes will vary among the three variants. (Image Source: PhoneArena)
The Galaxy S20 lineup will still feature a triple-cam setup on the back, but the sensor sizes will vary among the three variants. (Image Source: PhoneArena)
The Galaxy S20 5G model that just hit Geekbench appears to be the most affordable variant with a smaller 6.2-inch screen, 4,00o mAh battery and 12 GB RAM. It is still powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC, so the results may be relevant for all three variants. However, since this is a pre-production sample, scores will most likely end up higher on the commercial versions.

We are less than one month away from the official announcement of the Galaxy S20 lineup and it was about time some pre-production units hit the popular benchmark sites. The Galaxy S20 is supposed to be the successor for the current S10, as Samsung decided to heed the year we just entered in a clever way.

Just like previous lineups, the S20 will include three models, but the spec differences between each of them is steeper than usual. Judging by the specs reported in the latest Geekbench entry, the tested model appears to be the one on the lower end of the line that integrates a 6.2-inch screen, a 4,000 mAh battery and 12 GB of RAM. It also comes with a Snapdragon 865 SoC, just like the other two more advanced models, so these results could be relevant for them, as well, although the 16 GB of RAM on the high-end handhelds should definitely improve the overall performance.

Note that the scores were recorded with the latest Geekbench 5.1.0 version, therefore the 561 points for single-core and 2,358 points for multi-core loads may appear quite low compared to previous iterations. Nevertheless, looking at the Kirin 990 and A13 Bionic scores, the S20 seems considerably slower. Of course, since these are pre-production units, the actual figures could end up higher for the commercial variants. As with all recent generations, Samsung will provide models with the proprietary Exynos SoCs, and it will be interesting to see if the latest Exynos 990 is going to once again prove a little slower than the Snapdragon alternative.

Pre-production model scores (Source: Geekbench)
Pre-production model scores (Source: Geekbench)
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Bogdan Solca, 2020-01-16 (Update: 2020-01-16)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.