We are used to the fact that phone manufacturers usually indicate in the technical specifications of their devices the type of processor installed in the smartphone.
But sometimes the manufacturer modestly keeps silent about the type of processor installed. This happened with Samsung S20 series phones. Samsung provided only the following information. For example, in the USA, the phone has an eight-core processor with CPU Speed characteristics: 2.8GHz, 2.4GHz, 1.8GHz. In Europe, the following information is 2.73 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 2 GHz. So why is the processor frequency information different. The answer is simple in phones, depending on the country, different processors are installed.
Processors in the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 +, Galaxy S20 + ultra
The main processor for smartphones series S20, S20 +, S20 ultra is Samsung Exynos 990. But for some markets, smartphones are powered by Qualcomm processors, the Snapdragon 865 5G Mobile Platform.
Why are different processors installed on the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 +, Galaxy S20 + ultra smartphones
There may be several reasons, the first production capacity at their own enterprises is not enough to produce the necessary number of processors and you have to buy chips from other manufacturers. The second processors of the same manufacturer have disadvantages; for super profitable markets, more advanced processors are needed.
Are there any differences between Exynos 990 and Snapdragon 865 processors
If you look for information, you can find a mention that processors have almost the same parameters. But when testing in the Exynos 990 processor, the possibility of overheating with a large load on the processor was found, to stabilize the OS and reduce heat, the processor reduces the clock speed. This feature was observed only when starting games on a smartphone.
How to determine which processors are installed in the Samsung S20, S20 +, S20 + ultra
You can use publicly available information to determine the type of processor. For the markets of the USA and Canada, all phones of the S20 series including S20 + and S20 ultra are equipped with a Snapdragon 865 processor, the same processor is also installed in phones sold in Korea.
For other countries, you can use the following information if the phone has processor parameters
- 2.8GHz, 2.4GHz, 1.8GHz is the Snapdragon 865 processor
- 2.73GHz, 2.5GHz, 2GHz – Exynos 990 processor