There has been speculation that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 will feature a self-developed Exynos 992 chip instead of the old Exynos 990 in the S20 series. At the moment, however, things look different. We already know that the Galaxy Note 20 device will be equipped with the SnapSnapdragon 865 Plus in some markets, including the U.S. and China. However, according to recent rumors, many international versions may continue to use the Exynos 990 instead of qualm or the upgraded 992 chip.
The rumor came from Max Weinbach, who shared on Twitter that there was no evidence of an Exynos 992 processor in all versions of the Note 20 firmware, but that the firmware did contain information about Exynos 990.
If that’s not enough, Max also shared a list of chips that Samsung’s One One UI 2.5 will support, a custom system that Samsung will launch next month on its new device.
As we can see from the list, there is no direct or indirect reference to Exynos 992 in the list. This further suggests that we may not see the Exynos 992 become the international version of the Galaxy Note 20 processor. If you remember, there were reports that the Exynos 992 would be in mass production in August, when Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 20 series at its Galaxy Unpacked event, and did Samsung decide to use the older chips simply because they couldn’t get the new ones on time?
Samsung’s decision to stick with the old chip on the international version is sure to upset those unhappy with the processor and skip the Galaxy S20 series waiting for the Note 20 series.