In early 2023, Samsung will launch its new Galaxy S23 series of flagship phones, which will replace the Galaxy S22 series. There have been rumors circulating that the smartphones would make their official debut during an event named “Samsung Unpacked” on February 1, 2023. In the start, the series will consist of the standard Samsung Galaxy S23, as well as the Galaxy S23+ and the Galaxy S23 Ultra. These smartphones have been discovered in the Geekbench database, where they are benchmarked, with the most recent Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor.
Qualcomm sometimes releases overclocked versions of its top-of-the-line smartphone chipsets with model numbers that end in “AC.” For example, the model number for the Snapdragon 855 was SM8150, but the model number for the Snapdragon 855+, which had a central processor unit that ran at a faster clock speed, was SM8150-AC. It is not entirely clear whether this processor will be referred to as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Pro, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2, or something else entirely.
When compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 standard is said to have a CPU that is 35% faster and a GPU that is 25% faster than its predecessor. But what’s even more significant is that Qualcomm has prioritized the enhancement of the power efficiency of its most recent flagship chipset. This is in response to the fact that Qualcomm’s chips from the previous two generations had a tendency to overheat and throttle when subjected to sustained load.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, which was introduced by Qualcomm in November 2022, is the company’s most recent and most advanced chipset. The primary core of the ARM Cortex-X3 processor in the chipset with the codename SM8550-AB is clocked at 3.19 GHz in the basic version of the chipset. On the other hand, if you look at the results of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra that have been leaked from Geekbench, you will notice that it has an Arm Cortex-X3 prime core that is operating at a higher frequency of 3.36GHz. This gives the impression that the Galaxy S23 Ultra might be equipped with an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor.
Not only the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra but also the standard Samsung Galaxy S23 has just received new Geekbench test results. These findings show that the standard Samsung Galaxy S23 also appears to be operating at the prime core speed of 3.36GHz. It is reasonable to presume that all of the Samsung Galaxy S23 models will be equipped with an overclocked version of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Chipset. These devices are expected to be released later this year. In the past, Samsung put more of an emphasis on efficiency, and the company has taken a lot of criticism from gamers as a result. It seems as though the company has taken the input into consideration and is planning to focus on performance with its forthcoming products.
In October 2022, the Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Ultra, with model numbers SM-S911U and SM-918U respectively, were seen on the Geekbench database. According to the model numbers, it appears that these could be the models that are destined for the markets in the United States. In the Geekbench 5 test, the vanilla Galaxy S23 received a score of 1524 for its single-core performance and a score of 4597 for its multi-core performance. On the other hand, its bigger and more powerful sibling, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, received a score of 1521 in the single-core test and a score of 4689 in the multi-core test. These scores are unquestionably better than those achieved by the Galaxy S22 series equipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which averaged roughly 1200 for the single-core test and 3300 for the multi-core test.