It was previously revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S23 will feature the latest Snapdragon chips from Qualcomm. This will also apply to Europe next year, which is already a nice first. But as it looks now, the good news doesn’t end there. Because there is more to look forward to.
Because if the latest rumors are to be believed, the Samsung Galaxy S23 line will get an overclocked variant of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. This was previously confirmed by Geekbench for the Ultra variant, but so the regular version seems to be getting this cpu as well.
Samsung Galaxy S23 with faster processor
While that immediately sounds like good news, it does come with a hefty caveat. Compared to the S23 Ultra, the benchmark score for the regular version of the Galaxy S23 is still significantly lower. This could be due to several reasons, which may have something to do with the software on the smartphone.
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For example, it could be that the software is not yet optimized and the benchmark is throttling on that. But it could also be that Samsung is doing throttling. This is when the performance of a system is deliberately limited, sometimes with the aim of reducing heat generation (to avoid problems).
New Snapdragon processor in every model
Whatever the exact situation, it seems that every model of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 is thus going to feature that new Snapdragon processor. Qualcomm itself presented earlier that the main core of the CPU is clocked at 3.19 GHz, but the test reveals a score of 3.36 GHz.
So that’s the earlier overclocking we were talking about. The gpu (for graphics performance) has also been accelerated. Normally it runs at 680 MHz, but this test revealed a figure of 719 MHz. Now the question is what those numbers will mean for the battery life of the smartphones.