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Galaxy S23 US variant confirmed to feature Snapdragon 8 Gen 2


Last updated: October 17th, 2022 at 13:18 UTC+02:00

After a series of debacles, the Exynos processor lineup (and, in turn, Galaxy smartphones) has received a lot of flak from consumers. The Exynos 2100 was a good chipset, but it still wasn’t as efficient or powerful as the Snapdragon 888. The Exynos 2200, featuring an AMD-designed GPU, had a similar situation. So, Samsung’s smartphone unit is reportedly considering going exclusively with the Snapdragon chipset for the Galaxy S23.

And we now have our first proof of the Galaxy S23 using the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, at least in the US. The US carrier-locked variant of the Galaxy S23 (SM-S911U) has appeared in Geekbench’s database, equipped with Qualcomm’s next-generation flagship smartphone chipset and running Android 13 (One UI 5) out of the box.

Galaxy S23’s US variant uses Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor made using TSMC’s 4nm process

It looks like the chipset has its prime CPU core clocked at 3.36GHz, three middle CPU cores clocked at 2.8GHz, and four power-efficient CPU cores clocked at 2.02GHz. The Galaxy S23 performed quite well in the CPU performance benchmark test. The upcoming smartphone scored 1,524 points in Geekbench’s (version 5.4.4) single-core CPU test and 4,597 points in the multi-core CPU test.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is expected to feature ARM’s latest CPU cores and TSMC’s 4nm fabrication process. The combination of the TSMC processor and ARM’s CPU cores is expected to greatly improve thermal performance and power efficiency.

Since the Galaxy S23 is expected to go official within the next 2-3 months, it is possible that we will get more information about the possible presence of the Exynos 2300 version of the smartphone within the next few weeks. The Galaxy S23 is rumored to feature largely the same design and specifications as its predecessor.

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