Samsung Galaxy S23 series to use a customized Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with higher clock speed
Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S23 series at its Galaxy Unpacked event on February 1. The lineup is expected to consist of the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 Ultra, which are rumored to have the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC under the hood. However, a new report of 9to5Google claims that the Galaxy S23 trio will be powered by a custom Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with a higher clock speed.
The publication claims to have seen documentation revealing that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 used in the Galaxy S23 series smartphones will be called “Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy” and will have a clock speed of up to 3.36 GHz instead of the 3.2GHz (Prime core) on the regular Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (SM8550-AB) that we’ve seen on the iQOO 11, nubia Red Magic 8 Pro and a few other phones.
The rest of the features of this customized Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 are expected to remain largely the same as the regular version, which means that the Prime core clocked at up to 3.36 GHz will be joined by four Performance cores clocked at up to 2.8 GHz and three Efficiency cores that go up to 2GHz.
That said, it’s unclear whether Samsung will use the “Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy” branding extensively or keep it limited to the Unpacked event.
Samsung hasn’t detailed the Galaxy S23 series’ specs yet, but recent leaks about the S23 series haven’t left much to the imagination. And while we await more information on the S23 trio from the Korean conglomerate, you can check out the leaked specs for the S23 and S23+ here and the S23 Ultra’s specs here. You can also read our announcement coverage of the regular Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC to learn more about it.