Only Samsung’s Galaxy S23 will feature the most powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen2, with up to 3.36GHz for its CPU and 719MHz for the Adreno 740 GPU.
Just a few days ago we got to know the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2 with all its details, including an unprecedented collaboration between the San Diego company and Samsung that presumably would enjoy for their Galaxy S23 some exclusive editions with last name ‘Pro’ of the most performance chipset of the North Americans that will be, by extension, the great star of the cut more premium in 2023.
And yes, friends, if all roads lead to Rome and all the leaks speak of the same thing, we can begin to Officially confirm that the Galaxy S23 will not mount an Exynos in any market globally opting for the Snadpdragon 8 Gen2, although in his case differentiating itself from other manufacturers with a more powerful edition that they will use exclusively at least in their first steps.
It is early for confirmations, we know, and in fact of this agreement between Qualcomm and Samsung has not transcended any reliable information nor official except for those words on the keynote of Qualcomm in which Samsung was announced as an official partner for a “Snapdragon Pro series” of which we still have details.
In any case, rumor mill moves fast, and an illustrious filter like @UniverseIce he wanted to anticipate us the first details of that “Snapdragon Pro” that the Galaxy S23 will mount, and that apparently will come with vitamins thanks to a overclock both in the part of processes and in graphics.
Samsung’s special edition Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (we don’t know its official name yet) CPU 3.2GHz→3.36GHz. Surprisingly, the GPU is also increased from 680MHz to 719MHz
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) November 18, 2022
As you may have seen, the Snapdragon 8 Gen2 it will increase its clock speed from 3.2 GHz to 3.36 GHz in the flagship from Samsung, while the Adreno 740 GPU will do the same from 680 MHz to about 719 MHz that will surely mean a palpable improvement in terms of power.
Obviously, we do not know if these improvements will mean higher power consumption or higher operating temperaturesomething presumable by simple physics, but the truth is that Samsung will have achieved an important differentiation still using the same chipset as practically all of its competition.
We assume that Samsung will have already taken this improvement into account and this increase in consumption and temperature in the design of the Galaxy S23, and that users will surely have different usage profiles to prioritize autonomy or power according to needseither automatic or manual activation.
As for the Snapdragon 8 Gen2, you should already know that it uses the TSMC 4 nanometer lithographwith a new architecture that starts from 1 Cortex-X3 core @ 3.2 GHz high performance, accompanied by 4 Cortex-A715 cores @ 2.8GHz Y 3 additional Cortex-A510 cores @ 2.0 GHz low comsumption.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2 already promises a lot, but it is that the Galaxy S23 will also receive an exclusive ‘overclocked’ version that will be more powerful and will differentiate them from all the high-end Android.
You will have a Adreno 740 GPU with ray tracing in real time Y gaming HDR up to 10 bits, adding the possibility of moving QHD+ displays up to a refresh rate of 144 hertz and a state-of-the-art Snapdragon X70 modem.
There will be no lack of compatibility with updated connectivity protocols, Bluetooth 5.3 LE and Wi-Fi 7 up to 5.8 Gbpsnor the new NPU Qualcomm Hexagon Processor to move the calculations related to the AI.