The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 lineup may use a modified version of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip.
For Samsung’s next flagship phone line, it was was widely reported that the company will abandon its conventional approach to chip division. This means that every region will use the stock Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
Yesterday seems to have brought confirmation (as part of the full dump spec) that Europe will never be left with an inferior homemade Exynos chip.
However, the story may not end there. In accordance with 9to5GoogleThe Galaxy S23 will use a slightly modified version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
The documentation seen by the website mentions a so-called “Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform for the Galaxy.” This chip appears to be overclocked compared to other Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 phones like the OnePlus 11 to 3.36GHz (vs. the usual 3.2GHz).
This custom Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip is believed to have optimizations specific to Samsung phones, although the report doesn’t specify what those might be.
At the very least, we can expect the Galaxy S23 range to have a bit more performance margin if it runs smoothly. with preliminary reports assuming the range will have improved cooling systems and perform better under load, we could be in for a trio of high-performance beasts.
We’ll find out for sure on February 1 when Samsung holds its Unpacked event to launch the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra.