Samsung Galaxy S23 series will use custom 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 include 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 from 9to5Google claims that the Galaxy S23 trio will be powered by a custom Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with higher clock speed.
The publication claims to have seen documentation that reveals 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 3.2 GHz. (Prime core) on the standard Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (SM8550-AB) we’ve seen on the iQOO 11, nubia Red Magic 8 Pro and a few other phones.
The rest of the features of this custom Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 should remain largely the same as the standard version, meaning the Prime core clocked up to 3.36GHz will be joined by four Performance cores clocked up to 2.8 GHz and three Efficiency. cores up to 2 GHz.
The modified 4nm chip would also be made by Samsung’s foundry instead of TSMC. However, it is unclear whether or not Samsung will use the “Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy” branding or limit it to the Unpacked event.
Samsung has yet to detail the specs of the Galaxy S23 lineup, but recent leaks on the S23 series have left little to the imagination. And while we wait for more information on the Korean conglomerate’s S23 trio, you can check out the leaked specs of the S23 and S23+ here and the specs of the S23 Ultra here. You can also read our announcement coverage of the standard Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC to learn more about it.