Samsung Galaxy S23 Series May be Powered by a Custom Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC Tuned for Galaxy Phones

It would be interesting to see how the overclocked version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC performs, especially in the more compact variant of the S23 series.

Highlights

  1. The Galaxy S23 series could get an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC.
  2. The standard version has a peak clock speed of 3.2GHz.
  3. The Galaxy S23 series might get an SoC with a peak clock speed of 3.36GHz.

We are a couple of weeks away before Samsung unpacks the Galaxy S23 series. The company is expected to launch three flagship phones at the Unpacked event on February 1, 2023. A lot about the Galaxy S23 series has leaked online. The Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus will get some design changes, whereas the Galaxy S23 Ultra will be, more or less, the same as the S22 Ultra. Specifications and features of the upcoming Samsung smartphones have leaked as well. Now, a new report claims that the processor powering the Galaxy S23 series will be more special than what’s available for the rest of the market. 

9to5Google claims that the Samsung Galaxy S23 series will draw power from a customised version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor with a higher clock speed. The publication has managed to get its hands on the official documentation, which reveals that the SoC will be called “Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy.”

The report stated that the Samsung Galaxy S23 series will get an overclocked version of the SoC with a peak clock speed of 3.36GHz. We reported about the same weeks ago when the Galaxy S23 Ultra was spotted on Geekbench with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC clocked at 3.36GHz. The standard version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, which has been found in phones like the iQOO 11 5G, Xiaomi 13 Pro and the OnePlus 11 5G, has a peak clock speed of 3.2GHz.

It would be interesting to see how the overclocked version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC performs, especially in the more compact variant of the S23 series. We will, of course, have to wait and see till the launch of the phones. While we wait for that, here’s a quick look at what else is known about the Galaxy S23 series.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Series: What is Known so Far?

The Galaxy S23 Ultra will be the star of the show. Samsung is said to introduce a new 200MP primary camera, which was unveiled recently. The device will continue to come with a quad-camera setup on the back. There will be a 12MP ultra-wide camera and two 10MP telephoto sensors accompanying the main camera. The two 10MP sensors will shoot 3x and 10x optical zoom, respectively.

Also read: Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy S23 Plus High-Res Design Images Leaked Ahead of Unpacked Event

For selfies, the S23 Ultra will have a 12MP front camera — the same as the S23 and S23 Plus. The phone will pack a 5000mAh battery and support 45W fast charging. There will be a 6.8-inch QHD+ AMOLED display with support for a 120Hz refresh rate. It will be the only phone in the lineup to sport a curved display. The screen will have a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2.

The Galaxy S23 Plus is rumoured to sport a 6.6-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The phone will pack a 4700mAh battery and support 45W fast charging. The phone will share its triple-camera setup with the S23 5G. Both phones will come with a 50MP primary camera, a 12MP ultra-wide camera and a 10MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom.

The S23 5G, lastly, will sport a 6.1-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It will come with a 3900mAh battery and support 25W fast charging.

Also read: Samsung Galaxy S23 Series Pre-bookings Start in India Ahead of February 1 Launch: What We Know So Far

All three phones will not come with a charger in the box. They will run on the latest Android 13-based One UI 5.1 out of the box. The phones will come with stereo speakers and also have an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance.