Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Visits Geekbench Ahead of Official Launch; To Feature Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will sit above the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus following its launch in January or February at the Unpacked event.

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Samsung Galaxy S23 series is expected to launch in the first half of 2023. The company is likely to host its new Galaxy Unpacked event in January or February 2023 for the launch of the next Galaxy S-series flagship phones. The Galaxy S23 series is likely to include three new models. These include the Galaxy S23, S23 Ultra and Galaxy S23 Plus. The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will be the most premium offering of the three phones.

Samsung has obviously not confirmed any launch details as we are a few months away from the launch. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S23 Ultra has been spotted on the Geekbench website. The Ultra model has marked its visit on Geekbench days after the Galaxy S23 was spotted on the benchmarking website. Let’s take a look at everything that has been revealed about the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra via the Geekbench listing.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Geekbench 

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will sit above the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus following its launch in January or February at the Unpacked event. The phone has been spotted on the Geekbench website with the model number SM-S918U. The listing reveals that the Galaxy S23 Ultra spotted on the Geekbench website is a US-specific variant. 

The listing reveals that the phone draws power from an SoC codenamed Kalama, which is said to be the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. The SoC features an Adreno 740 GPU and has a peak clock speed of 3.36GHz, which is the highest ever for a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC.

The device scored 1521 and 4689 in Geekbench’s single-core and multi-core tests. In comparison, the S23 scored 1524 and 4597 on the same test.

The listing also revealed that the Ultra model will come with at least 8GB of RAM. We can expect Samsung to launch the phone with 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage. The phone runs Android 13 out of the box and will have a layer of One UI 5.0 out of the box.

The phone was also spotted on the 3C website, which revealed that it will support 25W fast charging. This might seem like a downgrade as the Galaxy S22 Ultra supports 45W fast charging and 15W wireless charging support. There will be a 5000mAh battery as well.

Other leaked details include the same design but with slightly thicker bezels compared to the S22 Ultra. There will be a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED, QHD+ display with support for a 120Hz refresh rate.  The design renders leaked ahead of the launch reveal that the curved screen will sport a hole-punch cutout at the top centre.

On the back, there will be a quad-camera setup with a new 200MP main camera. The device is likely to feature a 12MP ultrawide camera along with two 10MP telephoto cameras. The zoom cameras will support up to 10x optical zoom and 100x digital zoom.

The Galaxy S23 series is expected to launch in Beige, Black, Green and Light Pink colours at least. Other details could surface online in the coming days. Meanwhile, let us know your thoughts about the Galaxy S23 Ultra in the comments below.