Samsung Galaxy S23 US Variant Spotted on Geekbench with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, Launch Expected Soon

Samsung Galaxy S23 series will be among the first set of premium Android smartphones launching in January or February 2023.

Samsung Galaxy S23

Samsung Galaxy S23 series launch is a few months away. The company is expected to host a new Unpacked event in January or February 2023, where it will unveil the Galaxy S23 series. The lineup is expected to include three different models. These include the Samsung Galaxy S23, S23 Plus and S23 Ultra. The vanilla S23 will sit at the bottom of the lineup.

Much like the Galaxy S22, the Galaxy S23 might be offered as a compact smartphone offering. The company has not confirmed any details about the S23 series launch date. Meanwhile, the vanilla model has been spotted on the Geekbench website.

The listing on Geekbench reveals the performance unit details of the upcoming Samsung smartphone. It has the model number SM-911U, which is the US-specific variant. Let’s take a look at the Samsung Galaxy S23 specifications, features and other details known so far.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Geekbench

Samsung Galaxy S23 series will be among the first set of premium Android smartphones launching in January or February 2023. Ahead of the launch, the vanilla S23 has been spotted on the Geekbench website. The particular variant listed on Geekbench will be launched in the US. According to the listing, the phone has an SoC codenamed Kalama. The SoC has a prime core clocking at 3.36GHz, whereas the four performance cores have a clock speed of 2.80GHz. It also has three efficiency cores clocked at 2.02GHz. 

In addition to this, the listing reveals that the phone has an Adreno 740 GPU. This suggests that the US variant will feature a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. The phone will launch with at least 8GB of RAM under the hood. It can be expected to feature 128GB and 256GB of internal storage. The Geekbench listing also confirms that the S23 will run Android 13 out of the box. There will be a layer of One UI 5.0 on top.

Other details of the phone have leaked as well. As per reports, the Galaxy S23 series will come in Beige, Black, Green and Light Pink colours. The standard S23 will sport a 6.1-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate support. It will come with a triple-camera setup with a 50MP main camera. It will also feature a 12MP ultrawide camera and a 10MP telephoto camera. For selfies, the phone will feature a 12MP front camera. 

Samsung is likely to offer 25W fast charging support on the S23. The device could also feature a bigger battery compared to the S22’s 3700mAh cell. More details about the phone could be revealed soon. We will share more details once available.

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