The Galaxy S23 series is expected to go official in early February 2023, but many of its features have already leaked. It is widely considered that all Galaxy S23 series units worldwide will come equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. Now, for the first time, a report claims what kind of performance improvement we can expect from Samsung’s upcoming phones.
According to tipster Ahmed Qwaider, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-equipped Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra will feature a sizeable jump in performance compared to their predecessors. The upcoming phones would reportedly feature 36% better CPU performance, 48% faster GPU, and 60% faster NPU (Neural Processing Unit used for AI and ML acceleration). The devices are also expected to feature a better chipset cooling solution for better performance under sustained loads.
Previous reports indicate that Samsung might have stuck a deal with Qualcomm for an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Going by benchmark figures, this particular version of the processor has a 170MHz faster CPU clock speed (for its Prime CPU core). Its GPU could be clocked at 719MHz. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 also features faster RAM (LPDDR5X) and storage (UFS 4.0), which should result in a considerable performance jump.
Apart from raw performance improvement, the Galaxy S23 series is expected to bring brighter screens (all variants at 1,750 nits), improved colors in outdoor conditions, a better selfie camera (12MP Dual-Pixel AF), 8K 30fps video recording, and satellite connectivity. The Galaxy S23 and the Galaxy S23+ are getting slightly bigger batteries, at 3,900mAh and 4,700mAh, respectively.