Over the past few years, you may have grown more and more disappointed with Samsung's decision to use its own, arguably inferior, Exynos SoCs in Europe in its flagship devices instead of Qualcomm's Snapdragons. If so, then you were undoubtedly happy to hear, straight from Qualcomm no less, that there will be no more Exynos in the Galaxy S23 family next year, not anywhere in the world - it's all Snapdragon everywhere.
Adding to the excitement today is famed leakster Ice Universe, who reveals that Samsung will use an exclusive high-frequency version of the just-announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset for the Galaxy S23 family in Europe, one-upping all of its competitors in the process.
Breaking！— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) November 16, 2022
The best moment for European users has arrived.
The European version of the Samsung Galaxy S23 series is confirmed to use the Snapdragon 8 Gen2, and it is a high-frequency version exclusive to Samsung. Please enjoy it. pic.twitter.com/w6DqCdH30b
Ice Universe published an alleged benchmark run's results from Geekbench 5, showing that the upcoming Galaxy S23 Ultra (model number SM-S918B) achieves a 1,504 single-core score and a 4,580 multi-core score, while running Android 13 of course. Those scores are slightly lower than what we've seen before. The prototype which was tested had 8GB of RAM.
The Cortex-X3 based Kryo Prime core is shown running at 3.36 GHz, up from 3.2 GHz in the non-Samsung version of the SoC, though the other seven cores' frequencies aren't changed. It's unclear how much of a difference this will make in real life usage scenarios, but it will surely be a nice thing for Samsung to brag about.
Sustained performance will suffer again due to overheat. This is just a rebranded Exynos and ought to be cheaper than the snapdragon version. But we are stupid, only a massive boycott would reason them, same goes for chargers.