Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset at its annual tech summit in 2022, recently. The Galaxy S23 Ultra reappeared on Geekbench shortly after the launch. The benchmarking website also displayed the European Galaxy S23 Ultra variant with the SM-S918B model number. Instead of an Exynos chipset, the European variant will only be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
According to the tipster Ice Universe says that Samsung will use a high-frequency version of the newly announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU for the Galaxy S23 series in Europe. This will give Samsung a big advantage over its competitors. So, in India might be launched with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU as the previous model.
The model number SM-S918B on the phone indicates that it is a global/European variant of the S23 series. For comparison, the European Galaxy S22 Ultra is listed as SM-S908B. The Galaxy S23 has a single-core performance score of 1504 and a multi-core performance score of 4580. Another listing revealed higher scores of 1530 and, 4779, which should be Galaxy S23 Ultra.
The Geekbench listing itself highlights the phone’s 8 GB of RAM and Android 13 operating system. Interestingly, the Cortex-X3 prime core is listed with a clock speed of 3.36 GHz, which is significantly higher than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s advertised clock speed of 3.2 GHz. The high frequency of this core may be unique to the Galaxy S23 or, more likely, to the prototype.
In reality, the Galaxy S23 series could be powered by a highly optimized rendition of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, which could offer improved performance. Also, earlier reports suggested that Samsung’s Galaxy S23 series could get a light performance mode.
It should go without saying that these results were obtained on a pre-release Galaxy S23 Ultra, implying that the phone could generate different - and likely higher - benchmark scores when it hits the market.