Qualcomm’s latest chip, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Chipset is now the reigning king of mobile chips in the world. It has enough power to make any smartphone a performance king once it is used. Almost every smartphone manufacturer is very satisfied with the performance of the latest chip except Samsung.
Samsung really wants its upcoming flagship smartphones to stand out from the rest this year. Initially, there were many speculations claiming that Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphones were going to use an over-clocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. Since they were just speculations, we could neither confirm nor deny.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy is the Official Name for the S23 chipset
According to a new leaked image, we can now confirm that Samsung will surely use a custom version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip in its upcoming smartphones. The official name for this custom chipset is also out. Samsung will call it Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform for Galaxy. The leaked image displays the actual branding on this chipset.
The image happens to be part of the Samsung Galaxy S23 promotional image. It clearly displays the name which is Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy on the front.
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Another image which appeared on the promotional image is the artwork which displays the gaming performance of this exclusive chipset. This gaming performance artwork mainly focuses on the highest end model. The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. It also reveals the special optimization for the Android racing game called Wrekfest. Sources claim that this game is exclusive to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy chipset that is made for the Galaxy S23.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy Chipset is Over-clocked
Judging from previous leaks, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy chipset should be a bit faster than the standard Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. This is because the special edition chip for the S23 series comes with an over-clocked performance. This chipset has a CPU clock speed of 3.36GHz (instead of 3.2GHz) and the Adreno 740 GPU has clock speed of 719MHz (instead of 680MHz).
The increase in clock speed does not necessarily mean that the Samsung S23 series will be the fastest Android phones around. For Samsung to really take advantage of this speed, the company may have to put in its own work. This may include good heat dissipation mechanisms and software optimizations.
For now, we cannot really talk about how fast the custom chipset will be. We may have to wait till it is finally out and compare with other Android phones using the Standard chips. That is when we can really tell the real difference.