Samsung revealed that the latest S23 series of flagships will be powered by an enhanced version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (S8G2) dubbed the S8G2 “for Galaxy”.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
This chipset, according to the Korean manufacturer, is the fastest Snapdragon chipset in the market, at least currently.
For those who are not familiar, the custom chipset features an overclocked prime Kryo CPU core running at 3.36GHz which is higher than the 3.2GHz clock frequency of the vanilla Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
Meanwhile, the Adreno GPU onboard this model also runs at a higher 719MHz frequency. For comparison, the GPU featured in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is clocked at 680MHz.
The new SoC also features the Snapdragon Cognitive ISP. This feature allows for real-time processing technology called Semantic Segmentation. This allows the camera to distinguish various elements in an image and optimize them in real-time.
As a result of the improvements stated above, the chipset is expected to provide better graphics and faster processing. It can also handle real-time ray tracing with more efficiency when handling bloom, depth of field, and motion blur effects.
On the other hand, questions regarding temperature issues have been brought up by the community. Samsung responded by saying that the S23’s NPU is optimized by 40% to balance performance and power leading to improved battery performance.
However, it is much wiser to wait for real-world testing and benchmarks before deciding to purchase this or any device.