The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset was formally announced by Qualcomm earlier today. Following the announcement, the forthcoming Galaxy S23 Ultra surfaced once more on the online benchmark Geekbench. More specifically, the European Galaxy S23 Ultra model with the SM-S918B model number appeared in the benchmark browser in addition to the US model that was discovered in Geekbench last month. The European model is no
powered by an Exynos chipset, but rather the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 manufactured by Qualcomm, just like the variations for the United States.
The online benchmark shows that the European Galaxy S23 Ultra tested today has the same motherboard identifier, “Kalama,” as the US edition, therefore confirming that the device will ship in Europe with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. Other information disclosed by the benchmark includes 8GB of RAM (although more RAM options are anticipated) and Android 13, which is essentially a given that Samsung is already releasing the upgrade to its 2022 and older Galaxy S flagships.
All Snapdragon for the upcoming year!
In case you were wondering, the Galaxy S23 Ultra receives scores in the single-core and multi-core tests of 1,504 and 4,580 points, respectively. We do not, however, advise placing undue emphasis on these scores. As should be obvious, these results were obtained on a pre-release Galaxy S23 Ultra, thus once the device is available for sale, benchmark results may alter and likely be higher.
In fact, the Galaxy S23 series may even run on a highly tuned Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which could deliver superior performance. This feature may be exclusive to the 2023 Samsung flagship models, giving the business a chance to truly challenge its rivals.
Early January or the first week of February might see Samsung releasing the Galaxy S23. The flagship should go on sale soon, while exact availability information is not yet available to the public. It will be interesting to watch what will happen to Exynos in either case, if the Galaxy S23 series is powered only by Qualcomm, which it appears to be. Samsung may be buying time to create a new and improved Exynos flagship chipset for usage in the future, or it may be lowering its standards and using the Exynos line to provide other smartphone manufacturers with mobile SoCs for mid-range smartphones. Time will reveal.
The Galaxy S22’s One UI 5.0 is an absolute delight. The 2022 flagship now seems more responsive than ever, even on Exynos variants, thanks to the most recent firmware update, and the little changes One UI 5.0 has made to the user interface are all very significant. Although the new Samsung update is wonderful, your experience may differ. After adopting One UI 5.0 for a few weeks, if your performance starts to suffer, we may have a quick fix: simply restart your phone.
To give some context for why we’re talking about potential performance decrease with the One UI 5.0 update: The only model at SamMobile that has seen the problem of performance degradation with One UI 5.0 occasionally, or perhaps once a week on average, is my Galaxy S22+. When I scroll down on web pages and the like, occasionally UI animations start to stutter for me. None of my coworkers who have One UI 5.0 has had this issue. I’m grateful that this performance loss occurs immediately and has no degradation curve because it makes a quick fix possible (restarting once every few days).
It might be a singular incidence brought on by heavy DeX usage.
The one significant difference between my user experience and that of my friends and coworkers, despite the fact that we haven’t been able to identify the cause, is that I use Samsung DeX on my Galaxy S22+ for several hours practically every day. That’s not to claim that DeX is to blame for these stuttering problems, but it’s the one thing that really sets my use of a Galaxy phone from that of my colleagues.
You haven’t probably also noticed a decline in performance in light of this. However, restarting your phone might be a simple fix if you have one. Every time, after a new reboot, it works for me and everything returns to normal. The same technique of resetting your phone may be effective if you are experiencing similar problems with your Galaxy phone running One UI 5.0.
It’s important to note that I don’t dislike this occurrence. To begin with, it appears to be more of an isolated incident. Second, OEMs advise restarting your Android phone occasionally to get the best performance out of it, but let’s be honest, the majority of us don’t bother to heed this advice.
In addition, your Galaxy phone can be configured to restart itself automatically as necessary. One UI 5.0 user can enable this function by launching the Settings app, going to “Battery and device care,” selecting “Auto optimization,” and turning the “Restart as needed” toggle ON. Only when you are not using your Galaxy phone will it automatically restart.