What Processor is in Samsung Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra?

Samsung S23, S23 Ultra, and S23 Plus are powered by a 4nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy processor which has Adreno 740 GPU on board.

Its Octa-core (8 Cores), Kryo CPU comprises 1 Cortex-X2 clocked at 3.36 GHz, 2 Cortex-A715 clocked at 2.80 GHz, 2 Cortex-A710 clocked at 2.80 GHz, and 3 Cortex-A510 clocked at 2.0 GHz.

Samsung Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor

The processor is a customized version of the standard Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 that was announced by Qualcomm last year.

So, how is Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy different from the standard version that every other Android smartphone manufacturers get and used on their own latest flagships?

1.) The Prime Kryo CPU core is clocked at 3.36 GHz which is 0.16 GHz higher than the standard one clocked at 3.2 GHz.

Its Adreno 740 GPU is also clocked at 719 MHz which is 39 MHz higher than the standard GPU that is clocked at 680 MHz.

2.) It is the first smartphone to integrate Qualcomm Snapdragon Cognitive ISP Semantic Segmentation which is a processing technology that enables these devices’ cameras to distinguish between different objects and subjects that it captures and optimizes in real time.

Samsung called it AI Object-Aware Engine at the launch event because this processing is done using AI and ML. This will allow the S23 series phones to capture better pictures and videos compared to others that use the standard SoC.

Compared to the Samsung S22 processor – the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, its CPU is 34% faster, its GPU is 41% faster and its NPU is 49% faster.

Combined with its LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 internal storage, the S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra becomes one of the fastest smartphone ever announced. It is great for gaming with no lag or hiccups and it is great for multitasking.

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