European Galaxy S23 is powered by Snapdragon SoC, benchmark confirms!


Last updated: 16 November 2022 at 18:09 UTC+01:00

Qualcomm officially unveiled the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset earlier today. After the announcement, the upcoming Galaxy S23 Ultra resurfaced in the online benchmark Geekbench. More specifically the European Galaxy S23 Ultra variant with model number SM-S918B appeared in the benchmark browser, complementing the US variant seen in Geekbench last month. And like the variants for the United States, the European model is powered by the Qualcomm-made Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 rather than an Exynos chipset.

The online benchmark shows that the European Galaxy S23 Ultra tested today has the same motherboard designation, “kalama”, as the US variant, pretty much confirming that the phone will hit shelves in Europe with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. Other details revealed by the benchmark include 8GB of RAM (although more RAM options are expected) and Android 13, which pretty much goes without saying since Samsung is already rolling out the update for its 2022 and older Galaxy S flagships. is rolling out.

Next year it’s Snapdragon for everyone!

In case you’re wondering, the Galaxy S23 Ultra scores 1,504 and 4,580 points in single-core and multi-core tests respectively. However, we do not recommend placing too much weight on these scores. It should go without saying that these results were achieved on a pre-release Galaxy S23 Ultra, which means the phone could deliver other – presumably higher – benchmark scores once it’s ready to hit the market.

The Galaxy S23 series could even be powered by a highly optimized version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, possibly with better performance. This feature could be unique to Samsung’s 2023 flagships, allowing the company to really let its competition run for its money.

Samsung may unveil the Galaxy S23 in early January or the first week of February. Availability details are not yet publicly known, but the flagship should hit the market relatively soon. Anyway, if the Galaxy S23 series is powered exclusively by Qualcomm, and it looks like it is, it’ll be interesting to see what happens with Exynos. Samsung may buy some time to develop a new and better Exynos flagship chipset for future use, or it may lower its expectations and use the Exynos line to provide other smartphone makers with mobile SoCs for mid-range devices. Time will tell.

The Valley Voice
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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.


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