The Samsung Galaxy S23 series is officially released. Among the new features and specifications, the processor is as previously rumored, using a special version of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, but what is the difference between the special version of the processor and the regular version?
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy has a slight increase in the highest clock speed of the CPU from 3.2GHz to 3.36GHz, and a slight increase in the clock speed of the GPU from 680MHz to 720MHz, but the difference is not big. In addition, the processor will not always run at the highest clock speed, except that the running score may be higher, and it is unlikely to feel much faster than other S8 Gen 2. But this does not mean that it has nothing special.
The Galaxy S8 Gen 2 is the first product in the world to use the Qualcomm Cognitive ISP image processor, which can segment and analyze the screen content through AI technology in real-time. Optimization can improve the efficiency and effect of image processing. It can be expected that the S23 and S23+, which have not changed much in camera hardware, will still have better shooting performance than the previous generation. As for the foundry unit that everyone is very concerned about, foreign media confirmed to Qualcomm that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy is still built by TSMC’s 4-nanometer process.
For a long time, processor manufacturers often select chips with better quality and increase the clock frequency to launch overclocked or upgraded products. The Galaxy version of the S8 Gen 2 is likely to be the product produced in the same situation.