Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy: How it’s different from Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

Samsung recently introduced the Galaxy S23 series, its flagship smartphone series. This year, the company has used Snapdragon SoC in Galaxy S23 across all the regions. But the notable thing was that Samsung calls the SoC Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy. Samsung has made some changes to Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 to make it better for its flagship phones.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy is actually an overclocked version of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with slight changes. In Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, the primary CPU clock speed has been increased from 3.2GHz to 3.36GHz, and the GPU clock speed from 680MHz to 719MHz.

Samsung also claims that Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 For Galaxy is the world’s fastest Snapdragon chipset. With higher clock speeds, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy should score better in benchmarks, but users won’t see a considerable performance improvement in real-world usage.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy also features Snapdragon’s Cognitive ISP to enable real-time Semantic Segmentation to enhance images. It uses a deep learning model to identify objects and help in processing to offer better photos and videos. Thanks to the new ISP, these phones can capture better photos in low-light conditions. The company has also added an upgraded Snapdragon Hexagon processor for better AI performance.

This year, Samsung is selling Snapdragon SoC powered flagship phones across the regions. The company has not introduced the Exynos version of these phones.

Qualcomm has yet to release Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 and the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy seems like the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2. I cannot say if the company will now skip Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 or will release it with some other changes.