• Samsung’s latest Galaxy phone has a custom Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip.
  • The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy may essentially be what this year’s Plus variant would have been.
  • Users likely won’t see much of a performance boost.

Samsung officially revealed the Galaxy S23 series during Galaxy Unpacked today. Along with a bevy of other features, the device is getting a custom Qualcomm chip called the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy. Although we’ve heard through numerous leaks that it’s an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, we didn’t know how it differed from the normal version. That is until now.

Samsung Galaxy S23
Samsung Galaxy S23
  • Compact size
  • Brighter screen
  • Larger battery

Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus
  • Large AMOLED display
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 power
  • Bigger battery

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • New 200MP main camera
  • Beautiful display
  • S Pen functionality

According to folks over there at XDA Developers, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy increases the primary clock speed by .16GHz and the GPU clock speed by 39MHz. As such, it’s assumed that this custom chip may in fact be what would have been the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 2.