Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Geekbench displays an overclocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC for Europe. It is common practice for Samsung to release flagship models of its Galaxy S line of smartphones with two different chipset options.
The model with the Qualcomm chipset is frequently marketed in more desirable areas, such as the United States, whilst the variants with the Samsung Exynos chipset are typically offered in less desirable European markets.
On the other hand, it would appear that Samsung will be introducing the freshly released Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset to the European markets this year. In addition, a particular high-frequency version is exclusively available here, as revealed by the well-known image source Ice Universe.
According to information made public by Ice Universe, the soon-to-be-released Galaxy S23 Ultra (with the model number SM-S918B) supposedly obtains a single-core score of 1,504 and a multi-core score of 4,580 on an alleged benchmark run from Geekbench 5. Naturally, this is taking place while Android 13 is being utilized. The model that was evaluated had 8 GB of RAM installed.
The primary distinction between this chip and other Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processors is the increased clock speed of the Cortex-X3-based Kryo Prime core, which now operates at 3.36 GHz instead of the more typical 3.2 GHz. On the octa-core processor, the remaining seven cores are running at specific frequencies.
Since Ice Universe shared this tweet, it appears that Samsung has given Geekbench another shot with the S23 Ultra. This time, it made a slight improvement in its single-core performance by scoring 1530 points and a significant jump in its multicore performance by scoring 4779 points.
It is not apparent how much difference these higher-clocked chips will have in real-world usage compared to the typical chip that is a part of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 family.
Samsung may be taking this step to make amends for the recent performance-throttling (GOS) scandal, for which the company was forced to issue a public apology after being caught. If so, this could be one way the company attempts to repair the damage to its reputation by the scandal. You can read more about our coverage of the Samsung GOS scandal here if you missed it.