Once Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 was made public, it was only a matter of time before one of the three Galaxy S23 variants was discovered sporting the latest flagship SoC. The top-tier Galaxy S23 Ultra from Samsung was found on Geekbench 5, along with its single-core and multi-core benchmark runs, which are perilously near to matching the performance of the A15 Bionic.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra in question has the model number SM-S918B, which indicates that it will be available in various locations. Additionally, the flagship seems to be running Android 13, and @OreXda also shared the single-core and multi-core performance figures for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 that would ultimately be found within the smartphone. Sadly, while almost matching the A15 Bionic in all test categories, the SoC is still behind the A16 Bionic.
Galaxy S23 Ultra Global Version is shown up with SD8 Gen 2 👀 pic.twitter.com/RRNky4lAky
— Connor / 코너 / コナー (@OreXda) November 16, 2022
You can see that the A16 Bionic achieved the best single-core and multi-core performance by looking at the results of Geekbench 5, which are listed below. The A16 Bionic scored 1874 and 5371 points, respectively. The A16 Bionic is the only smartphone chipset that has broken through the 5000 multi-core performance barrier. While Android processors will eventually get there, it appears that they will continue to stay a generation behind as the A16 Bionic is now the only smartphone chipset in existence to do so.
As you are aware, the Galaxy S23 series is expected to debut in the first week of February 2019, giving Samsung and Qualcomm more than enough time to perform the required modifications and optimizations to enable the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 to perform better. It’s also conceivable that Qualcomm and Samsung are partners exclusively, with Qualcomm giving the South Korean company access to a higher-binned Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip with a distinct model number (SM8550-AC) that runs at faster clock rates.