Qualcomm recently unveiled Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, which will debut with all future Android flagships. Meanwhile, it looks like Galaxy S23 series could be packed with an overclocked version of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which will be manufactured in Samsung Foundry.
Wild rumors reveal that Samsung will manufacture Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in its own foundry, which could be used in Galaxy S23 series devices. The rumor further claims, the production of processors developed by Qualcomm could be in charge of the factories of Samsung Foundry.
- AB is built on 4nm LPE (N4E)
- AC is built on 4nm LPP (N4P)
Twitter user @RGcloudS claims that the Galaxy S23-exclusive Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset carries model number SM8550-AC, which is built on 4nm process tech-based N4P. Here, the PP stands for power performance indicating 5% higher frequency and 20% more power efficiency than the 8 Gen 2.
Through its own foundry, Samsung is likely to manufacture the custom processor’s components as per Galaxy S23 smartphones’ specifications. Since the Galaxy S23 lineup is going to use Snapdragon chipset worldwide, it’s an overclocked version, compared to the one released by Qualcomm.
About two weeks back, a tipster pointed out that Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor’s model number is SM8550-AB, while, the 8 Gen 1’s model number is SM8450. As Qualcomm used “AB” suffix in the model number, the Galaxy S23’s exclusive chip could have model number SM8550-AC.
Galaxy Unpacked February 2023
Just recently, it’s reported that the Korean tech giant will launch the Galaxy S23 series at an Unpacked event in early February in the US. Notably, Samsung executive declined to specify the city or the exact date of the Galaxy Unpacked event, while reports reveal it will be held in the first week of February in San Francisco.
All Galaxy S23 models feature Vapor Chamber Cooling, size improved by over 2 times
The three awaited Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphones are officially launched and the company has also started pre-ordering the devices. Meanwhile, folks are continuously diving into the changes and upgrades of the devices. Recently, a information revealed that all Samsung Galaxy S23 models feature Vapor Chamber Cooling with improved size.
Many times we notice that our smartphone starts heating up after prolonged use, gaming, long calling, or performing other tasks. This feels disgusting and is harmful to the phone’s battery. However, this is not the case with the new Samsung Galaxy S23.
Samsung has installed Vapor Chamber Cooling on the Galaxy S23, Galalxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra smartphones. This cooling system is improved over 2 times compared to the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra models.
Below you can images that clearly show that the new phones have a bigger cooling system area compared to the S22 models:
To keep your device cool and safe, the vapor chamber absorbs heat from the chipset and transfers it to cooler parts. At the same time, some of the heat is radiated to the other layers as well, and each layer further disperses the heat over its entire surface.
In this way, your Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphone will offer you a heatless performance even after continuously using the device for hours.
The heat dissipation area of Samsung Galaxy S23 series is increased, as shown in the figure. pic.twitter.com/XkTW91vIm2
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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra taking long time in 200MP camera mode [Video]
Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra brings a serious camera upgrade over its predecessor. Replacing the 108MP primary sensor, the Galaxy S23 Ultra features a 200MP ISOCELL HP2 image sensor with next-gen technologies such as tetra2pixel for enhanced photography.
Yesterday, the company officially introduced the Galaxy S23 series, and the devices are now available for reviewers and authorized retailers. In a recent development, the YouTube channel Tip3X posted a video showcasing the Galaxy S23 Ultra camera test in 200MP resolution.
As you can see in the test video below, the Galaxy S23 Ultra is taking a long time in capturing the shot in 200MP mode. Not that all, when previewed, the image continues to process and takes a long delay to finalize the shot to be viewed by the user.
ISP update should bring improvements
Samsung’s new Galaxy S23 Ultra boasts a new 200MP Adaptive Pixel sensor that captures epic moments with incredible precision. The HP2 camera sensor uses pixel binning to support multiple levels of high-resolution processing at once.
200MP camera shot reportedly occupies 30MB-35MB storage space, which could also be a factor behind delayed processing. Still, the Galaxy S23 Ultra uses Samsung’s own-developed 200MP ISOCELL HP2 camera, which is refined well with the software system.
Reliable tipster earlier revealed that Samsung will release a major firmware update for the Galaxy S23 Ultra as part of improving the ISP function. Since the update would be focussing on the image signal processor, we expect, the camera performance and shutter delay should be normalized.
Check out Samsung Galaxy S23 price and pre-order details at T-Mobile US here
Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphones are here and the company has begun pre-ordering the phones on the official website. At the same time, T-Mobile US has also started Galaxy S23 pre-orders with additional discounts and benefits.
It is worth mentioning that the company will officially start selling these devices on February 17. Meanwhile, if you pre-order the Galaxy S23 from T-Mobile now, you will get your phone on your door steps on February 17.
Starting price of Galaxy S23 at T-Moble US:
- Galaxy S23 – $799.99
- Galaxy S23+ – $999.99
- Galaxy S23 Ultra – $1,199.99
But if you pre-order any of the Galaxy S23 smartphones from T-Mobile, you will get multiple discounts and benefits, including a free storage upgrade. Additionally, the US carrier is offering up to $1000 off on these devices with a new line on Magenta Max or the Galaxy S23+ free through trade-in.
At the same time, buyers can also get up to $500 on the Galaxy S23+ with an eligible trade-in on any plan while the S23 Ultra will set you back $200 if you have something good to swap.
- In case you want to buy S23 from Verizon – Pre-order Samsung Galaxy S23 at Verizon US and get Watch 5 or Tab S7 FE for free
You can check out the key specs of all three smartphones below:
|Device name||Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra||Samsung Galaxy S23+||Samsung Galaxy S23|
|Display||6.8″, 120Hz||6.6″, 120Hz||6.1″, 120Hz|
|Processor||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2|
|Storage||8GB + 128GB/256GB||8GB + 256GB/512GB||12GB + 256GB/512GB/1TB|
|Software||Android 13 One UI 5.1||Android 13 One UI 5.1||Android 13 One UI 5.1|
|Rear Camera||Primary: 200MP
Telephoto 1: 10MP (3x)
Telephoto 2: 10MP (10x)
Telephoto: 10MP (3x)
Telephoto: 10MP (3x)
|Battery||5000 mAh||4700 mAh||3900mAh|