Samsung’s latest Galaxy S23 smartphones are now available for pre-order in various parts of the world. The devices use “Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy” globally, which is fine-tuned by Samsung and Qualcomm. After a generation upgrade, the Galaxy S23 still brings a GOS toggle, raising questions.
As spotted by androidauthority, the new Samsung Galaxy S23 series has a GOS performance toggle, similar to the Galaxy S22. Notably, “games performance throttling” was an Exynos 2200 problem, but, the GOS toggle’s existence in Galaxy S23 doesn’t make sense.
The Exynos-powered Galaxy S22 models were widely reported to have a performance throttling issue, which was patched with a GOS toggle. Since the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is produced by TSMC, the overheating issue should have been fixed, as seen on 8 Plus Gen 1 models.
If there’s not any performance issue, Samsung may have wanted to continue offering users the option to toggle gaming battery/performance optimizations on and off. Since the 8 Gen 2 chip is already well optimized, Samsung’s toggle may not serve anything notable in performance and overheating.
Inside the Game Booster Labs section, you can find the GOS option entitled Alternate game performance management. When enabled, the function uses an experimental game performance management system as part of improving the performance of select games.
Samsung would start shipping the Galaxy S23 on February 17, while, it’s not appropriate to comment on performance and optimization in the initial days of release. As soon as the device reaches the public, we would be able to share their feedback with our readers.
For now, it’s great to inform you that the Galaxy S23 Ultra defeated all of its rivals in the Android world in the battery drain test. The battery efficiency of the S23 Ultra is even closer to the iPhone 14 Pro Max (just a 10-minute gap from Apple’s flagship).
OnePlus 12 boasts ULTRA battery that Samsung’s Galaxy S24 Ultra won’t
OnePlus 12 is on the verge of being unveiled in China, with global launch set to take place on January 23. Meanwhile, it has been revealed that the upcoming OnePlus 12 comes with a 5400mAh battery, which won’t be available in Samsung’s Galaxy S24 Ultra.
Official teaser posters reveal that the OnePlus 12 is equipped with a battery with 5,400 mAh capacity, which is 400mAh larger than Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S24 Ultra. Moreover, the device supports 100W wired charging and 50W wireless charging functionality.
It’s worth noting that the OnePlus 12 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor. This chip’s overclocked variant will power Samsung’s next Galaxy S flagship lineup. Hence, the OnePlus phone might easily beat the Galaxy S24 Ultra in terms of battery performance.
Samsung working on 1-inch camera with in-sensor crop zoom: Rumor
Samsung shipped its 200-megapixel camera with the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Moving ahead, the company is expected to ship the next two S Ultra flagships with enhanced variants of its 200-megapixel sensor. A new leak reveals that Samsung is also working on a 1-inch ISOCELL camera sensor.
Tipster @Tech_Reve revealed that Samsung is working on a 1-inch ISOCELL camera sensor with 0.8µm pixels, dual-pixel autofocus, and in-sensor crop zoom. Apart from these details, the tipster hasn’t revealed the model number of this image sensor.
Earlier, the same source disclosed that the South Korean tech giant would bring a significant camera upgrade to the Galaxy S25 and S25 Plus. These flagships are said to introduce a new Sony image sensor, ditching the conventional ISOCELL camera.
Galaxy S25 to feature new Sony Camera rather than Samsung ISOCELL
Countless leaks and rumors revealed most of the things about the Galaxy S24 series. In a recent development, a new leak indicates that Samsung is ditching the ISOCELL image sensor in favor of a new Sony Camera on its upcoming Galaxy S25 and S25 Plus.
According to tipster Revegnus, Samsung’s Galaxy S25 and S25 Plus smartphones might not use an ISOCELL camera sensor, with an upgrade to a new Sony Camera solution expected. It’s worth noting that there’s no camera hardware upgrade in the Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus.
Great news: The S25 and S25+ will no longer use the dreadful GN3 sensor; instead, they will feature Sony’s image sensor. I’m very happy! https://t.co/P6pxMEmyMl
— Revegnus (@Tech_Reve) December 3, 2023
We are over a year away from the tentative unveiling of Samsung’s Galaxy S25 series. Throughout the year, there will be several leaks and rumors regarding the specifications. Meanwhile, Galaxy AI will be spotlighted at the next Samsung Unpacked, so prepare for epic 2024.