Samsung and Qualcomm present an exclusive Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor for the Galaxy S23

Qualcomm announced its collaboration with Samsung  to develop a special version of the new and powerful CPU installed in the Galaxy S23 series mobiles.


Samsung  and Qualcomm have announced a collaboration with the aim of developing the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy , a special version of the processor that has been described by the same companies as “the fastest in the brand’s history”. This custom chipset has been implemented in the Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphones, which were presented this Wednesday, February 1, in the first Unpacked of the year.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy offers much faster performance than the rest of the processors from both Qualcomm and other brands on the market and, to prove it, they have been integrated into the new flagships of the South Korean firm Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 Ultra. This is in line with what the mobile chipset manufacturer confirmed in mid-2022 when it pointed out that Exynos, Samsung’s own CPU, would no longer be present in the company’s high-end .

A promising alliance in the mobile industry

Cristiano Amon , president and CEO of Qualcomm, mentioned that the agreement with Samsung seeks to establish a new standard in terms of connected computing. “Our strong strategic partnership with Samsung is the result of our mutual commitment to innovation and delivering the world’s best smartphone experiences to consumers. We are delighted that Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy will power the Galaxy S23 series around the world . “

For his part, TM Roh – president and director of Samsung’s mobile experience business – also offered his contributions regarding the strategic alliance with Qualcomm. “We value our long strategic partnership with Qualcomm. They are at the forefront of technological innovation and differentiation, making them the partner of choice for delivering the latest cutting-edge mobile experiences for today and beyond. Our new flagship Galaxy S23 series, powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, sets a new standard for premium mobile experiences and we can’t wait for consumers to get their hands on it,” he said.

he features of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy

When it comes to performance, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy features a Kryo-accelerated CPU with maximum speeds of up to 3.36 GHz. Additionally, it features an updated Adreno GPU, which has improved chipset performance and power efficiency to deliver luxurious graphics on Samsung mobiles with technologies like real-time hardware-accelerated ray tracing (RT).

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy specifications are especially useful for Samsung Galaxy S23 phones to offer playable experiences at the level of blockbusters developed for consoles or PC on engines such as Unreal Engine 5. With Snapdragon Sight technology, photo capture and videos is also greatly optimized.

Other functions included in the processor are Snapdragon Smart, which uses artificial intelligence to accelerate the performance of the chipset, and Qualcomm 3D Sonic, an authentication sensor with more security options that is integrated into the mobile screen.