The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 and the Ultra variant has been spotted on Geekbench. While the Galaxy S23 is listed with SM-S911U model number, the Ultra version is listed with model number SM-S918U, these models are suspected to be US variant because of the ‘U’.

Samsung Galaxy S23 render
Alleged Samsung Galaxy S23 render

The listing has been spotted by publication MySmartPrice and it also reveals key specifications of the device. The Samsung Galaxy S23 series is expected to debut in January or February 2023, however, the devices have started doing the rounds on the web.

Galaxy S23 Ultra on Geekbench

The Galaxy S23 Ultra is the second device from the S23 family to appear on the Geekbench database. The motherboard is codenamed ‘Kalama’ which is the same as the regular variant. It refers to the upcoming Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. The SoC has one prime core ticking at 3.36GHz, four mid-cores at 2.80GHz, and three energy-efficient cores clocked at 2.02GHz. There is said to be an Adreno 740 GPU onboard. The listing also reveals that the S23 Ultra will pack 8GB RAM  but we can expect more at launch. The device will run Android 13 OS out of the box.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra on Geekbench

In benchmark tests, the S23 Ultra scores 1,521 and 4,689 points in single-core and multi-core results. In comparison, the regular S23 scored 1,524 and 4,597 points respectively. Apart from the aforementioned information, the Geekbench listing does not reveal any additional details.

Last month, the Galaxy S23 Ultra was spotted on China’s 3C certification website with 25W fast charging support which seems to be a downgrade from its predecessor. Apart from an upgraded camera and processor, the S23 Ultra is not tipped to pack any other upgrades.

The S23 Ultra is reportedly confirmed to feature a 200MP main camera sensor. Meanwhile, the CAD-based renders also don’t reveal any major design changes on the next-generation Ultra model.

Samsung Galaxy S23 on Geekbench

According to the listing, the Samsung Galaxy S23 has a motherboard codenamed Kalama, and an SoC which features a prime core clocked at 3.36GHz, four cores clocked at 2.80GHz, and three efficiency cores clocked at 2.02GHz. The chipset also has the Adreno 740 GPU onboard, making it pretty clear that this is the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip.

Samsung Galaxy S23 on Geekbench

Paired with the SoC is 8GB of RAM and Android 13. We can expect the 8GB RAM model to come with 128GB storage, while a 12GB RAM model will likely feature 256GB storage. Moving on to the benchmark results, the Galaxy S23 scores 1524 points on the single-core test and 4597 points on the multi-core test of Geekbench 5. Going by these results, it appears that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip will not be offering any major improvements in CPU performance over the existing Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip.

Other specifications about the phone have also leaked. According to sources, the Galaxy S23 series would be available in Beige, Black, Green, and Light Pink colors. The S23 will have a 6.1-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. It will have three cameras, including a 50MP primary camera. A 12MP ultrawide camera and a 10MP telephoto camera will also be included. The phone will have a 12MP front camera for selfies. The device will mostly be the same as the existing Galaxy S22, but it could come with a bigger battery compared to the 3,700mAh battery on the S22.


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