The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has been the talk of the town for a few months. This flagship chip will be announced in mid-November. Thus, only a month is left before its launch. However, until today, we haven’t seen any benchmark score of the processors. So all of our thoughts were just assumptions.
Today, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 was spotted in GeekBench 5. The phone that leaked in the benchmark platform is the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23. In GeekBench 5, it scored 1524 and 4597 in the single-core and multi-core tests, respectively. Also, we can see that the phone runs Android 13 and has 8GB of memory.
As a reference, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1’s highest scores are 1333 and 4211. Thus, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will have a noticeable upgrade of 14% in single-core performance and 9% in multi-core performance.
The screenshot also shows that the chip has an octa-core CPU design. The main frequency of the super core is increased to 3.36GHz; the main frequency of the four large cores is 2.80GHz; the three small cores clock at 2.02GHz. For comparison, the CPU of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 clocks at 3.2GHz (the super core), three cores clock at 2.75GHz, and four small cores clock at 2.0GHz.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will also integrate the new Adreno 740 GPU.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit will be held in Hawaii from November 15th to 17th this year. There is no doubt that Qualcomm’s next-generation flagship processor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (SM8550), will be released at this summit. And that’s logical that the smartphone OEMs are already testing their own models powered by this chip. Moreover, they are satisfied with the results. So there is every reason to think that this chip will make a tough competition to the Apple A16 Bionic.