Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra benchmarks just leaked – and that’s not good news

Earlier this week, a handset believed to be the base Samsung Galaxy S23 appeared on Geekbench with an impressive set of benchmark numbers for a pre-release phone that gave the iPhone 14 a run for its money.

Now another device — SM-S918U (opens in a new tab) — appeared on the benchmarking site, and this is the one that SamMobile (opens in a new tab) believed to be the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.

Since the internals listed are identical – the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and 8GB of RAM – the numbers are as close as you’d expect. The S23 Ultra scores a single-core score of 1,521 and a multi-core score of 4,689.

But while that’s a big improvement over the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (which managed scores of 1,240 and 3,392, respectively), they’re not quite as impressive as the virtually identical numbers to come on the base S23 for one simple reason: the competition for the Ultra variant is considerably tougher.

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When we covered the S23’s scores, we noted that it eclipsed the multi-core performance of the iPhone 14 (4,553), even though it lagged on the single-core metric (1,727). That’s important because the Samsung Galaxy S23 will likely be in the same price bracket as the base iPhone 14 when it hits store shelves.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, if past form is any indication, will go hand in hand with the iPhone 14 Pro, and which uses Apple’s faster A16 chip. Our benchmarks gave the A16 scores of 1,891 in single-core and 5,469 in multi, leaving even those impressive S23 Ultra numbers in the dust.

The iPhone 14 Pro starts at $999, the iPhone 14 Pro Max at $1,099. For comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has an MSRP of $1,199. With prices rising in global supply chains, it wouldn’t be surprising if the S23 Ultra added a few extra bucks to that as well.

Of course, there’s more to a smartphone than its raw speed, and Samsung will likely justify the cost with extras Apple just can’t match, like S-Pen support and a rumored 200MP camera. .

And, truth be told, these benchmarks are more for bragging than any real and noticeable performance benefit in day-to-day use. Both will run the latest apps smoothly for years to come, and you won’t notice a difference unless you have both side by side.

Still, if those benchmark numbers don’t improve with optimizations closer to release, it looks like the best Android phones will continue to lag Apple’s flagships in raw speed for at least a year. additional generation.

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