the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, Who could be called the Galaxy S22 Note, has been spotted on Geekbench last month with the model designation SM-S908B, the Exynos 2200 SoC and 8 GB of RAM. Now, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 powered variant has also appeared in the Benchmark Database, bearing the model code SM-S908N and SM-S908U. The former is probably a Korean unit, and the latter could be an American variant.
Both the SM-S908N and SM-S908U run Android 12, but the former has 10GB of onboard RAM and the latter has 8GB. One tipster recently claimed that the Galaxy S22 Ultra will have two RAM options – 12 GB and 16 GB – so we’ll have to wait for more sources to corroborate this bit to be sure.
Compared to the Exynos 2200 variant, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 model performed better in Geekbench 5 single-core tests as it scored 1,219 unique points while the Exynos 2200 unit hit 691 points.
However, there isn’t too much of a difference between the multi-core performance of the two devices since the S22 Ultra powered by Exynos 2200 registered 3,167 points, while the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 variant scored 3,154 points. It’s also worth mentioning that we are reviewing prototypes, so we’ll reserve our judgment until we test the retail version ourselves.
There is no word from Samsung yet on the Galaxy S22 series, but rumors claim that the range will be unveiled on February 8, 2022 at a Galaxy Unpacked event, with sales kicking off 10 days later. However, Samsung will start accepting pre-orders for the S22 series shortly after the event ends.