Samsung Galaxy S23 still includes GOS performance toggle and reportedly has new charging bypass feature
Samsung had already taken a serious backlash when it was discovered that its Game Optimization Service (GOS) was limiting the performance of the Galaxy S22 series. Samsung should have released an update later allowing users to manually disable this feature. This feature has now been spotted in the Galaxy S23. Moreover, Samsung’s latest flagship also comes with a new charging bypass feature for games. This feature could be ideal for gamers who intend to take more care of their battery.
According to a report by Android Authority, the Galaxy S23 series includes a GOS performance toggle. This feature appears identical to the toggle received by Galaxy S22 models after reports emerged suggesting that GOS is responsible for throttling system performance during gaming or other chip-intensive tasks.
The exact impact of the GOS feature is currently unknown on Galaxy S23 handsets. Notably, the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra are powered by an overclocked version of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. However, a recent report suggests that these smartphones come with an increased heat dissipation area. The performance of the GOS could have been carried over from the previous generation or Samsung could have left it to preemptively quash any controversy similar to last year’s debacle. We’re able to confirm that its toggle exists, as it was spotted on our Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Ultra review units.
In related news, a report from Sammobile reveals that the Galaxy S23 comes with a new charging bypass option. The Pause USB Power Delivery feature included in the Game Booster settings would allow users to directly power the chipset. The handset battery would not charge when this feature is activated. It is also said to prevent heat generation from charging a battery to hamper performance.
With the feature enabled, the battery will not charge, which would reduce battery charge cycles and positively impact long-term battery health. The report mentions that with the charging bypass option enabled, the Galaxy S23 only consumes 6W of power. However, it is said to consume 17W of power in normal use. We couldn’t spot the battery bypass feature on our review units.