Samsung was previously rumored to be delaying the launch of its Exynos 2200 flagship chipset. However, it has now been revealed that this chipset will be released together with the Galaxy S22 series on Galaxy Unpacked in February. This information has not been confirmed, but the Exynos 2200 was previously predicted to be the brains of the international version of the Galaxy S22.
“We plan to announce the latest application processors at the same time as the launch of Samsung’s new smartphones. So far there have been no problems with the processor production and performance,” said a Samsung spokesperson, as reported by Business Korea.
With the launch of the Exynos 2200 not being held, rumors of a delay in the presence of the Exynos 2200 also spread among technology observers. There are also those who think that Samsung canceled the release of the Exynos 2200 chipset.
Galaxy S22 predicted to equipped by Snapdragon chipset
Of course, the news about the delay or cancellation is quite reasonable given the scarcity in the global semiconductor industry. In fact, along with the issue of delaying the release of the Exynos 2200, some analysts claim, the Galaxy S22 will only be released with a Qualcomm chipset in it, without an Exynos variant.
There is also information that says Samsung has decided to separate the Exynos 2200 from the Galaxy S22 package and may load it in another smartphone. That means, there is a possibility that the Galaxy S22 will only be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset in all markets.
For information, Samsung usually releases flagship smartphones using support for two different chipsets. Namely Qualcomm for the American market and Exynos for other countries.
About the Exynos chipset
It must be admitted, indeed not all consumers are satisfied with Exynos. Moreover, every year there are customers who report the performance of devices using Exynos; are slower and the devices tend to be hotter. On the other hand, Google’s Tensor processor used in the Pixel 6 series; which was made with the help of Samsung is very similar to the Exynos 2100.
AnanTech analysis reveals, Google’s Tensor chipset has the same weaknesses as Samsung’s processors. Regardless, the Exynos 2200 seems highly anticipated; especially since the chipset is reportedly powered by AMD GPUs that use the RDNA2 architecture.
There is an increase in graphics power that drives the performance of the Exynos 2200; in the same class as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor supported by Adreno; and Apple Bionic series A.