The possibility of the global release of Galaxy S22 with Snapdragon chip; The unclear future of Exynos 2200
Samsung has been selling its flagships for years in markets such as Asia, the Middle East and Europe with its own chip and in China, South Korea and North America with a Snapdragon chip. The Koreans were expected to adopt a similar strategy for the Galaxy S22 family with Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chips; But apparently it won’t happen.
It’s no secret that Snapdragon’s flagship chips consistently beat their Samsung rival; This superiority was more noticeable in the Galaxy S20 family; Because the Exynos 990 suffers from problems such as a weaker CPU and GPU, overheating and a drastic drop in performance; While the Snapdragon 865 did not face such problems.
Samsung faced widespread criticism for its strategy of releasing its flagships with two different chips; So that even in 2020 users turned to collecting signatures to change the situation And the company’s own shareholders also questioned the Koreans’ efforts to develop a proprietary chip. Samsung has since made some major changes to its practice.
The Koreans no longer design custom CPU cores for Exynos chips; So that the Exynos 2100, the chip used in the Galaxy S21 family, uses ARM company’s own cores. The company had a similar strategy for the Exynos 2200 chip.
Unlike previous generations of Exynos, Samsung fans were eager for the arrival of the Exynos 2200; Because it was supposed to be the first Samsung mobile chip with integrated AMD graphics. Samsung announced in 2019 that it will work with AMD to bring Radeon graphics processing units to Exynos chips.
Exynos 2200 is G.O.N.E.
(It might be released later, but I’m sure that it’s not going to be in Galaxy S22 series.)
— Dohyun Kim (@dohyun854) January 11, 2022
Previously, all signs indicated that the Exynos 2200 chip would be used in the flagship Galaxy S22 family; But yesterday it was announced that Samsung has postponed the introduction of Exynos 2200 to another date and now quoting a source in South Korea, the Exynos 2200 chip, at least in the family The Galaxy S22 has been ‘abandoned’.
With the situation with the Exynos 2200, it seems likely that all versions of the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip in all regions of the world; Thus, it is not clear when we can see the result of the Samsung and AMD collaboration.
Perhaps Samsung will decide to introduce the Exynos 2200 at another time of the year; But between Galaxy S22 and Galaxy Z Fold/Flip 4, which will arrive in the second half of 2022, there will be no other flagship product; Therefore, it is not clear in which product Exynos 2200 will be used; Maybe we will see the Galaxy Tab S8 with the Exynos chip.
Note that none of the things mentioned in the upcoming news have been officially confirmed by Samsung. Currently, the only available information is quoted from various sources. To find out the truth, we will have to wait until next month and the introduction of the Galaxy S22.