The possible presence of MediaTek processors in Galaxy S22 FE and Galaxy S23 series; An exciting step or a big setback?
Fe or Fan Edition small family of advanced mids Samsung Leaving aside Galaxy Note FE (launched in summer 2017 as a secured version of the controversial Galaxy Note7 was introduced), in its current sense, first in September 2020 in the form of two phones Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy S20 FE 5G was born, offering a large part of the features of the flagship series S20 entered the list of popular and best-selling Samsung phones with a more suitable and competitive price. Galaxy S21 FE despite the delay Abundant in introducing and presenting to the market, it still seems to be an advanced and acceptable mid-range, at least compared to the series S22 offers a reasonable price and suitable features.
S21 FE, which is currently on sale for less than $600, has a solid body with Water and dust resistant design, modern 5nm processor, quality cameras, a 120 Hz AMOLED display, a relatively large battery, and wireless charging are equipped, which despite finding competitors for it among Chinese manufacturers, at least In Samsung’s product portfolio, there is no similar model for it at this price! S21 FE (and earlier S20 FE) thus managed to provide Many of the main features of flagship phones have become cheaper and more competitive, and despite the delay, which was practically unaffected by the decline in popularity, it still experiences high sales.
This high popularity has made Samsung even more determined to continue this path and prepare the next generation of this phone as quickly as possible; However, if the report published in the Korean media is true, S22 FE will have a big difference from its two previous generations and will use modern chipsets from the Taiwanese company Mediatek in Asian markets; Something that an internal MediaTek source has also confirmed by confirming that Samsung will use the Dimensity platform for the company’s next high-end phones.
Samsung as mentioned in In the past two or three years, it has used MediaTek processors in some of its products, but this use has never gone beyond the low and middle level, and Samsung’s new decision, if implemented, not only shows a major procedural change in Samsung itself, but also MediaTek’s significant progress in the market. It also speaks to the competitiveness of processors. The rise of Mediatek began with the introduction of mid-range 5G Dimensity processors in November 2019, and after the introduction of the initial model Dimensity 1000, many other models from Dimensity 800 and Dimensity 820 to Dimensity 720 and Dimensity 1200 competes in the upper mid-range of the market and ends with the unveiling of Dimensity 9000 5G Not only the title of the first 4 nm processor on the market with cores X2 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 cores have exceeded it in some cases.
On the other hand, news from the processing department Samsung was not very pleasant and apart from Qualcomm’s dissatisfaction with the production process of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor (which Appearance The American giant’s cooperation with Samsung has been completed and the task of manufacturing the next generation of this processor has been entrusted to TSMC. aspx” target=”_blank” title=”Publication of reports of the possibility of deliberate manipulation of Samsung’s 4 and 5 nm chip efficiency results”>Publication of reports of the possibility of deliberate manipulation of Samsung 4 and 5 nm chip efficiency results also difficult conditions for foundry Samsung has set a figure. Among the other permanent problems of Samsung, especially during the last one or two years, is the difference in the performance of the company’s Exynos processors compared to their parallel samples in the Qualcomm series, which were placed in the same phone at the same time but with a different geographical distribution. An obvious example in this context, the lower performance of the chip Exynos 2100 compared to Snapdragon 888 processor, both of which are used in Galaxy S21 (for different geographical regions) were present and fueled hot discussions in this field. This issue is apparently one of the main reasons for Samsung’s decision to use the Qualcomm processor in the Galaxy S22 is in areas that have always used Exynos chips until now.
In this situation, the presence of an advanced MediaTek processor in the Galaxy S22 FE (which will most likely be the Dimensity 9000 flagship chipset) ) seems quite exciting in many ways. First of all, only a short look at the arrangement of the processing cores of this 4 nm chipset will be enough to convey this excitement; Dimensity 9000 5G with a 3.05 GHz core g310-ip.aspx” target=”_blank” title=”A birthday party for Armv9 – introducing the Arm Cortex-X2 and Cortex-A710 with a four-year update!”>Cortex-X2 is offered at the highest level and Three 2.85 GHz middle cores .aspx” target=”_blank” title=”A birthday party for Armv9 – introducing Arm Cortex-X2 and Cortex-A710 with a four-year update!”>Cortex-A710 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz A510 at the low end helps it along the way. This arrangement is exactly the same as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, and in the case of more advanced cores, it also offers a higher frequency. In the graphics department, although apparently the Adreno 730 in Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 performs better than the 10-core graphics It has Mali-G710, but this difference is not so big and it will provide high power to S22 FE.
Among other positive points due to the possible presence of an advanced Mediatek processor in the structure of the Galaxy S22 FE, the issue of temperature control and heat production; Although it is directly related to the internal heat removal system of the device, it is not unrelated to the type of processor and its design. For example, Samsung’s custom Mongoose cores generated more heat compared to their regular Arm counterparts in previous years, which eventually led Samsung to abandon its usual practice and use regular Arm cores in the Exynos 2100. Mediatek processors in the middle and advanced level have an acceptable and accepted performance in the field of heat control, and there is not much news about performance loss and what is called throttling. Therefore, in both the processing and graphics sections and while playing advanced games in S22 FE, we will probably face better conditions than before.
Finally, as another positive point behind this story, we must refer to the price range of the processors. Mediatek pointed out that it has always been cheaper compared to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon flagships, and this may benefit end users in the final price of the device.
The presence of a MediaTek chipset in the Galaxy S22 FE will lead to a negative point, although not so important, where the company’s processors, even in their most advanced versions (at least to date), do not allow access to the high-speed 5G network. It does not have mmWave and their connection to 5G is done through the slower but wider sub-6GHz network. This issue limits the provision of phones equipped with these chipsets to the American market, which is the main hub of the fifth generation mmWave networks, and once again reminds us of the need to use Qualcomm chips.