Samsung has reportedly confirmed that it is launching the Exynos 2200 alongside the Galaxy S22 series later this month or in February. The flagship chip was first teased earlier this month. Samsung is expected to deliver an enhanced user experience and better performance than last year’s Exynos 2100 through a new system-on-chip (SoC). It is confirmed to have a GPU developed by AMD to take on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. So far, the Galaxy phone maker has used Mali GPU in its Exynos chips which provide graphics inferior to the Adreno GPU available on the Qualcomm SoC.
Quoting a Samsung official, South Korean news outlet Business Korea reported that the company is planning to launch the Exynos 2200 SoC at the time of the unveiling of its new flagship smartphone. The official reportedly denied the claims that the company is facing issues with the production and performance of the Exynos chip.
Late last month, Samsung teased the launch of its new Exynos chip on January 11 through a teaser posted on social media. However, the company quietly pulled the teaser – indicating a delay in the announcement.
Normally, Samsung brings its new Exynos chips ahead of its flagship phones to tease its performance first.
Samsung confirmed last year that it is working with AMD to develop a next-generation mobile GPU in its next flagship Exynos SoC. It will be based on AMD’s RDA 2 graphics architecture.
The official quoted by Business Korea reportedly said the new GPU was expected to solve problems with the Exynos 2100 chip. The existing SoC resulted in problems including heat generation for some users.
“We intend to intensify our competitiveness by loading GPUs for games in mobile devices,” said the official, as quoted by the publication.
Samsung is expected to use the Exynos 2200 SoC on the Galaxy S22 series for Europe and South Korea. However, the phones designed for markets including India, China and the US will come with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip.
The rumor mill has suggested that the Exynos 2200 will be based on Samsung’s 4nm LPE process technology.
Gadgets 360 has reached out to Samsung for clarity on the announcement of the new Exynos chip. This article will be updated when the company responds.
According to a recent report, Samsung may host its next Galaxy Unpacked event on February 8 where it will unveil the Galaxy S22 series. New phones in the lineup could include the Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra along with the vanilla Galaxy S22.
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