Samsung has long been under pressure from its policy of offering two versions of flagships, where one gets a proprietary chip and the other gets a Snapdragon. Attacks against Exynos have become more frequent lately, and the company had to respond to them. Its answer is the release of Exynos with AMD graphics, which should shake up the market.
It was rumored that only a limited number of regions would get the luxury of access to the Galaxy S22 with the new Exynos 2200 chip, most of which would be content with Snapdragon 898 devices. Among the reasons for this selectivity were the difficulties with the production of the Exynos 2200, and the inability to organize the production of chips in sufficient volume.
But now information has come from South Korea that the number of regions where the Galaxy S22 will be available with a proprietary chip is much wider than previously thought. So, the variant with Exynos 2200 will be available in South America, Europe; and negotiations are underway for its appearance in the USA and China through some cellular operators. The Snapdragon 898 version will be available in South Korea, Hong Kong, India and Southeast Asia.
Therefore, there will be a chance to find out what results the company in creating a mobile chip and how AMD’s participation in this venture will be.
Somehow it so happens that in addition to the high price, one of Samsung’s main problems is its Exynos chips. They blame the fact that the processors of the South Korean giant do not have enough power; they overheat and there is an increased battery consumption. To tackle the lack of performance, Samsung went on to partner with AMD; to help it create powerful graphics for the Exynos.
The firstborn should be the Exynos 2200, which will launch before the end of this year. In addition, apparently, the company will hold a separate event dedicated to the release of the chip; to highlight the importance of the event and to praise the power of Exynos. There have already been leaks on the web indicating that the Exynos 2200 will perform well in terms of performance. According to Geekbench tests, it turns out that it confidently bypasses the Apple A14 Bionic and Snapdragon 888; and there is every chance that it will not yield to the future Snapdragon 898.
Samsung appears to be optimistic by the Exynos 2200 benchmark results; and believes it won’t leave a wet spot from the competition. This is supported by the fact that the company has placed a preliminary order for 200 million copies of the chips. Interestingly, the source indicates that the Exynos 2200 is using a second generation 5nm process, not a 4nm process.