Network sources have revealed South Korean giant Samsung’s plans to make smartphones next year. Despite the shortage of electronic components, the company plans to increase shipments of smartphone devices.
In total, about 334 million Samsung smartphones are expected to ship in 2022. Of these, the company will manufacture approximately 285 million units on its own, and another 49 million devices will be produced by third-party contractors.
In the total mass of devices, about 54 million units will fall on the flagship devices of the Galaxy S family. Of these, 14 million units will be the Galaxy S22, 8 million units – the Galaxy S22 + and 11 million units – the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
The volume of production of Galaxy Z devices with a flexible screen will increase: the total deliveries, in accordance with the plans, will reach about 13 million units. In this line, about 4 million units will fall on the Galaxy Z Fold devices and 9 million units – on the Galaxy Z Flip.
Over the next year, Samsung expects to ship 176 million units in the lower price range. The production volume of mid-range models is targeted at 91 million units.
Thus, as noted, 2022 may be the first year after 2017 when Samsung will ship over 300 million smartphones.
Samsung will transfer most branded smartphones to its own Exynos chips
Samsung’s semiconductor division will double shipments of Exynos processors next year, according to ETNews. It is believed that currently about 20% of Samsung Galaxy smartphones are based on Exynos chips.
Exynos chips are also used in smartphones from other manufacturers, but the number of such devices is extremely small. Samsung Exynos’ customer base is mostly exist in Chinese brands like Vivo and Meizu. Recently, Samsung chips have got criticism for not being the most outstanding performance and energy efficiency; as well as overheating under load.
Now that the company has adopted Arm’s original computing cores rather than its own custom ones; the performance of both flagship and mid-range Exynos models has improved markedly; and will probably get even better in the next generations. Insiders say they will fix 5G and heat issues in the very near future.
As a reminder, Samsung is partnering with AMD to take mobile graphics performance to the next level. The first brainchild of this partnership will be the Exynos 2200 chip; which will debut in the flagship Galaxy S22 smartphones. Many of Samsung’s next-gen affordable and mid-range devices will also receive proprietary processors. ETNews did not specify whether Samsung will expand the number of markets for Exynos versions of its flagship smartphones.
According to reports, the Exynos 2200 chip will be manufactured using a 5nm process technology. The processor will consist of one 2.9 GHz Cortex-X2 core, three 2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 cores; and four 2.2 GHz energy efficient Cortex-A510 cores. The GPU has a frequency of 1250 MHz.