According to Korean media, nearly half of the smartphones and tablets that Samsung Electronics plans to release in 2022 will use Qualcomm chips. However, as the shortage of chips continues, these plans may change. By the way, since the beginning of this year, Samsung has been in trouble due to its inability to purchase chipsets from Qualcomm.
TheElec reports that Samsung Electronics will launch 64 smartphones and tablets next year. 31 of them are planned to use chipsets provided by Qualcomm. Apart from this, 20 out of 64 will use Exynos chipsets jointly developed by Samsung Electronics and AMD. Lastly, 14 will use MediaTek chipsets and 3 models will use UNISOC chipsets.
It is worth mentioning that the flagship Galaxy S22 series will use not only Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 chip but also the Samsung Exynos 2200. In this sense, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 will use Snapdragon 898 only.
In addition, the low-end models such as the Galaxy M33 and the Galaxy A33/53 will use Samsung’s self-developed chips. The Galaxy A13 will also use Samsung’s own chips. But the Galaxy A32, M32, A02, and A03 will use MediaTek chips. As for tablets, the Galaxy Tab S8, S8 Ultra, and S8 Plus will only use Samsung Exynos 2200 chipset.
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At The Same Time, MediaTek and Qualcomm Change Naming Principles
We have already informed you that Qualcomm will change the principles of naming its chipsets. The same will happen to the MediaTek chips. Today, a Weibo tipster said that MediaTek’s next-generation flagship processor will not be called the Dimensity 2000 but the Dimensity 9000.
The MediaTek Dimensity 9000 is based on TSMC’s 4nm process. The CPU consists of a 3.0GHz Cortex X2 super core + three Cortex A710 cores + four Cortex A510 small cores. It will also integrate the Mali-G710 MC10 GPU.
Compared with the Snapdragon 898, the CPU performance of MediaTek Dimensity 9000 is expected to be in line with the former. But we can’t say the same for the graphics. The performance of the Adreno 730 GPU of Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 ought to be a head higher. By then, the overall performance of the Snapdragon 898 in AnTuTu may surpass that of the MediaTek Dimensity 9000.
However, it is worth noting that the Dimensity 9000 uses TSMC’s 4nm process, while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 uses Samsung’s 4nm process. Therefore, TSMC’s MediaTek Dimensity 9000 ought to surpass the Snapdragon 898 in terms of power consumption.