Samsung is gearing up to introduce its new flagship chipset, tentatively named Exynos 2200. The new chipset is said to launch shortly before the Samsung Galaxy S22 series. So, we can expect Samsung to unveil it in January or February 2022. The Korean firm, in fact, has confirmed that it will indeed launch the new platform “early next year”. According to them, they are preparing a “small gift for fans who love gaming” and while some of the specifications of the Exynos 2200 are gaming-oriented, we may also receive a special version of this chip with a total focus on gaming, it will have a boosted GPU.
Samsung published a teaser video and says it is for all fans that have been with the company through the pandemic and it shows what “togetherness” means. It is a heartwarming video about a kid that gets inoculated but still doesn’t get to see his friends, so they have to bond over with a mobile game. Interestingly enough, one poster above the child’s bed reads “2200” and we don’t think this is a mere coincidence, it probably is a hint for the upcoming Exynos chipset.
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Exynos 2200 alleged specifications
The company does not tease the specs of its platform like its Chinese competitors. So, for now, we’ll need to rely on rumors about its upcoming products. According to these rumors, the Exynos 2200 will be made on the 4 nm FiNFET process technology. One of the highlights of this chipset will be an RDNA-based Radeon Mobile GPU co-developed with AMD. This GPU is allegedly capable of HDR gaming, ray-tracing, and Variable Rate Shading. These features are currently available only on consoles and PC right now. The SOC may also feature 1 x ARM Cortex-X2 CPU core, 3 x ARM Cortex-A710 CPU cores, and 4 x ARM Cortex-A510 CPU cores.
The processor is also rumored to come with a fully-integrated 5G modem, Wi-Fi 6E. Furthermore, it has dual-frequency GPS, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and Ultra-Wideband support. Like other high-end chipsets, the Exynos 2200 may feature an integrated NPU, ISP with at least 200 MP camera sensor support, and 4 K 120 fps and 80 K 30 fps video recording support.
The new flagship SoC may make its first appearance through the release of the Samsung Galaxy S22 series. There will be three flagships – Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra. All of them will get Exynos-powered versions, depending on the region. Some units will have the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 instead which bears similar specs.