Before the official release of the Samsung Exynos 2200 chip, there were indications that this chip was not ready to hit the market. In fact, there were reports that the Galaxy S22 series will entirely use a Snapdragon chip. However, this did not happen and the Galaxy S22 series launched as usual. While the U.S. and China get the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 model, the rest of the world gets the Exynos 2200 model. Recently, there were reports that “Samsung delivered the worst Exynos this year.”
According to SamMobile, the Galaxy S22 series with the flagship Exynos 2200 processor sometimes runs very slowly. Furthermore, there is no response when pressing answer when a call comes in, and the GPS often fails. On Samsung’s community forums, some users have complained that the device’s GPS function is bad. The complaints claim that the GPS doesn’t work after the first setup, or after a long period of inactivity. At the same time, when using the map navigation, there will also be an error message “GPS not found”. As of the time of the report, a factory setting will not solve the issue.
Samsung Exynos 2200 chip has multiple issues
As of now, the scope and extent of this issue remain unclear. However, there are multiple reports that this feature is not working normally. As Samsung’s flagship model, the Samsung Galaxy S22 series has been deeply sought after by the majority of users since its release. These problems are destroying the brand reputation of Exynos, and Samsung must deal with these problems as soon as possible. In fact, it is not just destroying the Exynos brand, it will also work against the Galaxy S22 series sales.
According to @iceuniverse, the GPS bugs and screen failures of the Galaxy S22 series all happened on the Exynos version. He believes that this chip needs significant optimization. The Exynos 2200 is Samsung’s flagship processor for commercial use in the first half of this year. It is based on Samsung’s 4nm process and adopts a “1+3+4” design. The super core is Cortex X2, the large core is Cortex A710, and the small core is Cortex. A510. Also, the GPU is Xclipse 920 with AMD RDNA 2 architecture.
This chip is currently used in the European version of the Samsung Galaxy S22 series. It is worth noting that the Chinese version of the Samsung Galaxy S22 series uses the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 flagship processor, and the above problems do not occur.