Updated (January 13): We’ve updated this story to reflect the news from Samsung that the Exynos 2200 will be launched alongside the Galaxy S22, which appears to have gone beyond the original rumors.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 chipset was expected to be announced on January 11th, but instead, all we got is silence. However, Samsung says that these new chipsets will come after all, a little later than planned.
January 11 was supposed to be the day we saw the announcement of the Exynos 2200, Samsung’s new mobile chipset. However, that date came and went without any news, and the original tweet announcing the event (via XDA Developers) was deleted.
After some uncertainty, a Samsung spokesperson confirmed to Business Korea (via Digital Trends) that the new Exynos chip is still coming, but that it will be announced alongside a new phone, likely referring to the upcoming Galaxy S22.
“We plan to unveil the new application processor at the time of the launch of a new Samsung smartphone,” the statement read. “There are no issues with the production and performance of the Associated Press,” the spokesperson added, adding a rumor circulating about why the new chip had been put off to sleep.
It was originally thought, due to a tweet from a leaker Dohyun Kim (via SamMobile) That the Exynos 2200 not showing up was because Samsung decided to drop the Galaxy S22 series chip, and instead moved in with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (expected to be found on US models) worldwide.
Users in the UK and other countries are usually jealous of the outperformance that Snapdragon Galaxy S series phones outperform their Exynos counterparts. However, there are a few reasons why Exynos versions are actually better.
Not only did the leaked graphics benchmarks show that the Exynos 2200 somehow beats the powerful Apple A15 Bionic chip from the iPhone 13 series, but it’s also rumored to have AMD Radeon RDNA 2 graphics; This is the same GPU architecture used in the PS5 and Xbox Series X. This isn’t something we’ve seen on any phone, so Samsung introducing it would be a welcome move; Especially for users who are looking for the best gaming phones.
Gaming is something the Samsung spokesperson is also talking about in his statement. “The new GPU is expected to solve the problems of the Exynos 2100,” they said. “We intend to increase our competitiveness by loading gaming GPUs into mobile devices.”
Unfortunately, there was another leak recently that bodes bad news for the Galaxy S22, with one leaker saying that all three Galaxy S22 models are getting a price hike of $100 each.
The good news is that there are a lot of other things that attract users to the S22 series, according to the rumors. The Galaxy S22 Ultra top model sees the most popular additions, including an integrated S Pen and improved 108MP photography with the new Super Clear Lens. Despite this, the S22 and S22 Plus should still see some upgrades, such as more compact designs and new 50MP main cameras.
It hasn’t been more than a month until the rumored S22 release date of February 8th. So, we won’t have to wait too long for us to try this phone out for ourselves. In the meantime, bookmark your Samsung Galaxy S22 hub for the latest news and leaks.