Until January 11th, the Exynos 2200 was traded as safe bank for the upcoming Galaxy S22. However, the performance didn’t take place and suddenly Samsung deleted the social media posts about the new processor. Does Samsung have to switch to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1? There is a lot of confusion surrounding the Galaxy S22. Samsung had actually announced the new Exynos chipset, which is being developed in cooperation with AMD.
There should be an event on January 11, 2022, but it simply did not take place. Samsung also deleted all teasers and the landing page for the processor on its own homepage. The manufacturer was unable to provide us with any information about the motivation – a response from Samsung’s SoC department to our request is still pending. The SoC in the Galaxy S22 should actually serve as a competitor for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 and rely on a graphics chip with AMD RDNA 2 architecture.
Now, of course, the question arises with which processor the flagship, which is planned for February, will appear. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is traded as an alternative online. This is obvious, since Samsung has already used Qualcomm’s processors for the S lineup in the past. A Snapdragon 888 is also used in the recently released Galaxy S21 FE.
What happened at Samsung?
Samsung fans as well as leakers are of course hotly discussing Samsung’s motivations online. Ice Universe tweeted that it assumes internal problems at Samsung that could be deeper than initially thought. However, last-minute decisions could also have led to the Exynos 2200 being canceled. At the moment, however, one can only speculate about the exact reason. The South Korean leaker Dohyun Kim assumes that the Exynos SoC will not be used in the upcoming flagship. Rather, he suspects that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 should serve as the processor. Actually, Samsung’s in-house processor should serve as a competitor for the Snapdragon, but the failure of the performance could now lead to the decision to go with the competitor – at least for the time being.
Exynos 2200 is G.O.N.E.
(It might be released later, but I'm sure that it's not going to be in Galaxy S22 series.)
— Dohyun Kim (@dohyun854) January 11, 2022
It is still possible that Samsung will rely on the Exynos 2200 for later models of the S22, but the signs are not good that we will be able to use the SoC for the release. What do you think of the lack of presentation of the Exynos 2200? Do you think the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 could be a replacement?
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