Samsung‘s upcoming flagships, i.e. the Galaxy S22 series, are the talk of the town lately. You will see new information about the devices from the Galaxy S22 lineup pop-up here and there.
The latest information incoming is for the Galaxy S22+ model. Notably, the Galaxy S22+ powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 chipset for the USA was spotted on Geekbench.
It is a common tradition of Samsung to release its flagship phones with Snapdragon chipsets in some markets. While Exynos SoC is reserved for other regions.
For this, the company has faced severe backlashes, as the Exynos variants of the phone always lag behind that of the Snapdragon variant.
Samsung has taken considerable efforts in matching the abilities of the Exynos SoC to that of the Snapdragon chipset. However, till now, that hasn’t happened.
Several rumors suggested that the company is tuning the Exynos 2200 effectively, and is doing its best to not only match up Qualcomm’s chipset but outperform it.
Sadly, that doesn’t seem to be happening anytime soon, at least not with the upcoming Galaxy S22 lineup. Because the latest Geekbench score of the Galaxy S22+ USA variant powered by the Snapdragon 898 SoC is far ahead of its Exynos model.
Galaxy S22+ hit 1,163 points in the single-core test, and 2,728 points in multi-core
In contrast, the Galaxy S22+ international variant powered by the Exynos 2200 chipset (model number SM-S906B) scored 1,073 points in single-core and 3,389 points in multi-core tests. These scores are from a Geekbench report about the Exynos model spotted about a couple of months ago.
Although the numbers are much better than 475/1,393 points, it scored a few months back, it is still behind the latest Qualcomm results.
The point to note here is these are early days. As the device will reach its full ability, we may see some changes in these numbers. So, we cannot say anything conclusive right now.
On the other hand, the Snapdragon 898 SoC is expected to come with a powerful Cortex-X2 core. Along with three performance and four efficiency cores. It will be coupled with the Adreno 730 graphics card for those graphics-intensive tasks.
The Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S22 lineup may be limited only to the US, and a few more regions, at least based on prior experiences. Things may change this time around, though.
An average user may not feel a huge difference when using both phones side by side. Interestingly, multiple tech reviews show how differently the camera tuning is done for both chipsets. Almost all the time, Snapdragon Galaxy devices’ images have turned out better than Exynos models. Once again, that was the case before, it doesn’t mean it will be the case with the Galaxy S22 series.