Samsung is one of the few smartphone OEMs that actually make its own SoCs, the Exynos chips. Today, the company just unveiled its newest and most powerful chip, the Exynos 2200. This chip promises to bring big gains in the computing and gaming departments.
The Samsung Exynos 2200 is built on a 4nm process
Today, Samsung released a new video on YouTube detailing the ins and outs of this new chip. The short and sweet video has some interesting information in it, however, a fair bit of it was just PR speak and announcing features that have been out for years.
As for the solid information, the video stated that this SoC is built on a 4nm process. The Exynos SoC uses a new CPU architecture from ARM which is the Cortex – X2. With this, Samsung touted faster app load times, seamless multitasking, and faster video rendering.
As for the camera technology, there’s a new ISP in the chip that can actually take up to 200MP images. While this is true, the video did say that it can take up to 108MP pictures without lag. This means that we shouldn’t expect Samsung to advertise a 200MP camera. As for video, Samsung advertised that it can take 8K video, which has been on the market for years.
The video advertised better battery life
Sadly enough, the video spent more time advertising 8K video than talking about power efficiency. The video said that AMIGO technology will monitor battery usage to lead to better battery life overall. The AMIGO technology, coupled with the 4nm process, should hopefully help improve battery life across the board. The battery life on Samsung’s foldables hasn’t been the best, to be honest.
Samsung and AMD want to bring ray tracing to mobile gaming
One of the bigger announcements to come from this unveil is GPU performance. While the Exynos 2200 promises to run PUBG Mobile smoothly, there are other things that the company wants to bring to the table. For starters, Samsung and AMD worked together on this chip, and they created the Xclipse GPU. This is a GPU that’s based on the AMD RDNA 2 architecture.
That may be confusing to some, but what’s more confusing is the fact that the companies want to bring ray-tracing to mobile phones. That’s a BOLD claim, as ray tracing is still a bit of a novelty in the console gaming world. We shouldn’t realistically expect the next flock of mobile games to have ray-tracing, to be honest.
Samsung has a lot of faith in its Exynos 2200, and we can expect some notable gains in power. We’re not sure if the Galaxy S22 phones will use this chip, but we can expect this chip to hit Samsung phones later on in the year.