Samsung has officially denied reports of the Exynos 2200 chipset being killed off. This led to speculation that the upcoming SoC could arrive later. Samsung is now saying that the new chipset will launch with the Galaxy S22 lineup next month.
Speaking to Business Korea, the manufacturer said it would unveil the next-gen flagship SoC during or just before the launch of the Galaxy S22. If reports are accurate, the Galaxy S22 will go official by mid-February, so we may have to wait at least a few weeks for the official release of Exynos 2200.
“We are planning to unveil the new application processor at the time of launching a new Samsung smartphone,” a company official said. Addressing speculation about the chipset’s underwhelming performance and production-related issues, the official said there are “no problems” in these areas.
“The new GPU is expected to resolve the problems of the Exynos 2100. We intend to sharpen our competitiveness by loading GPUs for games into mobile devices,” the official added.
Samsung initially planned to launch the Exynos 2200 by late 2021
Notably, the company was originally targeting a late 2021 release timeframe for the chipset. The postponement to January 11, and now potentially February, raises concerns.
Samsung is clearly at a disadvantage with its new chipset, as rival offerings are already here. Qualcomm took the wraps off its 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in late November. Meanwhile, MediaTek unveiled the Dimensity 9000 chip a few weeks prior.
Part of the reason there’s so much talk about Samsung’s new chipset is the integrated AMD GPU (RDNA 2). With features like ray tracing being one of its key selling points, there was understandably a lot of hope from the Exynos 2200.
Reports suggest that the Exynos 2200 chipset would make it into Galaxy S22 variants for regions like South Korea and Europe. Meanwhile, key markets like the U.S., China, and India would reportedly get the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 version of the new flagship.
We expect to obtain plenty of information on the Galaxy S22 series as we get closer to its official unveiling. The Galaxy S22 Ultra, in particular, has the mobile industry excited based on leaks and rumors. Early reports said the Galaxy S22 would break cover by early February, Samsung reportedly delayed it by a week.