The Exynos 2200 is now the subject of conflicting reports. Samsung had previously postponed the release of its flagship chipset, claiming in an update that it would not be used in the next Galaxy S22 series, making it a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-only launch. Fortunately, the Korean behemoth does not appear to be giving up, with a new source stating that the Exynos 2200 will be introduced on the same day as the Galaxy S22.
According to Business Korea, a Samsung Electronics executive said the Exynos 2200 would be revealed at the same time as the Galaxy S22. We previously reported that Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event would take place on February 8, so instead of January 11, the chipset might be announced next month.
“We are planning to unveil the new application processor at the time of launching a new Samsung smartphone. There are no problems with the AP’s production and performance.”
A Samsung official stated the following about the AMD RDNA2 GPU that will be included in the Exynos 2200.
“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.”
Keep in mind that, while Samsung denies experiencing performance issues with the Exynos 2200, one tipster claimed that the AMD RDNA2 GPU was overheating. Samsung is tweaking the graphics processor to minimize the issue of the graphics processor failing to sustain its target clock speed without reaching abnormally high temperatures, and will then publicly introduce the chipset.
Samsung has until the first week of February 8, which should be plenty of time, to get everything perfect. If the Exynos 2200 was intentionally delayed due to overheating concerns, it would be preferable to postpone the reveal rather than face unending waves of criticism for the chipset’s poor performance.
We’ll keep our fingers crossed and wait for the Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event, which begins on February 8, to see if the Exynos 2200 will make an appearance.