Regional Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 configurations revealed for the Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra
It is no longer a secret that the Galaxy S22 series will arrive soon. Not only has Samsung confirmed that it will host its next Galaxy Unpacked event in February, but also that people can reserve a Galaxy S22 series handset today. The company has revealed the Exynos 2200 too, its latest flagship SoC for smartphones. For reference, the Exynos 2200 is the first SoC of its kind with an RDNA 2-derived GPU, developed in cooperation with AMD.
Typically, Samsung equips its Galaxy S smartphones with Snapdragon SoCs in markets like North America, which would be the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. However, it remains unclear what regions will receive Exynos variants and which will receive Snapdragon ones. According to @dohyun854, who based their findings on firmware development, only one market will receive Exynos variants exclusively.
Specifically, Europe will continue to receive Exynos models, as with the Galaxy S21 series. Samsung has developed Exynos and Snapdragon firmware for some markets though, including Africa. Presumably, Samsung plans to release both SoC variants in these regions and will vary them on a per-country basis. @dohyun854 claims that the Exynos and Snapdragon split between markets will be as follows. All variants should debut on February 8 or February 9, the expected dates of Samsung's next Galaxy Unpacked event.
- Africa: Exynos/Snapdragon
- East Asia: Snapdragon
- Europe: Exynos
- Middle East Asia: Exynos/Snapdragon
- North America: Snapdragon
- South America: Snapdragon
- Southeast Asia/Oceania: Snapdragon
- West Asia: Exynos/Snapdragon