Samsung Korea denies Exynos 2200 delay and production or performance issues for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra
It has been quite the week for the Exynos 2200, considering that Samsung has yet to announce the SoC. A few days ago, Ice Universe alleged that Samsung had postponed the Exynos 2200, throwing its future in the Galaxy S22 series into doubt. The renowned leaker added that Samsung would bring the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and the Galaxy S22 Ultra to market with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 instead, which was destined for China and North America anyway.
Samsung has now denied these rumours to Business Korea. Apparently, there are no problems with the Exynos 2200, contrary to speculation. Business Korea reports that a Samsung Electronics official said:
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.
Additionally, the official added, concerning the Exynos 2200 featuring an RDNA 2-based GPU:
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.
If this is the case, we should expect to see Samsung unveil the Exynos 2200 alongside the Galaxy S22 series on February 8. The Galaxy S22 series should be orderable before the end of February, too. However, the above statements do not guarantee that Samsung will use the Exynos 2200 across major markets, China and North America excluded.
If the Galaxy S21 FE is anything to go by, Samsung may still opt for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in the Galaxy S22 series. Currently, India is the only major market in which Samsung has released the Galaxy S21 FE with an Exynos 2100.