According to data from market research firm Counterpoint, Samsung’s share of smartphone chips in the third quarter of 2021 was 5%, ranking only fifth, halving its share from 10% in the same period in 2020. In 2021, Samsung launched the Exynos 2100, but it didn’t achieve the desired results. Samsung hopes that the Exynos 2200 can change the trend and introduce ray tracing and variable rate shading through AMD’s graphics technology to make up for the shortcomings of the previous Exynos series, so as to improve competitiveness and compete for more market share.
Samsung will release Exynos 2200 on launch day of Galaxy 22
Although Samsung officially released a video trailer titled “Playtime is over” on December 30 last year, the Exynos 2200 conference was not held as scheduled on January 11, 2022, and the trailer and related event information were also deleted. Since it is the first GPU to use the AMD mRDNA architecture, as the result of the cooperation between the two parties, everyone generally has high expectations.
Samsung will hold “Galaxy Unpacked 2022” on February 8, releasing three models of Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra. According to the original plan, the Galaxy S22 series will be divided into two platforms: Samsung Exynos 2200 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
According to Business Korea, “We are planning to unveil the new application processor at the time of launching a new Samsung smartphone,” a Samsung Electronics official said. “There are no problems with the AP’s production and performance.”
Samsung is said to be rescheduling the Exynos 2200 release to late January or early February 2022 to catch up with the Galaxy S22 series. There are rumors that Samsung is trying to solve the chip’s heat problem by reducing the GPU frequency of the Exynos 2200.