The most important component of the Samsung Galaxy S22 has just been announced (at least outside the US). It’s time to meet the Samsung Exynos 2200.
The 2200 is a new 4-nanometer chip that Samsung has just announced and has already entered mass production. Its capabilities are similar to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, but the differences could have a big impact on the two versions of the Galaxy S22.
Exynos 2200: Xclipse 920 GPU and display specifications
The most interesting addition to the chip is the Xclipse 920 GPU, which features AMD RDNA 2 graphics and ray tracing capabilities. It also supports videos up to 8K at 60 frames per second.
Ray tracing in a smartphone, or just a smartphone with graphics from one of the two biggest names in gaming graphics, is unprecedented and we’re very excited to find out if this new GPU will make the Galaxy S22 one of the best. phones. . This is the first result of what appears to be a multi-year partnership between Samsung and AMD, so it’s likely we’ll see Samsung’s mobile GPU capabilities grow even further in future generations of its mobile devices.
The chip is also capable of supporting up to a 4K display with a 120Hz refresh rate, an area where Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 only supports 60Hz support. We don’t expect such a high resolution on the Galaxy S22, just FHD. on the S22 and S22 Plus and QHD on the S22 Ultra. However, it’s good news that the chip will easily handle 120Hz, the rumored maximum refresh rate for all three models.
Exynos 2200 and 5G camera features
As for camera capabilities, the Exynos 2200 chip can take 108MP photos at 30fps, with support for images up to 200MP. The Galaxy S22 Ultra is rumored to have a 108MP main camera like last year’s Galaxy S21 Ultra, so this is a particularly relevant spec. The Exynos can also shoot two images at once, up to 64 and 32 MP at 30fps, and shoot up to 8K video at 30fps.
While it’s quickly becoming a standard feature that you could take on, the Exynos 2200 does support sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G. That should mean you get the best data speeds available no matter what network you can access.
The only things missing from these specs are performance figures for chip clock speed and maximum 5G download speeds. This is a pretty glaring omission for anyone interested in chipsets, and leaving them out suggests that Samsung isn’t done tuning the chip to a level it’s happy with. Even if the chip is already in production, it looks like there will be some tweaking and further announcement of performance results before we see the Exynos 2200 in use.
Exynos 2200 and Galaxy S22 Outlook
Samsung didn’t mention where we’d see the Exynos 2200 used first. The most obvious guess, however, is the Galaxy S22, which is expected to launch in early February at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event.
The US version of these phones is still expected to use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. Typically, the Snapdragon version of a Galaxy S phone offers superior performance to the Exynos version sold in other parts of the world. While we can’t be sure until Samsung releases official performance figures, it looks like Samsung buyers outside of the US have something to be excited about this time around.