Samsung was scheduled to launch the Exynos 2200 with AMD graphics on January 11.
Update, January 12 (12:10pm ET): Samsung delays Exynos 2200 launch
what you need to know
- Samsung has announced a new release date for its next-generation Exynos chips.
- The upcoming Exynos 2200 will be unveiled at the same time as the Samsung Galaxy S22 series.
- AMD’s GPU architecture powers Samsung’s next-generation flagship chipsets.
Samsung appears to be ready to take the wraps off its next-generation Exynos processors, which will include an AMD-powered GPU. The South Korean tech giant has announced that the successor to its Exynos 2100 will be unveiled next week.
In a tweet, Samsung confirmed that it will hold an event on January 11 to unveil its next-generation Exynos chip, which features a new GPU based on AMD RDNA 2. For starters, the RDNA 2 graphics architecture is the same GPU used in the Xbox Series X, Sony PlayStation 5, and AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 graphics card.
AMD announced earlier last year that it would bring the RDNA2 architecture to the mobile space. However, the chipset is not expected to provide Samsung’s future phones with the same level of graphics performance as some of the best video game consoles. Still, Samsung is promising improved gaming performance with its upcoming processors, which will bring ray tracing and variable rate shading to mobile devices.
It’s no surprise that AMD graphics cards are incorporated into Exynos processors. In 2019, Samsung announced a partnership with the semiconductor company to use Radeon graphics cards in its mobile processors.
The teaser doesn’t specifically name the Exynos 2200, but that’s what the next-gen SoC will most likely be called. It’s also expected to power Samsung’s best Android phones in 2022, such as the upcoming Galaxy S22 series, though the SoC will likely be limited to the global version of the phone, with the U.S. model likely to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset.
Notably, this is the first Exynos chipset to include an AMD GPU, signaling Samsung’s intention to compete with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon and Apple’s mobile chipsets.
Update, January 12 (12:10pm ET) ― Samsung apparently delayed the release of the Exynos 2200
Samsung has reportedly confirmed a delay in the release of its next-generation Exynos chipset.
A company representative told Business Korea that the Exynos 2200 will now be unveiled “at the launch of new Samsung smartphones,” presumably referring to the upcoming Galaxy S22 series.
Samsung’s next flagship phone will be powered by its in-house Exynos 2200 SoC, with the exception of North American, Chinese and Indian models.
A representative of the South Korean company was also quoted as saying that there are no production and performance issues with the new chipset, contrary to previous rumors.
Speculation about the delay began to circulate on social networking sites such as Weibo, a day after Samsung missed its original launch schedule. Well-known leaker Ice Universe blamed the cooling issues on the new RDNA2 GPU.
The Galaxy S22 device is expected to be announced on February 8, with the Exynos 2200 debuting shortly after.