But how’s the performance in reality? We’ll find out soon.
Samsung isn’t always the best when it comes to the semiconductor industry. Its chipsets usually lagged behind competitors like Qualcomm and Mediatek, even flagship ones. To address this lagging performance which plagued several generations of handsets already, Samsung has collaborated with AMD in order to bring their graphics technology to mobile. This resulted in Samsung’s custom GPU called “Xclipse 920” based on AMD’s own RDNA2 architecture
The new flagship processor is rumoured to power the new Galaxy S22 series of flagship phones. It is composed of a one-three-four CPU setup and the industry’s first Armv9 CPU cores. There is a single Cortex-X2 supercore, three Cortex-A710 balancing cores, and finally, four Cortex-A510 power efficiency cores. Samsung claims on its website that they’re bringing “console graphics” down to mobile, all thanks to AMD’s improved hardware acceleration that gives a realistic and immersive graphics experience. Another feature that was brought from PC to mobile is the Variable rate shading feature that allows developers to add shading to areas where applicable without making their games more demanding or power-hungry.
Samsung also said that the AI performance of the Exynos 2200 is doubled in comparison to the Exynos 2100. In addition to significantly enhanced AI performance, the chipset also features a battery-saving component called AMIGO (Advanced Multi-IP Governor) that maintains the performance of the CPU and GPU and automatically makes necessary adjustments while using the phone.
Like all other flagship processors, the Exynos 2200 is manufactured based on a 4nm EUV process. It is manufactured through Samsung’s in-house factories, which can be a little worrying since chipsets manufactured by Samsung have some questionable performance, like the SD8Gen1, for instance.
Among other things, the chipset can support up to 200MP on a single lens, 8K video recording, 4K displays with up to 120Hz refresh rate, or 144Hz refresh rate for QHD+ resolutions.
As stated, the Exynos 2200 is expected to debut with the Galaxy S22 series which is rumored to arrive early February, so by then, we’ll see how the performance lives up. Oh, we may also see this in other phones in the future as some Vivo and Meizu handset do use Exynos chipsets. In addition, the Google Tensor is a chipset that’s basically a glorified Exynos chip with a heavy focus in AI.