Samsung Galaxy S22: has the worst happened? Exynos 2200 canceled!?

In my opinion, Samsung needs to differentiate itself as soon as possible, it needs to move away from Xiaomi, Oppo and even Apple. It needs to do something all its own, all Samsung. 2022 will be a year of many changes, so the South Korean giant really needs to change its strategy… But apparently the year 2022 did not start optimally for the manufacturer.

Samsung Galaxy S22: has the worst happened? Exynos 2200 canceled!?

Exynos 2200 canceled

Therefore, this rumor is also not new to anyone as it has surfaced quite a few times over the past few months. But it appears to be gaining a lot of traction in this final month ahead of the announcement and subsequent launch of the Galaxy S22 range of handsets. Which, quite oddly, coincides with the cancellation of the Exynos 2200 announcement, which Samsung’s own “tease” says should have happened by now.

Well, apparently we won’t have any Galaxy S22 smartphones based on the SoC Exynos 2200. Something went very wrong during the development and production phase and for this reason the new high-end devices from the South Korean giant will be based on the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SoC in all regions.

Unfortunately, if you see a SoC with an AMD RDNA 2 GPU, it’s not coming soon! Even if the Exynos 2200 comes out a bit later, it will likely come out capped, on a mid-range device.

Why this failure?

Exynos 2200 canceled

According to Ice_Universe, Samsung never managed to reach the 2 GHz target for the processor’s base frequency. In addition, the RDNA2 GPU would arrive on the market with a performance far below what we already find in the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 (GPU Mali). Was it a mistake to adapt the architecture to a completely different process? Finally, the RDNA 2 architecture was designed for TSMC’s 7nm process, not Samsung’s 5nm process. However, this would reveal an overwhelming lack of competence, which I believe is impossible in a company like Samsung.

In short, the Exynos 2200 would fall far short of any high-end offerings on the market and therefore Samsung will favor the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 in all devices in the Galaxy S22 range.

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