Most Galaxy S22 models will be powered by Snapdragon 898, not Samsung's AMD chip: report

Most Galaxy S22 models will be powered by the Snapdragon 898, not Samsung's AMD Exynos chip: report
Update: An earlier version of this article said that that the Exynos 2200-powered Galaxy S22 will be limited to South Korea. Tron has clarified that it's unclear which regions will get the Exynos 2200.

The updated article continues below.


With Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 announcements out of the way, it's time for Samsung Galaxy S22 rumors to take the center stage. Perhaps the most exciting thing about the new range is the AMD-powered Exynos 2200 chipset. Per the latest from lanzuk of South Korea's Naver forum (via Tron), only a few regions will get Samsung's chipset.

Samsung runs into manufacturing issues with the AMD Exynos 2200

The post implies that only a few markets will get the AMD Exynos 2200 and this has nothing to do with the chip's performance. Reports have painted a positive picture, with some going as far to say that the processor is as good as the A14 Bionic chip that powers Apple's iPhone 12 series. Rather, it's because of low yield and mass production issues.

It looks like the Exynos 2200-powered Samsung Galaxy S22 will be sold in only a handful of markets and the list does not include South Korea. This suggests that most regions will get the Snapdragon 898, Qualcomm's next flagship SoC.

Currently, Samsung's Exynos 2100 chip fuels the European, Middle Eastern, and Korean models of the Galaxy S21.

The South Korean giant clearly has its hands full as it is reportedly also working on the Tensor chipset for Google's Pixel 6 duo, which a recent report indicates has a lot of Exynos DNA.

Moving on, the Galaxy S22 is not expected to embrace Galaxy Z Fold 3's under-panel camera technology. The new series is rumored to have the same design as the current iteration. Samsung will also use the same RAM and storage configuration.

The cameras on the new models, especially the Ultra, will apparently be significantly improved. Whether Samsung will go for a 200MP camera or use an improved version of the 108MP remains to be seen.

Samsung would do well to plan out the next series intelligently, considering that dazzling specs didn't do much for the Galaxy S21 series. Otherwise, the best Chinese Android phones will steal the limelight.

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