It was recently rumored that all Galaxy S22 models with the first-generation Snapdragon 8 chip would be available worldwide, and now that seems to be the case. Quoted from VonArna, Dutch website Galaxy Club He has found a handful of Galaxy S22 orderlists in Europe, all of which are equipped with Exynos chips.
Although there is no mention of the Exynos brand in the listings, the model numbers indicate that all of these handsets are powered by the Exynos 2200 chip.
One of the listings of the Galaxy S22 on the Italian site Epto
The model numbers of the mentioned phones are SM-S901B, SM-S906B and SM-S908B, at the end of which the letter “B” refers to the Exynos type; While the Galaxy S22 models with the US Snapdragon chip are marked with a U.
Various results have been revealed in the Geekbench of “B” handsets, and the core configuration and clock speed of these tested models meet the expectations of the Exynos 2200.
Recent results confirm other rumors about November 2021. IceUniverse, The well-known whistleblower, who has a relatively brilliant track record of leaking information, tweeted that the Galaxy S22 will still be available in some areas with the Exynos 2200 chip.
One week later, the Korean website TheElec announced that Samsung would use the Snapdragon 8 first-generation chip and the Exynos 2200 in the new Galaxy S22 series. It now looks like European users will actually get the Exynos 2200-enabled versions; However, the order list may change at the last minute.
Snapdragon 8 Generation 1 vs. Exynos 2200; which one is better?
The two chips are not really different; Because both use an octa-core configuration that includes one large Cortex X2 core, three Cortex-A710 cores, and four low-power Cortex-A510 cores.
The performance of Exynos 2200 and Exynos 2100 is almost the same as last year
The difference between the two chips lies in clock frequency and cache levels and overall optimization. There are several benchmarks to the Exynos 2200, and the latest prototypes offer a different picture, as prototypes show that Samsung’s new chip lags behind Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 generation one.
Newer geekbench results and the possibility of a better performance of the Exynos 2200 in the multi-core segment
The biggest difference between the two chips can be found in the graphics section. Announcing its partnership with AMD, Samsung wanted to bring AMD’s RDNA graphics architecture, including ray-tracing, to its smartphones.
In general, it can be said that both chips will be very close in terms of performance. First, the CPU architecture is very close, and a lot can be done to increase performance, such as changing the clock speed and managing the thermal bottleneck. Second, Samsung is launching its next flagship series in two models, and if there is a huge functional difference between the two types, it will face a strong reaction.
Some of you may have recalled the 2019 petition in which angry users called for a ban on flagships equipped with Exynos chips; Therefore, Samsung does not intend to repeat the date.