Exynos 2200 arrives earlier than expected – AMD’s new flagship graphics chipset will debut on January 11. That’s a week after CES and the rumored Galaxy S21 FE launch date. The FE will of course use the older Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2100 chipsets depending on the market (more specs here). This innovative chipset will be reserved for the future Galaxy S22 series, which is probable to arrive in February.
The highlight of the chip will be an RDNA 2-based GPU – this architecture is also used in AMD’s RX 6000 series GPUs and is part of the custom chips used in recent Xbox and PlayStation consoles, plus the approaching Valve Steam Deck.
Hardware support for ray tracing will be mobile-first, so it will be interesting to see what the gaming industry does with it. In fact, this chipset seems to be focused on gaming, as all Android flagship chips will use the same CPU hardware (the new ARM cores).
A Samsung official pointed the finger at the ARM Mali-G78 MP14 as the culprit. “The innovative GPU is able to crack the difficulties of the Exynos 2100. We intend to increase our competitiveness by uploading gaming GPUs to mobile devices.”
Now, a Samsung official has reached out to Business Korea to clarify the reason for the change in plans – all is well, there are no production or performance issues, instead, the launch has been rescheduled to coincide with the launch of the Galaxy S22 series.