The Exynos 2200 was supposed to be released yesterday, but that didn’t happen and rumours started to circulate behind the scenes.Samsung officials have now contacted Korean business Clarify the reasoning behind the change in plans – everything was fine, no production or performance issues, but the release was rescheduled to coincide with the launch of the Galaxy S22 series.
“We plan to launch the new application processor when the new Samsung smartphone is launched. There is no problem with the production and performance of the AP,” the official said.
As we pointed out yesterday, the Exynos 2100 was only released two days ahead of the Galaxy S21 series, so a month early for the new chip isn’t a big deal. It’s important to address the issues the chips ran into last year.
Samsung officially listed the ARM Mali-G78 MP14 as the culprit. “The new GPU is expected to solve the Exynos 2100’s problems. We intend to improve our competitiveness by loading GPUs for gaming into mobile devices.”
As you’ve probably heard, the Exynos 2200 will be the first smartphone chip to use AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture, so it will be the first to provide hardware support for ray tracing. Samsung hasn’t officially committed to a release date for the Galaxy S22 series, but South Korean media reports say it will be released on February 8.