The new Samsung Galaxy S22 series will be launched in February 2022. Originally, the Korean flagships were supposed to be delivered with the brand-new Exynos 2200 SoC including the RDNA 2 graphics chip in Europe. However, after the launch of the chip was surprisingly canceled, Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra might also get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in Europe.
Samsung Galaxy S22 with Snapdragon SoC?
Originally, the Samsung Galaxy S22 series was supposed to ship with the latest model of the in-house Exynos chip in Europe, while Snapdragon’s new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is used in the rest of the world. However, that might have changed now.
Actually, the new Samsung Exynos 2200 including an integrated graphics chip based on AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture was supposed to be officially unveiled on January 11. However, the unveiling was canceled at the last second.
At the same time, Samsung deleted all teasers and hints about the launch of the new flagship SoC and even took the announcement website offline. A possible explanation for this is provided by the usually reliable leaker Ice Universe via Twitter.
He says Samsung has postponed the launch of the Exynos 2200 at short notice due to internal problems. According to him, there is a big internal crisis in Samsung’s chip production. If and when the Samsung Exynos 2200 SoC will still see the light of day is currently unclear, he says.
Is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 stepping into the breach?
Leaker Dohyun Kim therefore assumes that the Samsung Galaxy S22 series will ship with a Snapdragon SoC from Qualcomm worldwide – and thus also in Europe for the first time. Until now, corresponding chips were only reserved for the “Fan Editions” in this country, like the current Samsung Galaxy S21 FE.
Accordingly, the Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra will also be equipped with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in Europe. Of course, the information should be taken with a grain of salt, as is always the case with leaks.
However, European Samsung fans should like this, since the company’s Exynos chips have had a shadowy existence for years and are usually inferior to the Qualcomm counterparts in terms of performance.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 series is expected to be officially unveiled on February 8. We will have certainty by then at the latest. Also, regarding the extremely bright display in the two top models.