The Unpacked event is now expected for February 8 (according to leaks, no official date confirmed yet), so the Exynos 2200 chip should be expected sometime before that. Last month, Samsung stated in a Tweet that the next-generation chipset will be unveiled on January 11. However, surprise-surprise, this tweet is now gone, so it seems like the South Korea-based tech giant is really going to postpone the announcement.
Last month, we speculated on the potential that Samsung’s next flagship chipset, the Exynos 2200, might be unveiled in January, specifically on January 11. However, reputed leaker IceUnivese now reports that the release has been postponed to an unknown date. The Exynos 2200 has apparently been postponed, although it will still be unveiled before the Galaxy S22. The Exynos 2200 is the chip that will power various Galaxy S22 models for specific markets (as Samsung has done in the past), thus the chipset should be released in the coming weeks as we approach closer to the Unpacked event, where the next Galaxy S series will be formally unveiled.
The Exynos 2200 chipset should power the Galaxy S22 series in some markets – Samsung reportedly delayed the Exynos 2200 release. The Exynos 2200 chipset should power the Galaxy S22 series in some markets. Earlier, leaked Geekbench results showcased the fact that the Exynos 2200 was behind the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in terms of performance, so this could be a reason as to why it could be postponed (maybe Samsung trying to smooth things out?). Another possibility for the delay could be the ongoing chip shortage that has been affecting the entire mobile tech industry for a few months already. The exact reason for this delay, however, may never be known.
According to the leaked Geekbench results, the Exynos 2200 is still performing slightly worse than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. As has become the practice in recent years, we expect the Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S22 series to be available in the US and South Korea, while the Exynos-powered ones usually go to Europe and other markets. The recently leaked Geekbench scores show how the two chipsets could be different. The Exynos 2200 on the Galaxy S22 Ultra has reportedly scored a single-core result of 1,014; significantly lesser than the Snapdragon Gen 1, which scored 1,226. On the multi-core front, things are looking a bit better for the Exynos chip, which scored 3,415, while the Snapdragon (still beating it but with less this time), scored 3,462.