Following a delayed launch and rumors about not making it in time for the Galaxy S22 series, Samsung pulls off a surprise by making the Exynos 2200 official.
Described as a game-changing processor, the main highlight of the Exynos 2200 is its use of an AMD RDNA 2 architecture for the Samsung Xclipse GPU. The Xclipse comes with support for hardware accelerated ray tracing (RT) and variable rate shading (VRS)—both being previously available only on PCs, laptops and consoles.
The Xclipse GPU supports 120hz in 4K and 144hz in QHD+ resolutions.
The Exynos 2200 is based on Samsung’s 4nm process and uses ARM V9 architecture in a tri-cluster layout: one Cortex-X2 core, three Cortex-A710 cores, and four Cortex-A510 cores.
It supports LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage, and comes with a new dual-core NPU that Samsung claims has double the performance compared to the Exynos 2100’s NPU.
The Exynos 2200’s ISP is pretty much unchanged from its predecessor: you get support for 200-megapixel cameras and up to 30FPS capture at 108-megapixels (or 64MP+32MP simultaneous capture at 30FPS). The chip is capable of shooting 4K video at 120FPS and 8K video at 30FPS—both with HDR10+.
Rounding up its features, the Exynos 2200 comes with an integrated 5G modem that has support for both mmWave and sub-6GHz networks.
As expected, the Exynos 2200 will debut with the Galaxy S22 series, which is slated to launch on February 8.