Samsung was suppose to reveal more details about the Exynos 2200 last January 11, but we didn’t hear anything from the brand. They even deleted their initial announcement tweet about the upcoming processor, fueling speculations about issues with the chip. To answer the delayed launch, a Samsung official told Business Korea that there was a change of plans. Instead of the original January 11 launch, Samsung intends to announce the Exynos 2200 together with the Galaxy S22 series.
“We are planning to unveil the new application processor at the time of launching a new Samsung smartphone. There are no problems with the AP’s production and performance,” a Samsung official said.
This plan of Samsung to announce the Exynos 2200 alongside the Galaxy S22 series is not new—last year, Samsung announced the Exynos 2100 two days before the Galaxy S21 series. While it’s not clear what caused the delay, the most plausible reason is that Samsung is ironing out all possible issues with the Exynos 2200.
The Exynos 2200 marks a big announcement for Samsung, as it’s the first processor to make use of AMD’s RDNA2 architecture and have hardware support for ray tracing. This change aims to address the issues found on the Exynos 2100. “The new GPU is expected to resolve the problems of the Exynos 2100. We intend to sharpen our competitiveness by loading GPUs for games into mobile devices,” the Samsung official added.
Samsung has yet confirmed the launch date for the Galaxy S22 series, but rumors say it’s scheduled for a February 8 launch. Given the timeline of the Exynos 2100 last year, Samsung might announce the Exynos 2200 a few days before the Galaxy S22 series’ official launch.