The Exynos 2200 was meant to be launched yesterday, but it wasn’t, and reports of behind-the-scenes difficulties began to circulate. After speaking with Business Korea, a Samsung representative stated that everything is good, there are no production or performance concerns, and the launch has been postponed to coincide with that of the Galaxy S22 series.
“When a new Samsung smartphone is released, we plan to introduce the new application processor.” The AP’s production and performance are in good shape, according to the official.
The Exynos 2100 was revealed only two days before the Galaxy S21 series, as we noted yesterday, so a month’s early introduction of the new chip isn’t a big deal. The most important thing is to address the flaws that plagued last year’s chip.
According to the Samsung source, the ARM Mali-G78 MP14 is to blame. The Exynos 2100’s difficulties are expected to be solved with the new GPU. By incorporating GPUs for games into mobile devices, we hope to improve our competitiveness. “
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According to market research firm Counterpoint, Samsung ranked fifth in the smartphone AP market in the third quarter of 2021, with a 5% share. Compared to 10% in the same period in 2020, it was a 5 percentage point decrease. During the same time span, MediaTek’s market share increased to 40%, while Qualcomm’s was reduced to 27%. With the Exynos 2200, Samsung hopes to improve its AP competitiveness.
In 2021, Samsung debuted the Exynos 2100 for the Galaxy S21, which generated quality difficulties such as heat buildup.
A Samsung executive said that the new GPU is likely to address the Exynos 2100’s issues. “By loading GPUs for games onto mobile devices, we hope to improve our competitiveness.”
The Exynos 2200 will be used in the Galaxy S22 series, which will be released in Europe and Korea, while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 will be used in smartphones for North America, China, and India.