As we know, Samsung usually launch it’s Galaxy S series flagship phones with the company’s in-house Exynos chipset in most regions, except for a small handful of countries like the United States, China and Japan.
However, this appears to be one aspect that will see a change in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S22 series smartphones. According to a forum post on Naver Forum (via PhoneArena), the Galaxy S22 series is expected to be launched with Snapdragon 898 in most markets.
What this mean is that the Exynos 2200-powered models are now exclusive only to select markets globally. This might sounds as a disappointment to some, since the forthcoming Exynos 2200 chipset is said to deliver promising CPU and GPU upgrades as the chip is said to feature a 6-core AMD RDNA2 GPU.
Earlier reports also claimed that initial benchmark tests seemingly revealed that the AMD RDNA2 GPU actually beats Apple’s A14 Bionic chipset in terms of graphical performance, and also reportedly dominates the Snapdragon 898’s Adreno 730 GPU on the graphical-end as well.
With regards to why the Exynos 2200-powered variants are limited only to a small number of countries, it’s said to be due to the lower yield rate of the chip as well as some other undisclosed production-related issues.