Samsung’s flagship Exynos 2200 chipset was due to be unveiled on January 11th, but that never happened. Samsung in no way explained the cancellation of the presentation, which led to a lot of rumors of problems with the chip. A company spokesman has now contacted Business Korea to clarify the reason for the change in plan.
According to a Samsung spokesperson, there are no problems with the chipset. The launch of the Exynos 2200 has been postponed to coincide with the launch of the Galaxy S22 series. As a reminder, last year’s Exynos 2100 was launched two days before the Galaxy S21. In fact, the announcement of a new processor a month before the Galaxy S22 launches doesn’t matter. Likely by the time Samsung stopped the chip reveal on Jan. 11, Samsung was planning an earlier launch of the new flagship smartphones.
A Samsung spokesman said in a message to Business Korea that the Mali-G78 MP14 arm’s graphics were the cause of the Exynos 2100’s performance issues. He said that the shortcomings of last year’s chipset will be addressed by adding a new GPU. Remember that the Exynos 2200 uses AMD RDNA 2 graphics with hardware accelerated ray tracing support.
Samsung has not yet announced the launch date of the Galaxy S22 flagship smartphone. However, according to Korean media, the event is scheduled for February 8th.