A week after abruptly canceling the Exynos 2200 launch event, Samsung has officially announced the arrival of the most awaited member of the Exynos family.
According to Neowin, the Exynos 2200 is based on the 4nm architecture with an 8-core design, consisting of one Cortex-X2 core, three Cortex-A710 cores, and four Cortex-A510 cores. This is combined with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS v3.1 storage.
In terms of connectivity, the Exynos 2200 will support both mmWave and Sub 6GHz modems offering up to 10 Gbps downloads when in EN-DC mode, using both 4G and 5G connections. The chip also supports 3GPP Rel. 16, allowing for better coverage and lower latency. At the same time, Samsung has also added an upgraded NPU (neural processing unit) to improve machine learning.
For multimedia capabilities, the chip supports a camera up to 200 MP and the MFC (Multi Format Codec) feature allows the phone to record 8K @30fps. The Exynos 2200 can also decode 4K video at 240 fps and 8K video at 60 fps. Furthermore, the chip will support HDR10+ and display refresh rates up to 144 Hz.
But the most outstanding feature in Exynos 2200 is the Xclipse 920 – an integrated GPU based on technology AMD’s RDNA 2 Samsung claims that Xclipse is a unique hybrid graphics processor placed between the console and the mobile graphics processor. Highlights on this GPU include hardware-accelerated ray tracing (RT) and variable rate shading (VRS).
Samsung says the Xclipse GPU is the first result of several generations of AMD RDNA graphics that have been planned to be deployed on Samsung’s own Exynos chips. With the power of Xclipse, the company hopes to give customers using their phones great gaming experiences.
Samsung has yet to give any indication as to whether the Exynos 2200 will be included in Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S22 series, only that the chip is already in mass production.
Samsung is positioning the Exynos 2200 as the flagship SoC capable of going up against Qualcomm’s latest high-end chip, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.