Finally, Samsung did not wait for the presentation of the Galaxy S22 to reveal the secrets of its new SoC Exynos 2200. This chip, which should be found on the next high-end products from the Korean brand, adopts a 4 nm engraving process EUV and is based on the new Arm V9 architecture. This means a Cortex-X2 core dedicated solely to performance, three Cortex-A710 cores that strike the right balance between performance and efficiency, and finally four Cortex-A510 cores to manage power. This structure is similar to that of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 which will also occupy the high-end segment, so it will be interesting to compare the performance.
A graphic part that makes the difference?
But where Samsung stands out from its American competitor is in terms of the graphics. We have known it for some time, the Exynos 2200 has a GPU developed by AMD which is based on the RDNA 2 architecture found on modern PCs and game consoles. This means first of all the arrival of Ray Tracing, with the promise of improving the rendering of mobile games. But we can also hope for improvements in FPS and the arrival of titles that can really take advantage of this new capacity.
On the side of artificial intelligence, Samsung announces that it has “doubled the performance of the NPU compared to its predecessor“. There is also something new in the picture with the arrival of an ISP (image processor) that supports sensors up to 200 MP with the possibility of filming in 4K at 240 fps or in 8K at 60 fps.
A 144Hz QHD+ display for gamers
Finally, the display goes to 4K at 120 Hz or QHD + at 144 Hz, which should delight players, there is also support for LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage and millimeter 5G.