Exynos 2200 SoC official with AMD-powered GPU
Samsung has introduced the Exynos 2200, the company’s next flagship smartphone chipset that will power its future premium phones (including the S22 series) this year. The mass production of this new SoC is already underway.
Samsung’s unveiling of this new chipset essentially ensures that Exynos-powered models of the Galaxy S22 series will be available next month, putting to rest speculations that Samsung is abandoning the Exynos chipset this time.
According to Samsung, the Exynos 2200 is a newly developed CPU built on the company’s 4nm EUV node. It features an octa-core CPU with Armv9 CPU cores.
Three CPU clusters are present: one with a Cortex-X2 flagship core, three with Cortex-A710 huge cores, and four with Cortex-A510 small cores. Additionally, the chipset has a Samsung Xclipse GPU based on AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture, which the firm claims would enable “console-level” gaming in smartphones.
Samsung’s Xclipse graphics processing unit will have sophisticated capabilities such as hardware-accelerated ray tracing and variable rate shading. Ray tracing replicates how light behaves physically in the actual world within the game, but variable-rate shading allows for faster shading in some sections of the game to save GPU effort.
Additionally, it includes a number of other technologies, such as advanced multi-IP governor (AMIGO), which improves overall performance and efficiency. It optimises power consumption to minimise battery depletion when playing high-resolution games.
The new chipset features an enhanced AI courtesy of the new NPU. It can be used in conjunction with the image signal processor to facilitate the capture of more realistic images. The ISP supports up to 108MP in single camera mode and records video at 4K HDR and 8K resolutions.
Exynos 2200 also features a fast 3GPP Release 16 5G modem that covers sub-6GHz and mmWave frequency bands. There is also E-UTRAN New Radio – Dual Connectivity (EN-DC), which can improve speeds up to 10Gbps by using both 4G LTE and 5G NR transmissions.
Additionally, it has an Integrated Secure Element (iSE) for storing private cryptographic keys and acting as a RoT (Root of Trust). Then, Samsung has strengthened the inline encryption hardware for UFS and DRAM.