Samsung Exynos 2200 launched: Supports Up To 8K Video Recording, 200MP Camera Sensor
Samsung has silenty launched its latest flagship smartphone processor called the Samsung Exynos 2200. This chipset will be powering the company’s upcoming premium smartphones later this year. The company was expected to unveiled the same chipset set on January 11 but got delayed.
The announcement of this new chipset from the South Korean giant has confirmed that there will be Exynos-powered variants of the Galaxy S22 lineup next month, putting the rumors to rest that Samsung is ditching the Exynos chipset this time.
Samsung Exynos 2200 SoC Specifications and Features
The South Korean giant says that the Exynos 2200 is a newly designed processor, manufactured using the company’s 4-nanometer EUV node. It packs an octa-core CPU design and uses Armv9 CPU cores.
There are three CPU clusters — a single Cortex-X2 flagship core, three Cortex-A710 big core, and four Cortex-A510 little cores. Further, the chipset comes with a Samsung Xclipse GPU based on the AMD RDNA 2 architecture which the company says will offer a “console-level” gaming experience in smartphones.
The Samsung Xclipse graphics processing unit will offer advanced features like hardware-accelerated ray tracing and variable rate shading. Ray tracing simulates how light physically behaves in the real world inside the game while variable-rate shading can lower the shading rate in areas of the game to optimize GPU workload.
It also comes with some other technologies such as advanced multi-IP governor (AMIGO) that enhance overall performance and efficiency. It manages power efficiency to reduce battery drain for high-resolution games.
The chipset also comes with an upgraded AI thanks to the new NPU. It can be used with the image signal processor to support taking more realistic pictures. The ISP supports 108MP in single camera mode and offers 4K HDR and 8K video recordings.
As for communication, the Samsung Exynos 2200 comes with a fast 3GPP Release 16 5G modem that supports sub-6GHz and mmWave spectrum bands. There’s E-UTRAN New Radio – Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) which utilizes both 4G LTE and 5G NR signals and can boost the speed up to 10Gbps.
For security, it also comes with Integrated Secure Element (iSE) to store private cryptographic keys as well as to play a role as RoT (Root of Trust). The company adds that an inline encryption HW for UFS and DRAM has been reinforced.
Highlights of Samsung Exynos 2200 SoC
- Based on the 4-nanometer (nm) EUV process technology
- Octa-Core CPU with 1 x ARM Cortex-X2 CPU for ultimate processing power, 3 x ARM A710 CPUs for optimal performance and 4x 2.2GHz ARM A510 CPUs optimized for efficiency
- Samsung Xclipse 920 GPU, AMD RDNA 2 architecture, hardware accelerated ray tracing (RT) and variable rate shading (VRS)
- Integrated NPU + DSP
- UFS 3.1, LPDDR5 Memory
- Integrated Secure Element (iSE), inline encryption HW for UFS and DRAM
- Rear Single-camera up to 200MP, Dual-camera 64MP+ 32MP
- 8K 60fps playback, 10-bit HEVC(H.265), 30fps with
10-bit VP9, AV1 Up to 8K encoding: 30fps with 10-bit HEVC(H.265), VP9
- Display Up to 4K/WQUXGA at 120Hz refresh-rate, QHD+ at 144Hz refresh rate
- 5G NR Sub-6GHz 5.1Gbps (DL) / 2.55 Gbps (UL), 5G NR mmWave 7.35Gbps (DL) / 3.67 Gbps (UL), LTE Cat.24 8CA 3Gbps (DL) / Cat.22 4CA 422Mbps (UL)
- Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
Expected Availability Of Exynos 2200-powered Smartphones
Samsung has said that the Exynos 2200 is currently in mass production. While it has not been explicitly confirmed, this chipset will be powering the brand’s upcoming Galaxy S22 series flagship smartphones that are expected to get officially launched on February 8, along with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered models.