Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S22 flagship series earlier this week, and as is customary, some markets will get phones with the latest Qualcomm chipsets, while others will get phones with the latest Exynos chipsets. The firm has traditionally been quite consistent with distribution, with the Snapdragon version accessible in the United States, South Korea, and China. However, there is a significant trend towards the Snapdragon model this year, with India having already stated that it will make the transfer, and it is not the only market.
According to recent rumours, additional regions are following Qualcomm’s lead, and we now have formal confirmation from South Africa’s director of integrated mobility Justin Hume, who confirmed that Samsung is switching to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 due to “manufacturing and lead times.”
The UAE, which is part of the Middle East, and South Korea are two more markets that are expected to abandon Exynos chips. The Samsung Galaxy S22 triple with Exynos 2200 will only be available in the United Kingdom and Continental Europe.
Early CPU scores, published before the official debut, offer the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset a little advantage, but we expect the Exynos 2200 to outperform the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in GPU performance, as its graphics unit is based on AMD RDNA2 architecture.
Pre-orders for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra are already open, with shipping set for February 25, exactly two weeks from now.