Twitter Leaker, Jon Prosser, leaked the S22 Ultra and the launch date of the S22 series. He further mentioned that the official unpacked event for the Galaxy S22 series will be held on 8th of February, 2022.
A New Era
After several reports referring to Note series’ death, the S22 series marks the dawn of a new era at Samsung. S21 Ultra was the first phone outside of the Note series to feature stylus support. But it wasn’t actually enough to please previous Note users. As the stylus had to be stored separately unlike the Note, which stores the s-pen inside the device. However, latest reports suggest that problem is now solved as the leaked renders of S22 Ultra show the stylus inside the device.
Exynos X AMD Collab
Apart from hardware, leaks suggested that Samsung was going to use an upgraded Exynos chipset with AMD GPU. Galaxy S22 Ultra would feature the Exynos 2200 chipset, featuring an ARM Cortex-X2 core clocked at 2.9GHz, three cores clocked at 2.8GHz, four cores clocked at 2.2GHz, and an AMD GPU clocked at 1250MHz. It would offer massive performance boosts and also offer ray tracing support.
Skepticism around Exynos
Samsung flagships run on Exynos chipsets in selected regions of the world. Other regions have Snapdragon powered phones. The differences between performance, stability and efficiency are always a point of debate. Exynos powered phones show heating issues and are usually less stable compared to the latter.
Rumours of Samsung Going All Snapdragon
Some reports suggested that Samsung was going to use Snapdragon chipsets powering S22 series’ phones all around the globe. However, these rumours were soon put to rest as an Exynos 2200 powered S22 Ultra surfaced on Geekbench.
Exynos Is Here To Stay!
According to a recent listing of the Galaxy S22 Ultra on Geekbench, Exynos 2200 processor (S5E9925) will arrive with the international variant of the smartphone (SM-S908B). The smartphone scored 691 points in the Geekbench 5’s single-core test and 3,167 points in the multi-core test.
We can expect great improvements from the Exynos variants of S22 series’ smartphones. Hopefully, Samsung won’t let the hype balloon burst.