Samsung has officially introduced the long-awaited Exynos 2200. This is the first mobile processor to use AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture. In the past, this architecture was only used on the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X|S. This new system-on-chip (SoC) is expected to be featured in the upcoming smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S22, installed, which is to be launched on February 8th.
Samsung Galaxy S22 will receive SoC with PS5 architecture
The Exynos 2200 was developed using Samsung’s four-nanometer (nm) EUV (extreme ultraviolet lithography) process. An architecture is used that AMD calls “Xclipse”. In addition to four larger Cortex-A510 cores, the processor should use one of the efficient Cortex-X2 cores and the efficient Cortex-A710. According to Samsung, it is designed to support digital camera sensors up to 200 megapixels.
“Featuring the Xclipse, our new mobile GPU powered by industry leader AMD’s RDNA 2 graphics technology, the Exynos 2200 will redefine the mobile gaming experience, supported by enhanced graphics and AI performance. Samsung will continue its efforts to lead the innovation in the field of logic chips and provide users with the best mobile experience.”
Yongin Park, President of System LSI Business at Samsung Electronics
AMD RDNA 2 graphics architecture offers energy-efficient, advanced graphics solutions, adds David Wang. He is senior vice president of the Radeon Technologies Group at AMD. Samsung’s Xclipse GPU is the first result of several planned generations of AMD RDNA graphics in Exynos SoCs. “We can’t wait for our customers to experience the great gaming experiences powered by our technological collaboration on mobile phones.”
The new Samsung phone
In the course of the last few months, various pieces of information about the S22 have been leaked to the public. In addition to the technical details, the prices of the Samsung Galaxy S22 series and the color variants of the Galaxy S22+ are now known. The South Korean company wants to present the new flagship generation in February. It remains to be seen whether the new RDNA 2-based SoC will actually be used with it.