The Samsung Galaxy S22 series is being touted as the next non-foldable flagship series from the South Korean tech giant. New reports suggest that the upcoming smartphones are expected to be powered by Snapdragon chipset in some markets and Exynos chipset in the rest. Indian users are reportedly getting Snapdragon 898 on their Galaxy S22 handsets. Previous reports have suggested that the Samsung Galaxy S22 series may come with support for 65W fast charging, and the Galaxy S22 Ultra is rumored to get an updated 108-megapixel sensor.
Tipster Tron (@FrontTron) — citing Clien — has tweeted Samsung has confirmed that some markets will get the Snapdragon 898 SoC while other markets will get the Exynos 2200 SoC in the Galaxy S22 series. The report suggests that Europe, South America and some other unspecified regions will definitely get the Exynos processor. On the other hand, the US-bound devices will get the Snapdragon chipset, but the report suggests that Verizon is in negotiations with Samsung to equip the Galaxy S22 series with the Exynos 2200 SoC.
The report also mentions that some markets are “very likely” to get the Snapdragon 898 SoC. These include markets such as India, Southeast Asia, South Korea and Hong Kong. However, the latter two markets are negotiating with Samsung to equip the Galaxy S22 with the Exynos 2200 SoC.
It should be noted that the final decision on the chipset for each market has not yet been made. The report also notes that Samsung’s chip designer System LSI is under pressure to cut costs for the Exynos 2200 SoC. Samsung’s IT and Mobile Communications Division (IM) is apparently in talks with Qualcomm and the chipset maker is said to have agreed to lower the unit price of the forthcoming Snapdragon 898 SoC.
SamMobile reports that the Exynos 2200 SoC is likely to outperform the Snapdragon 898 SoC as the former may be equipped with a superior AMD Radeon graphics chip compared to Qualcomm’s. Both chipsets are yet to be revealed, so this information should be taken with a grain of salt.
An earlier report mentions that Samsung is testing 65W fast charging for Rainbow RGB, with R, G and B referring to the vanilla Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra. Another report from last week lists battery capacities for two Samsung smartphones. The EB-BS906ABY battery has a nominal capacity of 4,370 mAh and is expected to be packed in the Galaxy S22+. The EB-BS908ABY battery has a nominal capacity of 4,855 mAh and was featured in the Galaxy S22 Ultra.