Samsung is preparing the arrival of the Galaxy S22 for the beginning of next year. Even if this remains a hypothesis, it is very likely. First, because the Korean company acquired this habit many years ago. So why have the leaks intensified in recent weeks about the different screen sizes available, about the possible partnership between Samsung and Olympus which the smartphone will benefit from at the photo level, or even about its SoC, the Exynos 2200, whose GPU would be developed by AMD.
Leaks claim that SoC should be etched in 4 nm, compared to 5 nm for today’s high-end components. It would consist of one Cortex-X1, three Cortex-A78s, and three Cortex-A55s. So the Exynos 2200 graphics processor would be based on the architecture AMD RDNA2, the same that powers the latest gaming consoles, PS5 and Xbox Series X. And benchmarks claim that the GPU is 30% more powerful than the Exynos 2100 that equips the Galaxy S21.
The Mydrivers website also provides other clues about the possible performance of the Exynos 2200. The Chinese media published an article accompanied by a screenshot from Wild life, one of the 3D Mark benchmark tests. As a reminder, 3DMark is mainly interested in the graphics part of the SoC. The site claims that this is a score obtained with the Exynos 2200, although there is no evidence that this is true. But let’s assume that’s the case.
The score obtained is, therefore, greater than 8,000 points. Let’s do some comparisons with other smartphones. A smartphone running Snapdragon 888 achieves a score between 5500 and 5800 points. The Lenovo Legion Duel 2, for example, touches the high end of this range.
Exceeding 8000 points is therefore extraordinary. It’s not even certain that the newly announced Snapdragon 888+ is capable of that. The iPhone 12 Pro Max achieves a score slightly below 6700 points. Here again, the difference is considerable. If the Exynos 2200 is capable of reaching 8,000 points, then we are facing an extremely powerful platform.