Samsung is a top and one of the most popular smartphone companies in the world. It has produced top-tier flagship smartphones like the Samsung S21 Ultra that compete against other best flagships like iPhone 13 pro max. But to be honest, when it came to mobile processors, Samsung was not the first choice for many. However, all that is going to change with the introduction of the new Exynos 2200 chipset by Samsung. And in this article, we’re going to talk about the Samsung Exynos 2200 chipset, its specifications, phones that will have this chipset, and its capabilities.
Samsung Exynos 2200 Chipset Specifications
The Exynos 2200 chipset is the most advanced chipset Samsung has ever built. The new premium mobile processor features cutting-edge Arm-based CPU cores, a powerful AMD RDNA 2 architecture-based Xclipse GPU, upgraded NPU (Neural Processing Unit) that offer enhanced gaming and mobile experience, to say the least.
Samsung’s Exynos 2200 chipset is built on an advanced 4nm EUV (Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography) process. Thanks to the 4nm architecture and performance-optimizing AMIGO technology from Samsung this new mobile platform has excellent power efficiency. It features a powerful octa-core CPU with a tri-cluster architecture. Furthermore, the mobile platform also includes Arm Cortex-X2 cores. This results in greatly reduced loading time, smooth multitasking, and faster rendering.
AMD RDNA2 – Based Xclipse GPU: Ray Tracing on Mobile
The Samsung Xclipse 920 GPU on Exynos 2200 from Samsung is based on AMD RDNA2 architecture. “Playtime is over” as Samsung says and looks like it is. Samsung has partnered with AMD, a company that produces top-notch microprocessors. This collaboration has enabled Samsung to be able to bring console-level gaming to a smartphone.
The Xclipse GPU is capable of advanced graphic features like Variable Rate Tracing (VRS) and Hardware Accelerated Ray Tracing. These features were previously exclusive to PCs, laptops, and consoles only. Ray tracing refers to the ability of a device to simulate how light would physically reflect or behave in the real world.
And Variable Rate Shading allows developers to lower the shading rate in different areas of a game which doesn’t affect the overall graphics quality. This greatly reduces the workload on GPU hence increasing power efficiency and rendering capabilities of the GPU. Apart from this, the Xclipse GPU also comes with an advanced multi-IP governer (AMIGO) technology to enhance the overall efficiency of the mobile platform and its performance.
So we will soon be seeing ultra graphics mode on games like Pubg mobile, Genshin Impact become a breeze for the new smartphones. And overall, the games are going to be more realistic, immersive, power-efficient, and will relatively use less power.
Professional Level Images Made Easy
The Image Signal Processor in Exynos 2200 has been redesigned to support the latest image sensors for smartphones. The mobile platform can support up to 200megapixel image sensors. The ISP supports up to 108MP in a single camera mode at 30fps (frames per second) and 64+36MP in dual camera mode. As for the video recording part, the ISP supports up to 8K resolution and 4K resolution with HDR on. Furthermore, the ISP can connect up to seven individual image sensors. When used concurrently, the ISP can handle four image sensors for advanced multi-camera setups.
The advanced multi-format codec (MFC) in Exynos 2200 from Samsung makes 8K videos come to life. Moreover, the mobile platform can decode (play) videos up to 4K at 240fps, 8K at 60fps, and can encode (record) videos up to 4K at 120fps and 8K at 30fps. The chipset can also make the display of the smartphone feel more immersive and real. Because it can support HDR10+ displays with refresh rates of up to 144Hz.
Connectivity and Security Enhanced With AI
The Exynos 2200 chipset from Samsung has integrated Armv9 CPU cores which offers better security and performance than the Armv8 cores which most chipsets used to have. The tri-cluster structure of the chipset has 8 cores. Simply means that the CPU is octa-cores. The cores include:
- Arm Cortex – X2 Flagship Core
- Three Cortex A710 (Performance and Efficiency balanced) cores
- Four Cortex A510 (little cores – power efficient)
Thanks to the Armv9 CPU cores, Samsung Exynos 2200 is able to have the Arm’s security features like Memory Tagging Extension. Other than this, the chipset also comes with a more powerful on-device artificial intelligence with an upgraded NPU (Neural Processing Unit). Thanks to this, the chipset is capable of machine learning which is a great addition for power efficiency, image processing, parallel processing, and security.
As for the connectivity, the Exynos 2200 has a fast 3GPP release 16 5G modem. This modem supports both sub 6GHz and mmWave (millimeter wave) spectrum. The chipset is also able to boost the network speed up to 10Gbps by utilizing both 4G LTE and 5G NR signals thanks to the dual connectivity feature from E-UTRAN New Radio (EN-DC).
Samsung Exynos 2200 Specifications Summary
|GPU||Samsung Xclipse 920 GPU |
AMD RDNA 2 Architecture
|Modem||5G NR Sub-6GHz 5.1Gbps (DL) /|
2.55 Gbps (UL)
5G NR mmWave 7.35Gbps (DL) /
3.67 Gbps (UL)
LTE Cat.24 8CA 3Gbps (DL) /
Cat.22 4CA 422Mbps (UL)
|Camera||up to 200MP in single camera mode|
Single-camera 108MP @30fps
Dual-camera 64MP+ 32MP @30fps
|Video||Up to 8K decoding: |
60fps with 10-bit HEVC(H.265)
30fps with 10-bit VP9, AV1
Up to 8K encoding:
30fps with 10-bit HEVC(H.265), VP9
Phones With Exynos 2200
Being the most advanced chipset to date from Samsung, we can expect upcoming Samsung phones to have the new Exynos 2200. And the Exynos 2200 is currently in mass production.
For now, the new flagship phones to come with Exynos 2200 are Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra. These smartphones will be announced on February 8 along with the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S8. Although the S22 lineups are also said to have the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mobile platform, we can also expect variants of these phones with the Exynos 2200 chipset.