S22 to use Snapdragon 898 and Exynos 2200
New foldables to only use Qualcomm’s
Samsung is planning to use Qualcomm’s chipsets for near half of the smartphones and tablets it launches in 2022, TheElec has learned.
According to Samsung’s smartphone shipment plan for 2022 seen by TheElec, the tech giant is planning to launch a total of 64 models of smartphones and tablets.
Out of that total, 31 models are planned to use chipsets provided by the US chip giant.
Meanwhile, Exynos chipsets co-developed by Samsung and AMD will be used in 20 models.
Taiwan’s MediaTek will provide its chipsets for 14 models, while compatriot UNISOC will offer chipsets for 3 of the models.
For the application processors to be used in Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S22 series, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 898 and Samsung’s Exynos 2200 will be used together.
In the past, Samsung had used Qualcomm’s silicon for smartphones sold in the US and it owns chips for those it sells in Europe and South Korea.
Galaxy S21 series used Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2100 (codenamed Olympus).
While there has been reports that Samsung is planning to use Snapdragon 898 for its entire S22 series, it is written in the South Korean conglomerate’s smartphone shipment plan for 2022 seen by TheElec that the firm is planning to use both Snapdragon 898 (for the US) and Exynos 2200 (for South Korea and Europe).
Galaxy S22 Fan Edition, which is going into production during the third quarter of next year, will only use Exynos 2200 however. S21 Fan Edition will use both Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 888.
Meanwhile, Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 will solely use Snapdragon 898.
M33 and A33/53, which are mid- and low-tier models, will use chipsets made by Samsung. A13 will also use Samsung’s own chips, while A32, M32, A02 and A03 will use MediaTek’s.
For tablets, Galaxy Tab S8, S8 Ultra and S8 Plus will solely use Eyxnos 2200.
However, as the chip shortage is continuing, these plans could change during the course of next year. Samsung had had difficulty procuring chipsets from Qualcomm this year due to the shortage.