Samsung seems to have canceled the event that should have been held today for the presentation of its expected top-of-the-range SoC of the new generation Exynos 2200: not only the Ice Universe leaker – always very reliable and well informed on the events of the South Korean house – he said publicly a few hours ago, but the official announcement tweet, which we incorporated into the event reporting article, was also deleted. There are no other communications, either from the Samsung Exynos Twitter account or other official channels.
Samsung postponed the release of Exynos2200. Since last year, the release of Samsung exynos has not been smooth. In fact, the Exynos 1200 was originally planned in November, but it was cancelled halfway. It seems that many things happen inside Samsung LSI, but not a good thing.
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) January 11, 2022
No communication means no official explanation, and so we just have to turn to conjecture. The first is the most trivial: the chip is not quite ready yet . As we now well know, this year the South Korean giant has rather important ambitions, with the integration for the first time of an AMD GPU based on the same RDNA2 architecture we know in the desktop world, and it is known that this type of operation can cause problems. and unforeseen complications.
Or maybe the chip itself has nothing to do with it, and the reasons for the postponement are more “trivial” and logistical, perhaps linked to the COVID-19 pandemic , which with the peak of infections caused by the omicron variant is once again creating complications and difficulties at all levels. Let’s say that this second scenario is perhaps to be hoped for more because if the first is true it seems almost impossible that the Galaxy S22 will be presented on schedule, or towards the beginning of February.
Ice Universe notes that the situation at System LSI, the division of Samsung Semiconductor that deals with developing the chips, has been a bit unclear for some time. In November, Samsung should have presented the Exynos 1200, the midrange version of 2200, but even that has never been seen. In any case, at this point, we can not help but wait for further communications.