So here is a crazy story. Samsung was supposed to have a big SoC launch today, but that launch didn’t happen. Samsung did not cancel or delay the event. The date of January 11 has been announced, and we even wrote about it, but when the time for the event arrived, nothing happened! Samsung has withdrawn a no-show for a major product launch. It’s the end of the day now, and the company has yet to respond to what must be hundreds of press inquiries that are no doubt flooding their inbox, ours included! Samsung has stood up for the entire tech industry, and now it won’t say why. No one knows what is going on.
The Exynos 2200 was shaping up (?) As a major launch for Samsung. This is, after all, the first Samsung SoC with the flagship feature of having an AMD GPU. The two companies announced the deal a year ago, and we’ve been giddy about it ever since. The Exynos 2200 is (or was going to) debut in the Galaxy S22. This launch event is currently scheduled for February 8, assuming Samsung no longer ghosts everyone.
Samsung announced the Exynos 2200 event just 12 days ago, saying, “Stay tuned for the upcoming Exynos with the new GPU born from RDNA 2. January 11, 2022.” (RDNA 2 is an AMD GPU architecture). In addition to a tweet from the official, verified, @SamsungExynos account, the company also cut a promotional video ending with the date of January 11, 2022. You can look again at archive.org. The closest thing Samsung has done to communicate the status of the Exynos 2200 is to delete its tweets promoting the show.
With no official word on what’s going on, we can only turn to the rumor mill for some answers, which is currently on the fire. You should take this next track with a grain of salt, but on January 10 – before it’s clear that there isn’t going to be an Exynos event – a plugged-in Samsung leaker. Ice universe tweeted that “Samsung has postponed the release of Exynos2200”. Another leak, Dohyun kim claims that the Exynos 2200 will be removed from the Galaxy S22 lineup entirely. Rather than the usual splitting of Exynos for some regions and a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip for other regions, every Galaxy S22 would use a Snapdragon chip. It’s unclear how Samsung might do it a month before launch, but we’ll have to see what the S22’s actual ship date is.
Samsung has postponed the release of Exynos2200. Since last year, the release of Samsung exynos has not been smooth. In fact, the Exynos 1200 was originally scheduled for November, but it was canceled halfway. It seems like a lot is going on inside Samsung LSI, but not a good thing.
– Ice universe (@UniverseIce) January 11, 2022
Samsung’s Exynos division struggled for years, and the AMD deal was supposed to be its big comeback. An exciting and powerful GPU with the desktop Radeon branding would have turned heads. Samsung’s marketing team was already pushing the game, however, and that would be a tricky marketing job as not all regions would have gotten the Exynos chip.
With everything going on in the world, announcing a delay would have been No Big Deal. But I’ve never seen a big tech company not show up to its own event. Instead of a comeback, this is a new low for the Exynos division. We’ll update this article if Samsung ever pulls itself together and makes a statement. We are all waiting.
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