Samsung is betting big on Qualcomm next year, with nearly half of the company’s 2022 lineup going to be powered by Snapdragon processors. According to South Korean publication ElecAs of now, Samsung intends to use Qualcomm chips on 31 out of 64 devices launching next year. The report is based on an allegedly leaked internal document that details Samsung’s smartphone shipping plans for 2022.
In addition to the 30 devices powered by Qualcomm, Samsung also intends to launch 20 devices that will use its own Exynos processor. MediaTek and Unisoc chipsets are also mentioned in the document with models 14 and 3 respectively. If you do the math, you’ll realize that this adds up to 68 devices – and not 64 devices, as the original report says. We think the discrepancy in the numbers could be because Samsung counts the Exynos and Snapdragon variants of its phones as one device family.
A few hours after The Elek published the report, the recently concluded Investor Day 2021, Qualcomm revealed That said, about 50% of Samsung Galaxy S22 series shipments for 2022 will be Qualcomm-powered devices. this contradiction earlier report Regarding the possibility of Samsung not launching the Exynos-powered variant of the Galaxy S22 at all. Hence, the company is likely to stick to its tried-and-tested strategy of launching Snapdragon 898- and Exynos 2200-powered Galaxy S-series models next year as well.
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From what we know so far, the Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra will all get their respective Qualcomm and Exynos variants. The company’s next-generation foldable lineup – the anticipated Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 – will continue to use Qualcomm chips. There’s already talk about the Galaxy S22 Fan Edition, which the company intends to release later in 2022 – albeit in an Exynos-only variant. It’s important to note that this report is premature as Samsung has yet to launch that phone’s predecessor, the Galaxy S21 FE, although we have good reason to believe it will arrive in January or February 2022.
As for Samsung’s bread-and-butter M-series and A-series devices, which sell in large numbers in emerging markets, these phones will mostly use Samsung’s own Exynos chips. There will be a few exceptions like the new A32, M32, A02 and A03 – all of which are rumored to be powered by MediaTek chips. For those looking to buy a Samsung tablet in 2022, please note that there is a strong possibility that this is going to be an all-Exynos case for everyone to use like the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, S8 Ultra, and S8 Plus . Exynos 2200 processor.
Samsung may have every intention of sticking to this plan, but as seen in the case of the Galaxy S21 FE, the threat of ongoing chip shortages could lead to postponements and delays at the last minute.