Samsung confirms Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 for Indian Galaxy S22 series
Samsung has confirmed Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 for the Galaxy S22 series in India. The Exynos 2200 is limited to the European region only.
Samsung recently announced the Galaxy S22 series as its 2022 conventional flagship and as always, it relies on different chips for various markets. In the past, the US has mostly got the Snapdragon variants while global markets, including India, had to stay content with the Exynos versions. This year though, things are different. As the rumours suggested, Samsung is including the Indian market to its list of Snapdragon-powered S22 series.
An earlier report from Android Authority confirms India along with South Korea, North America, Australia, UAE, and South Africa. Later. A Samsung India official post later confirmed on Twitter that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 will indeed power the Indian variant of the Galaxy S22 series. This is a fresh development considering Samsung has always offered its Galaxy S series devices with Exynos chipsets.
Galaxy S22 series to go Snapdragon power in India
Previously, the Exynos powered Galaxy S series devices have always shown inferior performance when compared to their Snapdragon counterparts. This year though, Samsung took a huge step in developing the Exynos 2200 chip. To counter the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the Exynos 2200 used a GPU based on the AMD RDNA-2 architecture, promising superior graphics performance.
That said, this won't be the first incident of Samsung using a Snapdragon chip for its high-end smartphones in recent times. The Galaxy Z foldable line-up has long relied on the Snapdragon power ever since its arrival in 2019. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 launched last year relying on the Snapdragon 888 chip.
Samsung, however, launched the Galaxy S21 FE 5G in India with the Exynos 2100 chip – it is an eager performer but not as capable as the Snapdragon 888, especially when it comes to gaming.
While the arrival of Snapdragon chips to India could be a good news for many, what's yet to come out is the price. Samsung India hasn't announced what the Galaxy S22 series in India will cost. Based on the US pricing, these phones could go head-to-head with the Apple iPhone 13 series. The Galaxy S22 Ultra could take on the iPhone 13 Pro Max this year.
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