Samsung Galaxy S22 with Exynos 2200 listed in Europe
The Samsung Galaxy S22 range has appeared on European retail listings, apparently with the new Exynos 2200 in tow.
Samsung has just announced its new mobile SoC, the Exynos 2200, after an odd no-show during its proposed unveiling last week.
This got us wondering which variants of the Samsung Galaxy S22 family the Exynos 2200 would appear in. The company traditionally splits its hardware supply between Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips (US and China) and its own Exynos silicon (everywhere else).
This question seems to have been answered quickly, at least in part.
As spotted by Dutch website Galaxy Club, the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra have all hit European retailers. What’s telling here are the model numbers that were used: SM-S901B, SM-S906B and SM-908B.
Typically, Samsung models that run on Qualcomm hardware have an “E” at the end of the model number, while Samsung’s Exynos chips are given the “B” designation. In other words, the European models of the Samsung Galaxy S22 family will run on the Exynos 2200, not the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
It’s also worth mentioning that one of the aforementioned European listings quotes the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus – the middle option in a likely lineup of three – as costing €1,190 for the 8GB RAM/128GB storage model. That would be a hefty $150 increase over the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus (pictured).
We’d be tempted to dismiss this as just a placeholder, were it not for last week’s report claiming that the Samsung Galaxy S22 line could be set for a $100/£100 price hike across the board.