For years we’ve been used to Samsung supplying its Galaxy S series with Snapdragon processors in the US, and powered by Exynos chips elsewhere, but it seems that 2022 could herald a slight change. Instead of stocking the Galaxy S22 with the new Snapdragon 898 SoC like every other carrier and retail outlet, Verizon is reportedly eyeing up the Exynos 2200-powered variant instead, which is quite unusual.
According to clien.net (as quoted by SamMobile), Verizon has requested to stock the Exynos 2200 variant of the upcoming Galaxy S22 series and Samsung are currently negotiating with the US carrier. The reason for Verizon’s request could be the ongoing chip shortage, the presence of an AMD GPU, or the possibility that it thinks the Exynos 2200 is a better fit than the Snapdragon 898, or it might even come down to Samsung’s in-house chip being cheaper than Qualcomm’s, or any permutation.
Would it matter to you if Verizon offered the Exynos 2200-powered Galaxy S22 or would you prefer to buy the Snapdragon 898-powered version that will be on offer from just about everywhere else in the US? Sound off in the comments with your preference.