After a leaker stated the Exynos 2200 will beat the Snapdragon 898, early Geekbench results confirm this. Early is key. In reality, they may not be comparable, but let’s take a closer look.

Samsung SM-S906B, which should be the Galaxy S22+. The S5E9925 should be the Exynos 2200. It features a Cortex-X2 prime core, three Cortex-A710 large and four A510 small cores, and an AMD RDNA2 Mobile Radeon GPU.

The X2 runs at 2.59 GHz, whereas The Cat claims the final chips will be 3.0 GHz. This affects both the single-core and multi-core scores. Two cores, A710 and A510, ran at 2.50 GHz. This may be a power-saving problem – notice the “energy-aware” governor.

Earlier this month, a Vivo flagship ran Geekbench on the Snapdragon 898, but the X2 prime core was operating at 2.42 GHz. The A710 cores were set at 2.17 GHz, while the A510s were set at 1.79 GHz.

The Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 898 are expected to be made in the same Samsung 4 nm foundry, thus they will be early processors. As the Galaxy S22 series launches, we’ll receive more useful benchmark data (probably in January).

The SM-S906B is the S22+, with the “B” suffix indicating a global model. The US variant (“U”) may be the first since the Galaxy S7 to use Exynos. China will get Exynos, while India will get Snapdragon-powered S22 devices (according to unconfirmed rumors). Regardless, this model featured 8 GB of RAM and ran Android 12.

More info at Digital Chat Station. The Exynos GPU runs Vulkan 1.2.174 with an open-source AMD driver. That’s intriguing since drivers are frequently blamed for Android’s short support cycle.