The Samsung Galaxy S22 series is supposed to be Samsung’s latest and greatest and most powerful smartphone to date. After all, it uses the Exynos 2200, Samsung’s latest chipset, and also the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the chipset that will power the majority of 2022’s flagship phones.
But it seems that for the Samsung Galaxy S22 FE, which is typically designated as the cheaper model, Samsung could use MediaTek’s Dimensity 9000 chipset and that is going to make a lot of people angry, at least according to a report out of China by tipster “It’s Fat”.
This is because if you recall, recent benchmarks of the Dimensity 9000 have shown that the chipset is capable of outperforming chipsets like the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. In case you missed the report, the benchmarks showed the chipset scoring 1,309 for single-core, and 4,546 for multi-core. This is versus Qualcomm which scored 1,224 and 3,445 respectively.
This means that not only will the Galaxy S22 FE be cheaper than the regular Galaxy S22, but it will perform a lot better. Of course, Samsung will most likely make some compromises to bring the price of the phone down, so maybe it won’t have that nice of a display or the best cameras, but for those who care mostly about performance, this could be a phone to look out for.
Now to be fair, the Galaxy S21 FE 5G was just released earlier this year so it might be only in 2023 that we’ll see the Galaxy S22 FE. By then, we expect that Samsung and Qualcomm might already have chipsets that will offer up much better performance, so that’s kind of comforting, right?