21 October 2021
If you might remember, Samsung announced a partnership with AMD and said that it would launch AMD-powered chipsets in 2021. It seems like we are getting closer to see the first chipset release since the partnership announcement. It is said to be the Exynos 2200 chipset that will be powering the company's next-gen Android flagships.
As per a new report, Exynos 2200 is set to come with ray tracing support. It is based on a now-deleted post that Samsung shared on its official Weibo account. This will be the first time we will see Samsung utilizing AMD's graphics prowess and capabilities. Here is a screenshot of the post that was shared and deleted later.
For the uninitiated ones, ray tracing is a technology that simulates how light bounces off the object. It results in a more realistic representation of reflection. This is an important aspect of video games and helps gamers get an immersive experience. The support is already available on PC GPUs for quite some time and is now making its way to smartphones.
It is important to note that even though Galaxy S22 series will arrive with this feature, it will be limited to Exynos variants. The variants powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset will not be offering ray tracing.