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Galaxy S22 series: Which countries are getting the Exynos or Qualcomm models?

Samsung is taking the Qualcomm variant beyond North America.
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February 9, 2022
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TL;DR
  • As usual, North America and South Korea will see Samsung Galaxy S22 Qualcomm-based models.
  • In a series of interesting twists, India, South Africa, and the UAE will also get Snapdragon devices.
  • Buyers in the UK and Europe will need to make do with the Exynos 2200 variant instead.

Samsung’s all-new Galaxy S22 series is continuing the Korean company’s long-standing tradition of switching out the processor based on region. Traditionally, Samsung has restricted the Qualcomm-based models to the United States and its own South Korea. However, it looks like the company is changing things this year.

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So far, we’ve been able to confirm that buyers in North America, India, South Africa, and the UAE will get access to Samsung Galaxy S22 Qualcomm-based models. Those will have the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 inside.

Meanwhile, Galaxy S22 series phones shipping in the United Kingdom and Europe, including the Galaxy S22 Ultra, will sport an Exynos 2200 chipset instead.

We’ll keep this page updated with more information on region-specific variants. Keep checking back for the latest on which countries are getting the Exynos or Qualcomm model.

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