The latter days of Samsung’s Exynos processor line was marred by thermal and performance issues compared to its Qualcomm Snapdragon alternatives, chiefly on account of the stock ARM-Mali graphics Samsung used in the package.
Given that there will likely be further refinements to both the engineering prototype and the chipset software management, we can reasonably expect a faster S22 performance compared to the S21 in their Exynos versions.
When it comes to the Exynos 2200 vs Snapdragon 898 (or 8 Gen1, as Qualcomm might call it), though, the new Samsung chipset produced a weird result, at least on the sole S22 Ultra score that is currently present in the Geekbench database.
While it scores comparably in the multicore test, the single core one is very low. It’s the first appearance of the Exynos S22 Ultra on Geekbench, though, so we wouldn’t be making too much fuss about it just yet. When the SM-S906U (Galaxy S22+ with Snapdragon 898) benchmark scores first appeared, they were much lower than the second pass, too, after all. Another oddity is that the SM-S908B, the alleged Galaxy S22 Ultra model number, is listed with just 8GB RAM, whereas its predecessor had only 12GB/16GB RAM models.