Samsung’s folding phone has a monopoly in the folding smartphone market. Latest Galaxy Z Fold 4 offered some of the best hardware along with practical features in its software. Not only Samsung, other smartphone brands are trying hard to capture the folding phone market. Oppo released their Find N series with the Find N2 and Find N2 Flip and achieved remarkable success. Brands like Techno already launched their first foldable smartphone at an affordable price. Google is also working with their Pixel Fold. So the folding smartphone market is being saturated day by day.
In the meantime we found some interesting news on the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 5. Though we have already seen some rumors on the Galaxy Fold 5. Now we found the Galaxy Z Fold 5 in Geekbench official site revealing its performance score and the SoC configuration as well.
As per some rumors, Galaxy Z Fold 5 will feature Samsung’s custom designed Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy chipset. It is a slightly overclocked version of the regular Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. This chipset was also used in the latest Galaxy S23 series.
According to the Geekbench report, Galaxy Z Fold 5 (samsung SM-F946U) features an octa-core chipset with a max clock speed of 3.36GHz. The core configuration as well as the CPU frequencies appeared to be the same as the Galaxy S23 Ultra. So now it’s confirmed that Galaxy Z Fold 5 will also offer the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy chipset. We can also expect the Galaxy Z Flip 5 will also offer this same chipset.
Now talking about the samsung SM-F946U or Galaxy Z Fold 5 Geekbench score, it got the score 2014 in single core and 5022 in multi-core. This test was done using the latest Geekbench 6 app. This isn’t any extraordinary score but also not that bad considering its testing stage.
Samsung stopped using their Exynos chipsets in their flagship phones to play safe. They are now using their modified Snapdragon processor. Recent news suggests that Snapdragon will no longer use ARM architecture in their Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 chipset. Qualcomm will use Nuvia Phoenix cores from their child brand Nuvia. That sounds interesting and alarming to other SoC manufacturers. So Samsung must do something better with their Exynos Chips to cope with the competitive market.