Supposed Galaxy Z Fold 4 benchmark result suggests major performance gains
The new Geekbench scores may be further evidence that the upcoming phone will be powered by this year's best processor.
What you need to know
- Benchmark results for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 may have leaked early.
- The Geekbench scores suggest the next-generation foldable phone will have massive gains over its predecessor.
- The results also seem to confirm that the upcoming device will be powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset.
A recent leak claimed that Samsung's next-generation foldable phone won't have the massive battery gains you were hoping for, although it could ship with this year's most powerful chipset from Qualcomm. A new benchmark result might provide additional proof for that claim.
As spotted by SamMobile (opens in new tab), the supposed U.S. version of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (model number SM-F936U) has appeared on Geekbench (opens in new tab) with impressive numbers.
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 successor supposedly hit a single-core score of 1351 and a multi-core score of 3808. If this benchmark result is reliable (assuming no manipulation occurred), the figures imply that the device will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, as previously rumored.
For context, the Snapdragon 888-powered Z Fold 3 scored 921 in the single-core test and 2968 in the multi-core test on Geekbench (opens in new tab). That being said, it's already one of the best foldable phones money can buy, but the latest benchmarking result suggests Samsung has a beefier foldable model in the pipeline.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is billed as 20% faster and 30% more power-efficient than its predecessor. Meanwhile, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is said to offer 10% faster performance and up to 30% higher efficiency than the previous generation. This means consumers may expect some real-world performance gains with the Z Fold 4.
At its upcoming Unpacked event, Samsung is expected to reveal its next lineup of Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip devices. Before then, you can expect more rumors, though a recent leak has probably left nothing to the imagination.
With the Galaxy Z Fold 4 on the horizon, Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 3 remains the best foldable phone on the market. This phone has S Pen support, a stronger hinge, and a selfie camera hidden beneath the main screen.
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