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.
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. 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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