Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5 emerge in new leaked benchmark listings
Samsung is not expected to announce replacements for the Galaxy Z Flip4 or Galaxy Z Fold4 until late summer, with August a likely candidate for the company's next Galaxy Unpacked event. In the meantime, apparent early Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Fold5 models have appeared on Geekbench under the model numbers SM-F731U and SM-F946U, respectively. For some reason, while there is a single SM-F946U listing, there are seven examples of the SM-F731U across Geekbench 6 CPU and Geekbench 6 Compute.
Based on the listings released so far, it would seem that Samsung will return to offering its foldable smartphones with the same chipset as its flagship Galaxy S series. To recap, Samsung released the Galaxy Z Flip3 and Galaxy Z Fold3 with the Snapdragon 888, mirroring the Galaxy S21 series outside Europe. However, the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4 arrived last August with the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, which delivered several advantages over the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in the Galaxy S22 series.
According to Geekbench, the Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5 will rely on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, a higher-clocked version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 that Samsung already offers across the Galaxy S23 series. Hence, Samsung's fifth-generation foldables and the Galaxy S23 series should offer comparable performance. Incidentally, Geekbench outlines that the Galaxy Z Flip5 will feature 8 GB of RAM, with 12 GB of RAM on offer to the Galaxy Z Fold5. Other upgrades should be headed to the Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5, such as refined displays, an eliminated gap when closed and a larger cover display for the Galaxy Z Flip5 than its predecessor.