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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 to use a 'Top Secret' chipset: Ice Universe

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is slated to ship with some shiny new silicon
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is slated to ship with some shiny new silicon (image via Samsung)
Weibo and Twitter stalwart Ice Universe has heard from multiple sources that the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 3 will use an unannounced chipset from Samsung. It could likely be the Exynos 2100 successor, tentatively called the Exynos 2200.

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Samsung's upcoming foldable- the Galaxy Z Fold 3 could ship with some interesting new hardware if a new leak is to be believed. Veteran leaker Ice Universe has heard from multiple sources that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will run a 'top secret' chipset, indicating that it is neither a Snapdragon 888 nor an Exynos 2100. So that begs the question, just what does Samsung have in store for us with its newest foldable?

We're probably looking at an improved version of the Exynos 2100. Samsung is all set to launch the 'most powerful Galaxy' device on April 28, 2021. This, in all likelihood, is a new Galaxy Book Pro variant, which, according to an earlier leak, would showcase Samsung and AMD's first-ever mobile GPU alongside the Exynos 2200 chipset. Given that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the creme de la creme of Samsung's repertoire, it stands to reason that it will use the latest and most powerful silicon Samsung has to offer.

However, it is unlikely that the Exynos 2200 featured in the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will run the same AMD GPU found in the Galaxy Books, says another Twitter leaker @rLeakswondering. It makes sense, considering that the AMD GPU was a known power hod the last time it showed up online, which also happens to be the reason why its launch got pushed back to 2021. The leaker also speculates that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 could run a Snapdragon 888+; a claim which we think is ludicrous. Qualcomm is having a hard time fulfilling existing Snapdragon 888 orders as it is, so there is a very little chance of it launching a new product to strain its already overburdened infrastructure.

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Anil Ganti, 2021-04-16 (Update: 2021-04-16)