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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 reportedly surfaces on Geekbench 5 ahead of launch

A new Z Fold3 render. (Source: 91Mobiles)
A new Z Fold3 render. (Source: 91Mobiles)
Samsung is predicted to launch the Galaxy Z Fold3 as its next premium foldable smartphone in August 2021. Now, a new benchmarking leak allegedly confirms its super-flagship status, with specs including 12GB of RAM and Android 11 out of the box. Furthermore, it will be powered by the Snapdragon 888 processor.

The latest leaks indicate that Samsung will introduce its 2021 flexible flagship as the Galaxy Z Fold3 (so as to carry on from its immediate predecessor) during an Unpacked event slated to take place in August 2021. These recent tips have focused on this cutting-edge phablet from the outside (alleging that it will be the generation to bring under-display cameras and even flat edges to its series in the process), neglecting speculation about its internals for now.

However, a new listing posted to the Geekbench 5 database purports to have this covered. It contains results for a "samsung SM-F926U", which stands a good chance of representing the OEM's upcoming ultra-premium device given the Galaxy Z Fold2's SM-F916 designation.

Its apparent upgrade (characterized as the US regional variant thanks to its suffix) may have at least 1 SKU with a high-end (albeit not top-end) 12GB of RAM. It is detected as running on Android 11, driven by the Snapdragon 888 SoC.

These are all specs that might follow on well from the Z Fold2's offerings. Admittedly, newer versions of both the processor and OS specified are now on the cards: however, they may both have arrived too late for Samsung's purposes in developing the alleged Fold3.

Nevertheless, the specs involved in this leak are still likely to command attention and demand when combined with the device's increasingly popular form-factor - especially if there will truly be no Galaxy Note alternative this year.

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The "Galaxy Z Fold3" scores well on Geekbench. (Source: Geekbench via GSMArena)
The "Galaxy Z Fold3" scores well on Geekbench. (Source: Geekbench via GSMArena)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-07- 2 (Update: 2021-07- 2)