The Galaxy Z Flip 5G appeared on a Geekbench reference list revealing that the phone will have improved specs with a Snapdragon 865 processor. The LTE Galaxy Z Flip shipped with a Snapdragon 855+ processor, which is now over a year old. Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy Z Flip 5G alongside the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Fold 2, and Galaxy Watch 3 at an unpacked event on August 5. Recent rumors have led us to believe that Samsung will hold its next Unpacked event on August 5 to announce the new Galaxy Note 20 and follow-up to the Galaxy Fold. Those should be the highlights of the show, but they won’t be the only pieces of hardware Samsung will reveal. In addition to its new Note and Fold, Samsung is also expected to announce the Galaxy Watch 3 (which has been leaked several times in recent days) and a 5G variant of the Galaxy Z Flip. And now it looks like the Z Flip will be an even bigger update than expected.
As seen by SamMobile, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G appeared on Geekbench on Thursday. The Z Flip 5G model was supposed to feature the same specs as the LTE model, but according to the benchmark, the Z Flip 5G will ship with a Snapdragon 865 processor, a noticeable improvement over the Snapdragon 855+ that Samsung used. in the original Z Flip. As a result, single-core and multi-core scores are higher on the 5G model. When the Galaxy Z Flip was launched earlier this year, it looked like an end product rather than an unfinished experiment. It sold quite well for Samsung, especially for such an apparently niche product, making it easy to see why the company would want to give consumers a good reason to upgrade in the form of an updated CPU.
The problem, as SamMobile points out, is that the Galaxy Z Flip was $ 1,380 at launch. Adding 5G capabilities and a top-of-the-line Qualcomm chip will inevitably drive the price even higher, and while hundreds of thousands of people may have been willing to risk an interesting new form factor with a high price in February, we’re still going to be in the middle of a pandemic in August, and millions of Americans are still out of work. Based on Samsung’s previous price differentials for the 5G versions of its phones, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Z Flip 5G sell for $ 1,600 in August, but we haven’t heard much in terms of price rumors, so perhaps Samsung will pleasantly surprise us. Considering that virtually all Samsung phones, from Galaxy S flagships to budget phones, have leaked weeks before launch, it’s probably only a matter of time before we know all there is to know about the Galaxy Z Flip. 5G anyway, especially with the reveal just weeks away.