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Early Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 benchmark delivers good news for power users

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Although we are certainly still a few months away from Samsung’s next big Unpacked product launch event, the world’s largest smartphone maker doesn’t seem to have done much better than usual by keeping said shindig’s protagonists a secret.

Of course, you can never be 100 percent sure about an unreleased device like the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 until their makers actually make a formal announcement, but those recently leaked renders and a freshly revealed benchmark clearly fall into the “99.9 percent confirmed” category.
Yes guys and girls, we finally have the (unofficial) confirmation of one of the The Galaxy Z Flip 4’s major upgrades over its predecessor, as well as a key advantage that the next-generation foldable flagship is expected to retain against all best phones available right now including galaxy s22 ultra.

So… a lot… raw… speed

Benchmarked under the SM-F721U model number, the ultra-high-end handset we’re looking at today is definitely the Z Flip 4, following in the footsteps of the SM-F711, aka Z Flip 3. Just like the actual phone. the one he controls SM-F721U “motherboard” hides under an apparently cryptic “taro” codename, although it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out which processor we’re dealing with here.

With its octa-core CPU consisting of a quad cluster clocked at 1.8GHz, three 2.75GHz cores, and a final single 3.19GHz core, this ARM-based villain clearly wants the 1.7+2 .4 + 3 GHz configuration of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 found in the Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra.

Of course, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 is almost guaranteed to share this state-of-the-art silicon with its Z Fold 4 cousin, similar to how last year’s Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3 packed the same processor. But that was the “regular” Snapdragon 888 instead of the Plus version, which matched the specification of the S21 family.
While we can’t rely on Geekbench scores to give an accurate picture of a phone’s real-world performance (especially when it comes to Galaxy devices), it is rumored that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ will bring significant improvements to the table compared to the non-Plus processor, partly thanks to the CPU clock speeds mentioned above and partly due to TSMC replaces Samsung itself as chip manufacturer.

All other Galaxy Z Flip 4 specs in one place

Unsurprisingly, the current Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus “confirmation” is accompanied by a few even less surprising tidbits, including Android 12 and the same 8GB of RAM used on the Z Flip 3 to save costs compared to the 12 gig memory pack Z-fold 3.

Of course, the Z Flip 4’s display, battery and camera information will remain up in the air… if you choose to rely solely on this pre-release performance evaluation, with numerous reports and credible leaks over the past few months. , but few questions remain unanswered.

We actually already know that the design of the Z Flip 3 won’t be changed much, with the Z Flip 4 getting just a little bit of girth to accommodate a significantly larger 3,700mAh battery than last year’s 3,300mAh cell. Both the primary 6.7-inch and secondary 1.9-inch displays are likely to remain largely unchanged, and unless Samsung is reconsidering at the last minute, any kind of S Pen support seems out of the question.
The Super UTG (Ultra-Thin Glass) technology tipped to improving the durability of the Z Fold 4 probably won’t integrate into the Z Flip 4 either, which may not get one major camera upgrades too. That all sounds a bit disappointing, making the improvement in processing power much more important to the mainstream success of this device, especially if a (somewhat vague) rumor of a lower price than the Z Flip 3 comes out.

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