Samsung Galaxy Fold Global Variant Runs on a Snapdragon 855 SoC, Confirms Geekbench Listing

Samsung’s first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold is set to go on sale in the US and South Korea at the end of next month. Ahead of its release, the global variant of the smartphone with model number SM-F900F has been caught on Geekbench.

Snapdragon 855

The SM-F900F listing on the Geekbench benchmark database confirms the presence of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset under the hood. This means all variants of the foldable smartphone will run on Qualcomm’s latest flagship mobile processor. This isn’t surprising, however, as Samsung has already announced that the Galaxy Fold runs on a 7nm 64-bit octa-core processor. Samsung’s latest flagship mobile processor, the Exynos 9820 is manufactured on an 8nm process.

While the presence of a Snapdragon 855 chipset inside the global variant of the Galaxy Fold may not be surprising, it is actually the first time in years that Samsung is using a Qualcomm chipset in the global variant of its flagship smartphone. Snapdragon 855-powered versions of the Galaxy S10 series are reserved for US and Chinese markets only.

Galaxy Fold Geekbench
Galaxy Fold Geekbench

Moving on to the actual benchmark listing, the Galaxy Fold SM-F900F variant with 12GB RAM posted a score of 3,418 points in the single-core test and 9,703 points in the multi-core test. The scores are not exactly class-leading but we do expect the final retail versions of the phone to score higher on Geekbench.

As announced at the Galaxy Unpacked event in San Francisco last month, the Galaxy Fold comes with a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED cover display with 840 x 1960 resolution and a 7.3-inch 1536 x 2152 Infinity Flex Display. As mentioned earlier, the Galaxy Fold will be going on sale in the US and South Korea on April 26. It is slated to be released in Europe on May 3. In the US, prices start at a whopping $1,980. Apart from a 4G LTE version, Samsung will reportedly offer a 5G variant of the foldable phone in its home market.

Tony Barratt
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