Samsung Galaxy foldable phones could get a big performance upgrade

Leaked Geekbench scores show a very strong performance – and give us details of the processor and other specs

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
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If you're looking for the best foldable phone on the market, chances are you'll find yourself looking at either the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 or the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. Whether you're looking for a clamshell-style flip phone or a book-style foldable, Samsung have you covered.

After a torrent of new models – and models tipped for release soon – they're far from your only option, though. In the flip phone stakes, models like the Oppo Find N2 Flip and the Motorola Razr have brought the cost of entry to a new low, while the impending announcements of the Google Pixel Fold and the Huawei Mate X3 should add to competition for larger handsets.

Clearly aware of the more crowded market, Samsung looks set to come out swinging with the fifth-generation of their foldable devices. As spotted by GSMArena, Geekbench scores for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 have leaked – and they look brilliant.

The larger Fold 5 posted a single-core score of 2,014 and a multi-core score of 5,022. That unit was seen with 12GB of RAM on board. Bizarrely, the smaller Flip 5 posted a higher score, with 2,030 in the single-core stakes and 5,213 in multi-core testing, with a smaller 8GB of RAM. Both devices were running Android 13 in the test, with an overclocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 featuring inside.

It's worth mentioning again here that Geekbench testing is not a perfect science. Tests can be manipulated and data can be adjusted, so take it with a pinch of salt. 

It's also no guarantee of a great phone. To use a motoring analogy, a good Geekbench score is like putting your car on a rolling road. It will tell you the raw horsepower available, but if you can't put that power to good use, it's not worth much.

With that being said, what we know about these handsets sounds like a recipe for something pretty special. On their usual release schedule, we'd expect to see them sometime around August, so there's still a few months to wait. Expect a lot more news and leaked information to come out before then, too.

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.