Update (May 20): Another Z Flip 4 rumor has emerged, this time claiming there's going to be a small boost to its battery capacity.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4's performance could blow past not just the Galaxy Z Flip 3, but also the Samsung Galaxy S22 series, based on benchmarks spotted by leaker Ice Universe (opens in new tab).
Those benchmarks, taken from the CPU-stressing Geekbench 5, are for an Android 12 phone named "samsung SM-F721U," running an unnamed ARM-based CPU. Ice Universe asserts that this phone is the Z Flip 4, and that chipset is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus, something that we've heard rumored before as powering Samsung's new foldables, including the Galaxy Z Fold 4.
Breaking！Galaxy Z Flip4 Geekbench 1277/3642Snapdragon 8 Gen1+ TSMC 4nm3.19GHz X2+2.75GHz A710+1.8GHz A510 pic.twitter.com/2I7yEGY0mYMay 19, 2022
Accompanied with 8GB RAM, the alleged Galaxy Z Flip 4 scored 1,277 points on the single-core test and 3,642 points on the multi-core test.
In comparison, the Galaxy S22, which uses a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and 8GB RAM, scored 1,204 and 3,348 points respectively. And the Galaxy S22 Plus, scored 1,214 and 3,361 points when we tested it. So the Galaxy Z Flip 4 seemingly has the edge in performance. It seems set to beat the Galaxy S22 Ultra's 1,240 and 3,392 Geekbench 5 scores, although the 12GB version of the S22 Ultra may have scored higher.
So, as one might expect, the new chip appears to offer a nice performance increase to the Z Flip 4. More processing power is good, particularly if you are into smartphone gaming or multitask a lot on big-screened phones.
But there are other changes rumored for the Z Flip 4 that we're more interested in. For example, the claims of a larger outer display and a bigger battery sound like much more valuable features for a typical user.
Based on previous years, the Galaxy Z Flip 4, alongside the larger Galaxy Z Fold 4, should arrive around August. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 will likely use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus chip too if the Z Flip 4 does, and is also rumored to come with a more comfortable screen aspect ratio and improvements to the rear cameras.