Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 leaked benchmarks reveal big leap from Galaxy S23

A leak-based render of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
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Benchmark tests allegedly for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5, found by SamMobile, show these phones could be much more powerful than the Galaxy S23 despite sharing the same chipset.

The results aren't conveniently labeled with the names of the phones as we know them, but it's thought that the SM-F946U model is the Galaxy Z Fold 5, while the SM-F731U is the Galaxy Z Flip 5.

Two sets of Geekbench 5 results, one allegedly being for the Galaxy Z Fold 5, and the other allegedly for the Galaxy Z Flip 5

(Image credit: SamMobile)

The test results seem to show the foldables outperforming our Galaxy S23 Ultra test results considerably on the single-core part of the test, even though the chips running these phones should all be the same. There's little difference in the multi-core score though, so running multiple apps on any of these phones should work equally well. 

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Row 0 - Cell 0 Galaxy Z Fold 5 (alleged)Galaxy Z Flip 5 (alleged)Galaxy S23 Ultra
Geekbench 5 single-core score2,0302,0141,578
Geekbench 5 multi-core score5,2135,0225,081

Both of the new foldables appear to use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy chipset, the same one you'd find in the Galaxy S23 series. We had been hoping for a new, updated version of this chip, like how the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 last year got a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip instead of the Galaxy S22's 8 Gen 1, but looking at the results below, maybe it won't be an issue after all.

The For Galaxy version of the 8 Gen 2 chip offers a faster clock speed for its high-performance CPU core of 3.36GHz, up from 3.2GHz on the standard version of the 8 Gen 2 silicon. The higher frequency translates to improved performance, including graphics power that beats even the mighty A16 Bionic chip in the iPhone 14 Pro.

We can also see the RAM that both phones are working with thanks to this result. Just like before, we should get 12GB on the Z Fold 5, but 8GB on the Z Flip.

At this early stage, it's not certain if these results will accurately reflect what the production Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 will be capable of. But it makes sense that with additional refinements from Qualcomm and Samsung, the same chip could be made more effective.

Samsung revealed previous Z Fold/Z Flip generations in August of a given year, which means we're perhaps five or so months out from the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 arriving. We're hoping that when these new foldables do debut, we'll see the biggest rumored upgrades like a larger cover display on the Z Flip 5 and a new hinge for the Z Fold 5, alongside these stunning performance figures, turn out to be true.

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Richard Priday
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Richard is based in London, covering news, reviews and how-tos for phones, tablets, gaming, and whatever else people need advice on. Following on from his MA in Magazine Journalism at the University of Sheffield, he's also written for WIRED U.K., The Register and Creative Bloq. When not at work, he's likely thinking about how to brew the perfect cup of specialty coffee.