Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6: Early Benchmark Unveils Key Specs

What you should know


  • The Galaxy Z Flip 6 is expected to feature a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, indicating a significant performance upgrade over its predecessor.
  • Despite advancements, the Galaxy Z Flip 6 may only come with 8GB of RAM in its base model, similar to the Z Flip 5, though a 12GB RAM configuration is also speculated.
  • There’s uncertainty regarding whether Samsung will offer an Exynos variant of the Galaxy Z Flip 6, amidst rumors of a processor separation for different regions.
  • Samsung plans to increase the battery capacity of the Galaxy Z Flip 6 to around 4,000mAh, aiming for an improvement over the Z Flip 5’s battery life.


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Lately, we’ve been so wrapped up in figuring out what Samsung’s got up its sleeve with the Galaxy Z Fold 6, we kinda forgot about the Galaxy Z Flip 6. You know, the clamshell one? And it seems like our usual go-to insiders did too. They’ve been pretty quiet on this front, which isn’t exactly promising for those hoping for a major shakeup in design or a big leap in specs for the Z Flip’s next iteration. But, hey, a recent benchmark leak spilled some beans, albeit not the most exciting ones.

So, the leak points to a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip powering the Z Flip 6, but with only 8GB of RAM. Remember the days when 8GB RAM was overkill for laptops, and we were all giddy with just 4GB on our phones? Times change, huh? Nowadays, even budget 5G phones boast 8GB, and the big players in Android are constantly upping the ante. Samsung’s even ditching the 8GB base model for its S24 Ultra, which kinda makes this leak a bit of a letdown.

But, not everything’s set in stone. The model number in the Geekbench listing, SM-F741U, doesn’t scream “Z Flip 6” outright, but it’s not hard to connect the dots from last year’s Z Flip 5’s SM-F731U. And just because this prototype’s rocking 8GB RAM, who’s to say there won’t be a beefier 12GB version? We’re crossing our fingers for that, at least.

On a brighter note, that Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip is nothing to scoff at. Even with what’s likely an early version of Android 14, this thing’s Vulkan scores are giving the Z Flip 5 a run for its money, and it’s even breathing down the neck of the S24 Ultra in terms of raw power. So, yeah, it’s shaping up to be a pretty potent flip phone.

But then, there’s the whole Exynos question. Will some regions get a Samsung-made chip instead of Qualcomm’s latest? The rumors are out there, but we’re short on solid evidence. And while the Exynos 2400 isn’t exactly a slouch, convincing folks it’s on par with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 might be a tough sell, especially if the rest of the phone doesn’t see much in the way of upgrades.

Speaking of upgrades, or the lack thereof, the design and charging speed seem to be staying the course. But there’s a silver lining with a rumored bump in battery capacity to around 4,000mAh. And while the camera details are still murky, we’re holding out hope for a significant improvement in at least one of the dual 12MP setups from its predecessor.

Now, a bit about me – Adrian. I’ve been neck-deep in mobile tech since the days of the Nokia 3310, contributing my two cents to Android Authority, Digital Trends, and Pocketnow before landing here at PhoneArena in 2018. My beat? Everything Android, with a soft spot for the underdogs of the smartphone world. Juggling full-time parenthood and this gig isn’t easy, but hey, my passion for the latest in tech, a good run, and the occasional movie night keeps me going. And thanks to my preference for ‘adequate’ over ‘overpriced,’ my collection of mid-range phones is growing, without pushing me to bankruptcy. Just yet, anyway.

Derrick Flynn
Derrick Flynn
With over four years of experience in tech journalism, Derrick has honed his skills and knowledge to become a vital part of the PhonesInsights team. His intuitive reviews and insightful commentary on the latest smartphones and wearable technology consistently provide our readers with valuable information.


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