Samsung’s infamous dual-chipset strategy is coming to foldable: Report

Samsung’s foldables have been a major success for the company, with the Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 dominating the foldable segment globally over other competitors.

One possible reason for the massive success of Samsung’s foldables could be their use of a Snapdragon-only lineup worldwide for the past five generations.

This means it would be a far easier sell to people skeptical of Exynos chipsets since Samsung’s in-house chipsets have gained notoriety for their thermal problems and relative inefficiency compared to their competitors within Qualcomm, Apple, and MediaTek.

However, a new report from South Korea could shake up the chipset situation dramatically for the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6.

According to the Korean publication Chosun, it has been reported that Samsung allegedly plans to bring its infamous dual-chipset strategy to the new upcoming foldables.

This means that, for the first time, we could see a Samsung foldable with an Exynos chipset, the same Exynos 2400 chipset as the Galaxy S24 and S24+. Meanwhile, the Snapdragon versions of the new foldables will be powered by the same overclocked 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy as the Galaxy S24 Ultra.

The reasons for these changes are not definitively clear, but it could be due to Qualcomm possibly charging very high prices for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset.

Another reason could be Samsung trying to increase the market share of Exynos-powered phones since Exynos 2400 is finally a good chipset that fixed many of the efficiency issues of its predecessors.

Either way, if the dual-chipset strategy comes to the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and the Galaxy Z Flip 6, we can expect to see the same regional availability as the Galaxy S24 series.

This means that the Snapdragon variant could be available in the US and China, while the rest of the world (including the EU, India, and the UK) could get the Exynos variant of the new Samsung foldables.

In related news, the Galaxy Z Flip 6’s Snapdragon version was spotted on Geekbench a while ago.

Expect the chipset situation of the Z Fold 6 and the Z Flip 6 to be officially confirmed closer to the launch, which is rumored to be happening at an Unpacked event on 10th July 2024 in Paris.

Aryan Gupta is a tech writer at SamInsider. He keeps readers up-to-date on all things Samsung. He is passionate about the latest consumer gadgets, especially smartphones, smartwatches, and audio products. When not writing, He enjoys playing mobile games. You can follow him on X/Twitter

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