Galaxy Z Flip 6/Fold 6 will provide Exynos 2400 version

This year, Samsung is poised to launch its new line of foldable smartphones, including the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6, with an expected release in July. As the launch approaches, details about the new models, such as their design and the platforms they will incorporate, are increasingly emerging.

According to Notebookcheck, Samsung plans to continue its dual-platform strategy from the Galaxy S24 series for the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6, offering both Qualcomm’s third-generation Snapdragon 8 and its own Exynos 2400. This will mirror the approach taken with the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+, with the Exynos 2400 version being sold in certain regions as an alternative to the third-generation Snapdragon 8.

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Rumors about Samsung opting for a dual-platform configuration for its latest generation of foldable phones have been circulating for some time, though details may vary. Reports suggest that the Galaxy Z Flip 6 might feature both the second and third-generation Snapdragon 8 chips, but now it seems more likely to be a combination of the third-generation Snapdragon 8 and the Exynos 2400. In any case, the inclusion of an Exynos chip in the Galaxy Z series for the first time would be a significant move for Samsung, breaking Qualcomm’s monopoly.

The decision to adopt a dual-platform strategy is largely influenced by cost considerations. On one hand, Qualcomm’s flagship SoCs are priced high, impacting Samsung’s profit margins on smartphones, and on the other, the recent strength of the dollar has strengthened Samsung’s resolve to reduce its reliance on Qualcomm chips.

Furthermore, there are also rumors that Samsung will introduce the Galaxy Z Flip FE and Galaxy Z Fold FE this year, aiming to enhance the market penetration of foldable smartphones with these new, more cost-effective entry-level models, particularly to expand their share in the Chinese foldable smartphone market.