Samsung's $2,000 worth Galaxy Fold gets disappointing scores on Geekbench
Samsung's most-expensive smartphone till date, the Galaxy Fold, has been spotted on Geekbench. The phone has appeared on the processor benchmarking platform with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, 12GB of RAM and Android Pie. However, despite the top-end specifications, the $2,000 worth premium foldable phone has fared badly. It lags behind even the $749 worth iPhone Xr. Here's everything to know.
Geekbench is a cross-platform processor benchmark platform which grades processors on their single-core and multi-core performances. While calculating multi-core scores, Geekbench runs multiple streams of instructions simultaneously per core and reports an aggregate score. With single-core scores, the same process is applied but on a single core. Notably, the quicker a CPU completes the instructions, the higher is its Geekbench score.
Galaxy Fold, with model number SM-F900F, has appeared on Geekbench with Snapdragon 855 chipset, 12GB of RAM and Android Pie OS. In terms of performance, the foldable phone has scored 3,418 on single-core and 9,703 on multi-core tests. These scores are quite disappointing considering Apple's iPhone Xr with A12 Bionic chipset, scored 4,794 and 11,215 in single and multi-core tests, respectively.
The Galaxy Fold comes with two displays: a 4.58-inch HD+ (1960x840 pixels) external screen with 21:9 aspect ratio, and a foldable 7.3-inch QHD+ (2152x1536 pixels) Infinity Flex internal display which offers a tablet-like experience. The device features a new hinge system that uses "multiple interlocking gears" to create a fold that is largely concealed. Moreover, the Fold gets a plastic outer casing and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
To leverage both the screens, Samsung has introduced App Continuity feature which automatically opens the app in the main internal display when you switch to the tablet mode. Further, in the tablet mode, you can run three apps simultaneously for an impressive multitasking experience. Notably, Google is also working to optimize Android OS to support the foldable form factor.
In the folded state, the Galaxy Fold offers a 10MP camera which is housed above the external camera. In the unfolded position, the notch above the internal display houses a 10MP+8MP dual camera setup. Lastly, on the back, the device gets a triple camera setup comprising a 16MP ultra-wide sensor, a 12MP wide-angle sensor, and a 12MP telephoto sensor.
The Galaxy Fold is powered by the Snapdragon 855 chipset, paired with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of Universal Flash Storage 3.0 storage. It packs two batteries, one on each side of the hinge, for a combined capacity of 4,380mAh and supports reverse wireless charging as well. The device runs Android Pie, packs AKG-tuned stereo speakers, and supports LTE as well as 5G networks.
Samsung Galaxy Fold is priced at $1,980. However, because of taxes, the premium device could arrive in India at over $2,000 or approx. Rs. 1.4 lakh. As for availability, the pre-orders for the phone are said to start from April 26. Hence, we can expect Samsung to bring the Galaxy Fold in India around the same time.