Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 is rumoured to launch in July 2021. Ahead of the launch, multiple leaks and reports have leaked some specs of the upcoming device. The latest development reveals details about the performance unit. According to tipster Mauri QHD, the Samsung foldable smartphone will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC under the hood. The tipster claims that his source has a 100 percent track record so far, thus assuring that the leaked information is accurate. While Snapdragon 800-series chips offer the best performance experience, choosing the Snapdragon 888 SoC may not be a wise choice.
Snapdragon 888 might be the fastest but not at all the coolest
Samsung is rumoured to launch the Galaxy Z Fold3 later this year. Ahead of the launch, a key performance unit detail of the foldable smartphone has leaked online.
Tipster Mauri QHD, citing his source, believes that the upcoming Galaxy foldable smartphone will feature a Snapdragon 888 SoC. The mentioned chip is Qualcomm’s latest and fastest performing flagship processor used in premium smartphones. While the chip performs better than Samsung’s Exynos 2100, it has its fair share of issues.
Snapdragon 888’s heating issues
Several reports have suggested that phones powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC have been prone to heating issues. We have observed the same in our OnePlus 9 Pro review. On the other hand, Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S21 Ultra, features an Exynos 2100 SoC. It gets close to the Qualcomm counterpart in terms of day-to-day performance. However, the smartphone does not heat up as much as the OnePlus 9 Pro.
One could say that OnePlus might not have optimised the device well for the chip. However, the same is the case with the Vivo X60 Pro Plus. The phone still does get warm under heavy load and spreads it out to the metal frame, all because of the enormous power on offer.
For the first time after a really long time, Samsung got very close to a Snapdragon flagship processor in terms of raw power and efficiency. Ditching the Exynos 2100 in favour of the Snapdragon 888 SoC may not be a wise decision, considering the heating issues the chipset brings with it. Add to it the hot summers in India, where temperatures hit 55-degrees in some regions.
Fans and enthusiasts have been asking for Samsung flagships with Snapdragon processors – something that only the US has been getting for years. However, this time around, we sincerely hope that Samsung goes back to the drawing board and considers launching the Galaxy Z Fold3 with the powerful, yet cooler, Exynos 2100 SoC.
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