Samsung’s 5G Galaxy Z Flip shows up on TENAA with an overclocked Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Samsung clearly dominates the market of smartphones with foldable displays. After launching the horizontally folding Samsung Galaxy Fold last year, the Korean giant launched Galaxy Z Flip with a much smaller footprint and a vertically folding screen earlier this year. Despite being launched alongside the Galaxy S20 series, which is powered by the Snapdragon 865 and features 5G support across all models, the Galaxy Z Flip ran on the Snapdragon 855+ mobile platform and lacked intrinsic support for 5G, which can be a dealbreaker for a $1,400 phone in 2020. To address this, Samsung has been working on a 5G variant of the Flip phone, and the same has now been listed on Chinese regulatory body TENAA.
The TENAA listing of the 5G Galaxy Z Flip reveals the specifications of the phone while also showing the phone in the familiar black color. According to the listing, the smartphone comes with a Snapdragon 865 chipset that has been overclocked to 3.09GHz (presumably for the Prime core). There isn’t any other observable change to the smartphone in terms of specifications – the 5G variant features the same dimensions of the chassis and the display, RAM and storage configurations, and battery capacity.
As per the listing, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G will carry a model name “SM-F7070” which varies from the previously certified model “SM-F707B.” It is possible that the former is targeting the Chinese market while the latter could be for another region. The Chinese variant listed on TENAA will support n41, n78, and n79 bands for both SA as well as NSA 5G networks.
While there isn’t much information about the launch of the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, it is quite possible that the company reveals the phone alongside Note 20 series that is expected to be revealed on August 5th via a virtual event. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series is also likely to be accompanied by the Galaxy Fold 2 while the Z Flip 5G could be the mysterious “Project Zodiac” device spotted earlier.