August 10, 2022. SAN DIEGO, Calif.
Samsung and Qualcomm Work Together to Define Next Wave of Premium Android Experiences
Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 powers Samsung’s newest flagship foldable device lineup, Galaxy Z Flip4 and Z Fold4, globally.
The Company’s newest premium-tier powerhouse—Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1—delivers power and performance enhancements for the ultimate boost across all on-device experiences.
Both devices feature 5G mmWave to enable the fastest 5G cellular speeds available, as well as the Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6900 Mobile Connectivity System, which offers premium Wi-Fi 6/6E with 6GHz support and Bluetooth® features including blazing fast speeds to keep users productive and connected.
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced that its flagship Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform is powering Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.’s latest cutting-edge foldable smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4. The Company’s newest flagship platform, Snapdragon 8+, is a premium-tier powerhouse delivering power and performance enhancements for the ultimate boost across all on-device experiences. The new Galaxy Z series devices also feature the latest Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6900 Mobile Connectivity System, which brings premium Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for fast, sustained connection.
“For over two decades, we’ve worked closely with Samsung to define premium Android experiences and our relationship has never been stronger. We are committed to delivering the most innovative mobile and connectivity experiences to our customers and ultimately consumers. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 and Z Fold4 powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 are prime examples of what can be achieved,” said Christopher Patrick, senior vice president and general manager, mobile handset, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
"Our close strategic partnership with Qualcomm is a prime example of Samsung’s openness philosophy in action, which prioritizes the best device experiences for our users through collaborations with industry-leading experts,” said Inkang Song, vice president and head of technology strategy group, MX business at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung is proud to feature the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 inside the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 and Z Fold4. With more power, speed and efficiency, our fourth-generation foldables open up new possibilities for our users and ultimately change how we interact with our smartphones."
Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 delivers the ultimate boost across Galaxy Z series experiences and lets users maximize their play all day. Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 delivers ultra-smooth responsiveness and color-rich HDR scenes at the highest visual quality. With an improved Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU and Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU, Snapdragon 8+ provides up to 10% faster GPU speeds and CPU processing, as well as up to 30% GPU and CPU power efficiency improvement to deliver the ultimate gameplay experience. Snapdragon 8+ also features the 7th generation Qualcomm® AI Engine for unbeatable intelligence and up to 20% better performance per Watt. The devices also take advantage of a dedicated Trust Management Engine in Snapdragon 8+ to achieve heightened security for apps and services.
The Galaxy Z Flip4 and Z Fold4 features advanced Snapdragon connectivity technologies across 5G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for fast and reliable connected experiences. The Snapdragon X65 Modem-RF System provides remarkable speed and efficiency, including support for 5G mmWave for the fastest 5G cellular speeds possible. Both devices also feature the latest FastConnect 6900, which brings together premium Wi-Fi 6/6E and advanced Bluetooth capabilities. Whether users are streaming, gaming, or working—they’ll experience blazing fast speeds, low latency, and reliable performance for the most demanding applications, even in the most congested areas.
More information on the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform can be found at https://www.qualcomm.com/products/application/smartphones/snapdragon-8-series-mobile-platforms/snapdragon-8-plus-gen-1-mobile-platform. For more information about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Z Flip4, please visit www.samsung.com/galaxy or www.samsungmobilepress.com.
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 5G mmWave support varies by region depending on network readiness.  Galaxy Z Fold4 supports Wi-Fi 6/6E and Galaxy Z Flip4 supports Wi-Fi 6. 6GHz support varies by country depending on its 6 GHz band availability.  Compared to Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform  5G mmWave support varies by region depending on network readiness.  Galaxy Z Fold4 supports Wi-Fi 6/6E and Galaxy Z Flip4 supports Wi-Fi 6. 6GHz support varies by country depending on its 6 GHz band availability.