Samsung’s flagship phones are powered by their own Exynos chipsets everywhere outside the US and a few other countries. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoC processor was also found in these markets. However, the exception came back five years ago. In 2015, as a result of concerns over Snapdragon 810 SoC overheating, Samsung used the Exynos 7420 chipset on all Galaxy S6 devices. This year, the series was equipped with the Snapdragon 865 .
One month after Samsung launched the Galaxy S20 series , it released the core source code for versions of the new flagship models supported by both Snapdragon and Exynos. XDA reviewed this code and found references to two Samsung devices, including Galaxy Note 20 and 2 , powered by Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform. It was also discovered that the code mentioned an unknown device called the Zodiac Project. Considering that the Snapdragon 865 chip is used everywhere outside of Europe for the Galaxy S20 series, it might make sense for Samsung to continue this practice for the Galaxy Note 20 as well. XDA determined that these models will use Qualcomm’s 2020 7nm flagship chipset by detecting the Kona code name in the core source code.
We expect the Galaxy Fold 2 to fold inward, and a screen larger than 7.3 inches in the original model may appear. Also, Samsung is expected to use the same ultra-thin glass (UTG) used on the Galaxy Z Flip . This means that despite the manufacturer’s warnings, the Galaxy Fold will have a screen covered with peel-off protective film. This action forced Samsung to delay the launch of Galaxy Fold by five months while redesigning the product. Samsung tightened the film’s edges under the Galaxy Fold’s frames to prevent it from peeling off.
XDA saw a secret code called ” Project Zodiac ” in the core source code of Galaxy Z Flip. The information disclosed in the code shows that the Zodiac Project will only be in China. Given the similarity between the use of the letter “Z” on the Galaxy Z Flip and the “Project Zodiac”, another foldable phone in the Galaxy Z Flip style may come.
These estimates do not yet mention a specific date for the introduction of new devices. Even if the dates are mentioned, they may lose their validity due to the effect of Corona virus pandemic on supply chain and device production.