After launching the Galaxy S20 series, Samsung has also released the kernel source code for the three flagship smartphones. Joggling with the kernel code allows developers to use the mobile phones at their maximum. It is the core of every system and manages everything, including the way the CPU runs.
Now, the guys at XDA Developers have managed to dig some evidence of forthcoming Samsung smartphones after looking through the kernel code of the Galaxy S20 lineup and the Galaxy Z Flip. The developers found mentions of what they suggest is the Galaxy Note 20 series and the Galaxy Fold 2. They also discovered a new device dubbed ‘Zodiac.’
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Fold 2
The developers at XDA discovered files for three different series: ‘Project XYZ,’ ‘Project Canvas,’ and ‘Project Winner2,’ with Project XYZ referring to the three various Galaxy S20 models.
Project Canvas and Project Winner 2 are most probably the Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Fold 2, according to the report. The suggestion was made because the name ‘Project C’ was earlier linked with the Note 20, while ‘Project Winner’ was the moniker attributed to the first Galaxy Fold. The ‘Winner2’ codename for the Galaxy Fold 2 has also been previously suggested by GalaxyClub.
Moreover, the code has related both Project Winner2 and Project Canvas with ‘kona,’ which is a codename for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865. It is, therefore, evident that the Galaxy Fold 2 and the Galaxy Note 20 will be powered by the Snapdragon 865 since their predecessors used the Snapdragon 855 SoC.
Mentions of a third mysterious device dubbed ‘Zodiac’ were also discovered in the kernel code for the Galaxy Z Flip. The device allegedly runs on the Snapdragon 855, and the only country noted in the details, is China. It is possible this is a smartphone specially made for China, but developers at XDA couldn’t reveal any more details about it.
If it matters, this could also just be a development device, so we should not expect a new Samsung smartphone running on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor just yet.