What you need to know
- The camera specs of Samsung's next foldable phones may have surfaced.
- The Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 are tipped to the stick to the same camera setup as last year's models.
- Samsung, on the other hand, could use new sensors for the upcoming devices.
Samsung is due to trot out its next foldable phones in just a few months, and while nothing has been announced yet, the rumor mill has been churning away, and the latest intelligence concerns the cameras of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5. However, if you were hoping for optical upgrades, don't hold your breath.
Noted leaker Yogesh Brar published the supposed camera specs of both devices, suggesting that the next-generation foldable phones won't see any camera upgrades. Brar's claim contradicts an earlier leak that claimed the Galaxy Z Fold 5 would receive a 108MP main camera and a 64MP telephoto lens.
Instead, the latest leak says that the next Galaxy Z Fold will have a 50MP main shooter, a 12MP ultrawide camera, and a 10MP telephoto camera. For what it's worth, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 had the same rear camera setup, implying that its successor will be a minor upgrade rather than a complete overhaul.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5- 50MP + 12MP (UW) + 10MP (Tele)Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5- 12MP + 12MP (UW)- Improved hinge- New image sensors- Large outer displays- Qualcomm Snapdragon for GalaxyApril 6, 2023
The same could be true for the Galaxy Z Flip 5, as Brar claims that it will have a 12MP primary shooter and a 12MP ultrawide camera. This isn't surprising given that Samsung's foldable handsets haven't traditionally raised the bar for mobile photography.
It's not all bad news for the next-gen devices, though. The leak notes that both Samsung's next contenders for the best foldable smartphone will come with new image sensors. That said, details about these sensors remain a mystery at the moment.
Additionally, we may expect an improved hinge system, which is consistent with previous rumors suggesting that the phones' hinge will curve the glass in a waterdrop shape to eliminate the display crease.
We might also see a larger outer display, presumably on the clamshell foldable model. This corroborates earlier leaks about the Galaxy Z Flip 5's supposed external display, which is rumored to increase from 1.9 inches to 3.4 inches.
Lastly, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 could be powered by the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset found inside the Samsung Galaxy S23 series.
The Galaxy Z Flip 4 is the successor to Samsung's most popular foldable device, providing users with even more customization options. It also has a larger battery, an upgraded chipset, and double the maximum storage capacity.
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