A new leak has now revealed information on the cameras of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5 foldable phones. As previously reported, the Z Fold5 will not adopt the S23 Ultra’s 200 MP camera; the Galaxy Z Flip5 looks set for a main camera upgrade, however, but not to the S23’s 50 MP shooter.
Samsung will unveil its foldables for the year, the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5, in August at Unpacked. The rumor mill for both phones looks to be picking up speed, with recent reports indicating weight reduction and no 200 MP camera for the Galaxy Z Fold5. The cheaper Galaxy Z Flip5, it appears, will not get a big camera upgrade either.
According to leaker chunvn888, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 is set to arrive with an upgraded 12 MP main camera. That, of course, means the foldable phone will not be equipped with the 50 MP sensor used on the non-Ultra S22 and S23 models. Details of the touted 12 MP sensor are unknown but it can be expected to be larger than the 1/1.76″ unit on last year’s Galaxy Z Flip4.
The Galaxy Z Fold5 will retain its predecessor’s 50 MP camera. That’s the same sensor used on the the S22+ and S23+. It’s been said that the 200 MP sensor from the Galaxy S23 Ultra would’ve been physically impossible to fit into the Galaxy Z Fold5, essentially limiting the foldable to the smaller 50 MP sensor. Likely, that has, in turn, prevented Samsung from equipping the Galaxy Z Flip5 with a 50 MP snapper. The Z Fold5 will be priced considerably higher than the Z Flip5 after all, and Samsung would want to maintain the more expensive phone’s hardware advantage.
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Ricci Rox, 2023-03-13 (Update: 2023-03-13)