For the past three years, Samsung has been dominating the foldable smartphone market without any real competition. For the past three years, Samsung has been dominating the foldable smartphone market without any real competition. Brands like OnePlus and even Tecno have entered the foldable market, which means that Samsung will need to step up its game and focus on making significant developments for its next-generation foldable device.
According to a new rumor, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 5 may not receive an upgrade to its primary camera. The device is expected to receive several improvements, but the company may not be able to incorporate its 200MP ISOCELL HP2 sensor due to technical limitations. While disappointing for camera enthusiasts, the Z Fold 5 is still likely to bring significant advancements in other areas, making it a highly anticipated device for tech enthusiasts.
Renowned leaker Ice Universe took to Twitter to share a rumor about the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 5’s camera. However, the source doesn’t explain the reasons behind this decision, leaving consumers wondering if it’s due to cost constraints or technical limitations imposed by the unique form factor of the device. As per the rumor, the Z Fold 5’s primary camera will be the same as its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Fold 4.
Galaxy Z Fold5 will continue to use the same camera module as Fold4. It is impossible to use HP2.— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) March 10, 2023
To recall, Samsung has incorporated the ISOCELL GN3 sensor into the previous-gen Z Fold 4, and the same sensor is expected to be used in the Z Fold 5 as well. This sensor boasts a resolution of 50MP, an f/1.8 aperture, 1.0-micron pixels, and advanced features such as Dual Pixel PDAF and OIS.
It’s worth noting that the 200MP ISOCELL HP2 sensor was first introduced with the Galaxy S23 Ultra and might remain exclusive to that phone for the rest of the year. Regarding the Galaxy Z Fold 5, it is still uncertain if Samsung plans to improve other aspects of the camera or telephoto capabilities.
While it’s unlikely that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will be equipped with the 200MP ISOCELL HP2 sensor, Samsung may still look to improve the device’s camera experience in other ways. For example, the company is already teasing improved Nightography features on the upcoming Galaxy A54, so it’s possible that some of these enhancements could make their way to the Z Fold 5. It remains to be seen whether Samsung will upgrade other cameras on the device or improve its telephoto capabilities.
Recent leaks suggest that the phone will feature a new waterdrop-style hinge that will enable the device to fold completely flat, thus removing the gap between the two display panels. Samsung fans can expect to get their first official look at the highly anticipated Galaxy Z Fold 5 at the upcoming Unpacked event, which is likely to take place sometime in August or September of 2023.