The upcoming release of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 is generating buzz and rumors, with one well-placed leaker sharing some news about the primary camera module. Ice Universe, a reliable source for mobile predictions, reports that the primary camera on the foldable phone won’t be any different than that on the current model, the Galaxy Z Fold 4.
According to Ice Universe, it is “impossible to use HP2” in the Galaxy Z Fold 5, meaning that Samsung’s new 200MP ISOCELL HP2 sensor won’t be featured in this iteration. It’s unclear why this is the case, but it could be due to limitations in physical space or engineering constraints.
This leak indicates that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will have the same camera configuration as the Galaxy Z Fold 4, which boasts a triple-lens 50MP+12MP+10MP camera on the “back” (depending on how it’s folded), a single-lens 4MP camera under the main screen, and a single-lens 10MP camera on the cover display on the “front.”
Earlier rumors had suggested that the primary camera lens on the Galaxy Z Fold 5 might be upgraded to 108MP, but this latest leak seems to dispel that possibility.
While the lack of a camera upgrade may be disappointing to some, the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s camera setup is already highly capable and delivers excellent results. In addition, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is expected to include other improvements, such as a stronger hinge mechanism, a larger external display, and potentially an under-display camera.
It’s worth noting that if Samsung sticks to its schedule from last year, we should expect to see the Galaxy Z Fold 5 launch alongside the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 in August. While there may not be a significant leap forward in terms of internal components, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is shaping up to be a highly desirable phone. We’ll have to wait for its official release to see how it fares against the competition.