Galaxy Z Fold3 camera specs leak, and they're very similar to the Z Fold2

The rear camera setup on the Galaxy Z Fold3 from a leaked promotional video
Image credit: @BuKarpiel (Twitter)

Last week, we finally got a fairly clear look at the Galaxy Z Fold3 in a series of leaked renders, alongside the Galaxy Z Flip3. Those renders revealed a triple-camera setup on the back of the device, as well as an under-display selfie camera on the inner portion of the foldable, but tech specs for these cameras weren't mentioned anywhere.

Now, Twitter user and leaker FrontTron (via SamMobile) claims to have some information about the cameras on the upcoming foldable, and in what may be disappointing news to some, they are very similar to those of the Galaxy Z Fold2. Like its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Fold3 will reportedly feature five cameras in total - three on the back, one under the inner display, and one on the cover display.

The specs for those cameras are also seemingly very similar, except for the new under-display camera on the inside of the phone, which will apparently be using a Sony IMXx71 sensor with 16MP resolution, with each pixel being 1µm in size. That's in comparison to the 10MP camera on the Z Fold2, which has larger 1.22µm pixels. The cover camera will be using the same 10MP sensor as last year's model.

Turning to the rear, it's all very familiar, too. All three of the cameras will feature 12MP resolutions, those being main, ultra-wide, and 3x optical zoom cameras, just like those on the Galaxy Z Fold2. There could be differences in the sensors, but detailed sensor specs for the purported camera setup weren't mentioned.

However, this once again seems to leave Samsung's foldable behind its main flagships, seeing as the Galaxy S21 at least had a 64MP telephoto camera, and going up to the S21 Ultra, the camera setup is far more advanced than what's said to be on the Galaxy Z Fold3. At the same time, the Huawei Mate X2 we just reviewed this weekend features a flagship camera setup that isn't far behind Huawei's more traditional phones.

On the other hand, that's an even more expensive foldable, so it may make sense for Samsung to try to reduce the price of its phones to help popularize this form factor first. After all, that is one of the goals the company set out in its latest quarterly earnings report.

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