Rumors that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 will get a new hinge design to hide the crease in the center of the screen have been around for a while. On the other hand, the leaks on the subject of the main camera go in the exact opposite direction. The upcoming Fold will reportedly continue to use the same 50MP ISOCELL GN3 main camera that was used in the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4.
The message comes from the guide ice world, whose track record is usually very good. As per the tip, Samsung uses the well-known ISOCELL GN3 of the Galaxy Z Fold5 instead of the 200MP ISOCELL HP2 sensor of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. The reason is that “it is impossible to use HP2 on Fold5”. The guide does not reveal why this is impossible. Limitations in material costs as well as design or space issues are conceivable in the case of the Fold5.
If you want to get an idea of what the 50MP ISOCELL GN3 sensor can do, you should read our detailed Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 review. If today’s rumor is true, one can only hope that the software will improve. Samsung managed to do something similar with the S23 Ultra. The 10x zoom camera works better with the same hardware than the predecessor Galaxy S22 Ultra, if only because of the software optimization.
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