The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 will have an under display camera, but only on the inside

26 May 2021
The rear camera setup is shaping up to be disappointing with only 2x zoom and small sensors.

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TheArtist, 28 May 2021Modular phones weren't a failure but manufacturers did... moreThat's simply not true, modules were expensive enough for them to make a really good profit but people weren't interested. If people wanted it, they would provide it. Personally I would never buy these modules, I prefer buying a new devices every three to four years.

Solun1, 27 May 2021Modular phones were attempted before and it was a horrible ... moreModular phones weren't a failure but manufacturers didn't launch and market that many modular phones.. The reason it was deemed a failure is because manufacturers understood that they can't earn profits as a modular phone means it to easy to be repaired and their planned obsolescence strategy won't work. In fact, manufacturers weren't putting efforts into the project. Even if the Processor can't be swapped, most other parts could and if availability is no issue, then people would get their phones repaired instead of replaced. It failed because of lack of effort by manufacturers.

TheArtist, 26 May 2021I would buy it if Sammy makes it easy to repair with maybe ... moreModular phones were attempted before and it was a horrible fail because you still can't change the processor which is one of the most important things in any phone. Also the distribution never managed because different parts were not available at most merchants, they were expensive and people rather bought a new phone than just a module.

Wow this better be good, they're taking an enormous risk by putting their first (and the world's first valid attempt) at an under-display camera in a flagship such as this.

  • Osiris

Junt, 26 May 2021Meh, needs to be a bigger jump from fold2 for me to be inte... moreYep nothing special, Z Fold 2 is a better choice

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Anonymous, 26 May 2021"under display camera, but only on the inside" G... moreYes. That ie also why the main cameras haven't been improved this year.

  • Spike

And no one with brains should buy these phones till they give us real flagship specs!

Sony xperia design at the rear haha

I would buy it if Sammy makes it easy to repair with maybe modular parts. I honestly don't like disposable phones or tablets anymore which are made in such a way that makes repairs difficult. Fed up with planned obsolescence strategies of greedy corporates. I would suggest everyone to consider easy repairability as a deciding factor when buying new phones, tablets and laptops.

Under display camera for the inside screen doesn't sound like a bad idea, at least there is flexibility for video calls when using the screen unfolded. As for the rear camera, even Sony can give better hardware. I really find that ironic since the Z Fold3 has exactly the same main camera sensor as the one in the 2020 and 2021 Xperia flagships.

I hope the selfie quality of the UDC is nice. The folding display also has a lot of problems lately

  • Junt

Meh, needs to be a bigger jump from fold2 for me to be interested ir it.

  • Anonymous

Duck of death, 26 May 2021The small sensors is a result of them prioritizing phone th... moreI think the same, why do they call it disappointing when it's the right move?
I figure its gonna be lit :)

Anonymous, 26 May 2021"under display camera, but only on the inside" G... moreThat's so true! Next year S22 Ultra will have UDC but regular and plus not. So that they can keep it till 2023 to update whole Galaxy series... It's a delay tactic

Anonymous, 26 May 2021Looks like they’re trying to make it cheaper and more acces... moreThe small sensors is a result of them prioritizing phone thickness over cameras.
I'd at least argue that it's a better thing to focus on, on a foldable device.

  • Anonymous

2x optical zoom? why

  • Anonymous

Looks like they’re trying to make it cheaper and more accessible to the mainstream

  • Anonymous

"under display camera, but only on the inside"
Gotta save something for next year, amirite?

  • So

Samsung every time makes intuitive choices and easy to use