Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3’s under-display camera to offer improved light transmittance

Michail, 04 June 2021

There’s plenty of talk that Samsung will announce its first under-display camera on a smartphone with the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold3. Now, tipster IceUniverse is adding some clarity on the matter by addressing a key factor in image quality for such sensors - light transmittance. Based on his tip, the Galaxy Z Fold3’s UD camera will bring over 40% better light transmittance than any other camera of this type thus far.

For reference, the only commercially available phone with a UD camera is ZTE’s Axon 20 so that’s likely the device serving for the comparison made in the statement above. The Z Fold3 is said to have already entered mass production and we’re expecting to see its debut sometime next month.

Galaxy Z Fold3 render
Galaxy Z Fold3 render

The foldable should pack a 16MP Sony IMX 471 front-facing cam hidden beneath its 7.55-inch LTPO AMOLED main screen. The smaller outward display will apparently pack a 10MP secondary selfie shooter while the back will likely recycle last year’s three 12MP sensors.


Reader comments

  • DannyDoesSamsung
  • 06 Jun 2021
  • X3f

I totally agree with the above poster, tech mobile is at a level foldable phones cant hold for that much longe. Its only a matter of time these tech giant buddys will have break and give us whats owed..... No note this year? Hey heres an up...

  • Anonymous
  • 06 Jun 2021
  • ILk

Let's face it, people looking for a foldable are mostly looking for the tablet experience. Going from about 7 to 7.5 is not cutting it for many, especially when they are paying about twice as much. Not much of a change from Fold 2. Price must g...

Exactly. Also, I am curious as to what is the light transmission of other under display cameras. I would guess that smartphone camera makers would therefore need to ensure as high an f-stop as possible to compensate for the enormous light loss. Plus ...

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